21 June 2024

Organic farm estate prepares for fun-filled summer of Rhug

VISITORS from across North Wales and beyond are preparing for a fun-filled summer of Rhug.

The 12,500-acre organic farm estate, based near Corwen in Denbighshire, has unveiled a series of events that will attract thousands of people over the coming months.

As well as the always popular Open Farm Sunday, to be held on June 9, Rhug Estate is preparing for its first ever summer fair.

Taking place on Saturday June 8, the packed programme includes a barbecue and entertainment, competitions, children’s activities, a photo station and appearances by Mynydd Sleddog Adventures and a legion from the Roman Living History Society.

Entry is free and there will be an abundance of stalls featuring local producers such as Coastal Craft Design, Sail Bags, Tired Mums Coffee, Bathing Beauty, Wildlife by Mouse, Kirsty Williams Ceramics and CraftyMooStudio.

Rhug Estate owner Lord Newborough is looking forward to the inaugural event and said: “This is an opportunity for us to capitalise on the success of the Open Farm Sunday by extending our land and facilities for the whole weekend.

“We welcome people from all over the country to our farm shop, drive thru and café – which will also be available throughout – and are sure even more will join us for this amazing selection of attractions and activities.

“There is something for everyone, so fingers crossed for sunshine! We hope to see you all here soon.”

This year, Open Farm Sunday takes place from 10am-4pm and entry is free; among the highlights will be sheepdog demonstrations, sheep shearing, farm machinery, and food and drink stalls.

Those in attendance can learn more about life on a working farm and meet the animals, including sheep, deer and Rhug’s herd of North American bison, the largest in the UK.

Volunteers from Wales Federation of Young Farmers (Wales YFC) will be on hand to give information and guidance.

The Estate’s upcoming calendar also includes a series of farm walks, Animal EncountersMerioneth County Show, wine tasting sessions, and the always well-attended Corwen Shears.

For more information, email events@rhug.co.uk and visit the website www.rhug.co.uk. You can also follow them on social media at @rhugestate.