Kids and families used to have great family fun on London Family Farm Day but this year they found much more. Apart from having fun on the popular Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Nylon Zoo, they had the chance to learn some skills and knowledge about historic family farm life; such as woodworking, carving, weaving, spinning, lace making and historic fashion. They were also able to bring home some memorable moments captured in the vintage family photos taken by members of the Richmond Photo Club in a heritage farm setting.
Many took a tour of the museums inside the Farmhouse and Spragg Barn, strolled through the beautiful Heritage Gardens, enjoyed a Full Tea in the Tea Room or just had a picnic on the lawns with food from the Concession Booth or the Food Trucks.
With new activities added and nicely spread out in a wider area in London Heritage Farm, participating kids and families have enjoyed a whole day of great outdoor fun in a very relaxing environment.
Here is a photo journal of the kids and families in action on London Family Farm Day 2015.
It’s London Family Farm Day tomorrow, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at London Heritage Farm! Weather forecast for this late summer day is “mostly sunny” but “a bit cooler”, and so, it will be a perfect day for great outdoor family fun. Kids and families are all invited to join this big summer event. Admission at gate is free for kids under 12, $1.00 for teens and seniors, $2.50 for adults and $5.00 for families. Opening hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
London Family Farm Day is a fun and interactive day for families, and this year we will be introducing kids to various aspects of family life in the Victorian era. New activities added to the program are the Vintage Photo Booth, Bonkers Giant Games, London Family Scavenger Hunt, Historic Fashion Exhibit and Food Trucks. Popular activities returning are Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Nylon Zoo (presenting the new inflatable Beluga Whale sculpture), Butter Making, Spinning and Weaving, Wood Carving, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Kids Woodworking, Organic Produce Sale, Bake Sale, Concession, Live Music and more. Many of these activities are free of charge. Check out the London Family Farm Day 2015 News Blog for details and make your activities plan for the day.
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Parking space is limited around London Heritage Farm and taking public transport to the event is recommended. Or take the bikes through the cycling routes in the City of Richmond and you can easily find your way to the event.
We wish to see all of you there and you have a wonderful time on London Family Farm Day!
Visiting guests of London Family Farm Day 2015 will have the privilege of seeing for free an exhibit of selected historic fashions dating back to the Victorian era. These historic fashions, specially chosen from the seasoned collection of Ivan Sayers, a Fashion Historian, will be on display in the South Porch of the London Farmhouse on Sunday, August 16th, 2015 and Ivan will be there to present his collection.
Ivan worked at the Vancouver Museum for 20 years and as a Curator of History there for many years. He has also taught courses at Simon Fraser University and is known for his charismatic and comical lectures.
For more information on Ivan Sayers please check out this interview with MONTECRISTO Magazine:
Ivan Sayers: Interview with MONTECRISTO Magazine
Anyone who has ever dreamed of growing your own organic produce should take a tour of our Allotment Gardens located on the west side of London Heritage Farm. You will be amazed to see the creativity and hard works of our Allotment Gardeners and a lot of organic produce that are now growing there.
If you are coming with your family to join the London Family Farm Day 2015 on Sunday August 16, you will have the chance to bring home some organic produce fresh from our Allotment Gardens. A number of our Allotment Gardeners have pledged to donate some of their harvest for the Produce Sale on that day. Supply will be very limited and so find them early before they are sold out. Our Allotment Gardeners will also be happy to share with you their farming knowledge and experience.
Ready to be served with the Berry Tea in our Tea Room this coming Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd from 12 to 5 pm are some big ripe blackberries fresh and hand-picked from London Heritage Farm’s gardens. Our full Berry Tea includes a serving of London Lady Tea, some fresh blackberries in small cup with cream, along with a blueberry scone, mixed berry tarts and jam. Supply of fresh blackberries are limited and reservation is recommended.