• Editor

Discover a bygone rural age

Enjoy a weekend of rural nostalgia at Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst, and visit The Longdown Vintage Farm Rally featuring vintage tractors and machinery as well as bygone exhibits on Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May 2018 between 10am and 4pm each day. The Farm itself will be open until 5pm.


The two-day event is organised by the New Forest Group of the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club. It will feature a static display of vintage tractor beauties, which will be parading and taking part in events. There will be period working machinery such as a working sawmill with fascinating woodcutting demonstrations, static engines, and other country exhibits. Don’t miss the Victorian Country Kitchen featuring costumed Victorian workers and cooks showing how we used to produce and make our food.


Enjoy live music with folk singers Nomad (Saturday only), and also hand-made musical instruments which will add entertainment to the rural country charm. There will be plenty for the children: bumpy tractor rides at intervals throughout the day and the children v tractor tug of war! (Ground conditions permitting.)


All this, plus you can meet friendly farm animals during a full schedule of farm activities lasting all day, which includes bottle-feeding kid goats and calves and small animal handling in the new Animal Encounter Barn.


There’ll be a rural surprise around every corner!


Entry to the show is included in the normal admission price to Longdown Activity Farm. Children under 3 are free. Because of the nature of the show, some exhibits or attractions may not appear or be replaced at short notice.


See longdownfarm.co.uk for more details.




Recent Posts

See All

Recovery funding for leisure centres

Several leisure centres in Hampshire have been successful in bids to the National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF). The fund was established to support eligible public sector leisure services to reopen to

Ordnance Survey reveals secrets of towns and cities

Ordnance Survey is launching a ‘Secret Stories’ app to banish lockdown blues and turn family walks into mini-adventures. The Secret Stories app is free to download and brings towns and cities to life,

Otters appear across city

Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) is aiming to bring the local business community together to show its appreciation for all key workers by hosting an Otter Trail. The trail will be a free

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Click to find us on Facebook and Twitter

© 2021 Hampshire Media