Getting hands dirty down on the farm

NILABE120128d1, Broomfield hall, Derby college day of farm activities. Lindsay March shows a tow week old suffolk lamb to children.
NILABE120128d1, Broomfield hall, Derby college day of farm activities. Lindsay March shows a tow week old suffolk lamb to children.

ALL the fun of the farm was on offer at a college’s village base this weekend.

Children – and grown-ups – got their hands dirty at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall on Saturday having a go at everything from feeding animals to driving a tractor.

NILABE120128d2, Broomfield hall, Derby college day of farm activities. harriet Collins asa go at tractor driving under the tuition of Jeremy Carter.

NILABE120128d2, Broomfield hall, Derby college day of farm activities. harriet Collins asa go at tractor driving under the tuition of Jeremy Carter.

There were rare breeds to pet as well as rabbits, goats and an array of more exotic creatures.

Visitors were also allowed to bottle-feed the lambs during the hands-on event.

Bigger kids got the chance to get behind the wheel of a tractor to get a taste of the agricultural way of life.

There were also games and quizzes at the Food Hub, which is a café and foodshop supplying locally produced goods.

NILABE120128d3, Broomfield hall, Derby college day of farm activities. harriet Collins asa go at tractor driving under the tuition of Jeremy Carter.

NILABE120128d3, Broomfield hall, Derby college day of farm activities. harriet Collins asa go at tractor driving under the tuition of Jeremy Carter.

Assistant principal at the Morley-based college, Jeremy Carter, explained that the event is part of a nationwide bid to teach youngsters all about the rural economy in the UK.

He said: “It was fabulous.

“And what was really good was that we had little kids of two- or three-years-old right up to grandmas and grandads having a go.”

n Look out for more events at Broomfield Hall in the Advertiser in coming weeks.