Get your gumboots ready, as Auckland Council’s Ambury Farm Day is back! Experience life on the farm up close and personal at Ambury Regional Park on Sunday 20 October.
“Ambury Farm Day is a free, family event that has been running since 1988. It’s one of the biggest events funded and run by the council and is about making farming and outdoor recreation accessible to all Aucklanders,” says Auckland Council’s Regional Parks Manager, Rachel Kelleher.
“We took a break last year and now we’re back better than ever. We’ve taken the event back to its traditional rural roots and farming themes. Ambury Farm Day is about connecting the city with country life.
“A big thank you to the team who has been involved in organising this year’s Ambury Farm Day. We hope to see people from across the region come and enjoy all the displays and activities on offer,” she says.
Things to do and see at this year’s farm day include animal petting, wood chopping, sheep shearing, historical farm machinery, farm rides, kite displays and a General Collective farmer’s market.
Entry and parking are free, along with most of the activities. There is also a supervised bike parking area if you cycle to Ambury Farm Day.
“It’s a real team effort to make Ambury Farm Day happen and the event wouldn’t be made possible without the support of the many volunteers and vendors involved,” says Auckland Council Senior Park Ranger and one of the organisers of the event, Bronwen Lehmann.
What: Ambury Farm Day 2019
When: 20 October 2019, 10am-4pm.
Where: Ambury Regional Park, 43 Ambury Road, Mangere Bridge.