The Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend takes place from Friday to Sunday, June 14-16, at various locations across Northern Ireland.

Locally, the Enniskillen Campus of CAFRE will be opening its doors, and will be open to the public on Saturday, June 15 from 11am to 4pm.

There, you can walk the campus trails, visit the equitation and racing yards, and try out the equine simulators. Young children can help pollinators by planting seeds and can milk Daisy the cow.

Visit the Fermanagh Beekeepers’ Association at the apiary, and watch local riding displays in the outdoor arena.

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase tea/coffee from vendors, outdoor picnic benches are available.

Greenmount Campus, Antrim will also be open, on the weekend of Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 11am to 4pm.

There, visit agriculture and horticulture displays, food to fork exhibits, and watch sheep shearing demonstrations.

There will be fun for all in the Walled Garden, with floristry demonstrations and family games and activities.

Purchase plants at the Horticulture Centre, be wowed by the Koi Carp and learn about bees from the Ulster Beekeepers’ Association.

Try your hand at driving tractor simulators, have a go at milking Clover the cow, and hear about courses available at CAFRE.

Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea can be purchased from Mount Charles Catering or bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoor seating available throughout the campus.

The Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend is a free to attend initiative led by the Ulster Farmers’ Union, with the support of Bank of Ireland, Asda, NFU Mutual, Livestock & Meat Commission NI, Moy Park, the Farmers Journal and John Thompson and Sons.

Note that dogs are not permitted on the college estates, so leave pets at home. Only assistance dogs, kept on their lead, will be permitted on the campus.

For further information, and for other farms open in your area during the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend, see

Caroline O’Neill, Tyrone businesswoman and well known by her social media handle, ‘Diggmama’, is lending her support to the weekend.

Caroline will be sharing her culinary talents by cooking delicious recipes for her family featuring products from Moy Park and Farm Quality Assured Lamb endorsed by the Livestock and Meat Commission.

These demonstrations will be shared across her social media platforms, offering followers a taste of the farm-to-fork experience.

Additionally, she will visit one of the participating farms, Beattie’s Glenpark Farm near Omagh, to explore and highlight its preparations for the weekend.

This visit aims to provide an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of Northern Ireland’s farmers and the hard work that goes into producing local food.