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'Get in behind' Ambury Farm Day

'Get in behind' Ambury Farm Day

Ever wanted to ride a tractor, toss a gumboot, muster some sheep or feed a lamb? Now's your chance, with the Auckland Regional Council's Ambury Farm Day this weekend.

The annual farm day, on Sunday 17 October at Ambury Regional Park, brings a touch of country to the big smoke and gives city folk the chance to try their hand at a range of fabulous and fun farm activities.

As well as traditional farm action such as sheep shearing, mustering and handling, cow and goat milking, feeding calves and lambs, Ambury Farm Day will also feature pony rides, wood chopping competitions, face painting and a hay maze.

The Ambury Farm Day gives all Aucklanders a chance to experience farm life up close. It is a family event with entertainment, live music, a range of interactive demonstrations and displays and the chance to experience some interesting aspects of farming.

One of 21 regional parks run by the Auckland Regional Council, Ambury Regional Park is a working farm with a variety of cattle and sheep as well as pet lambs, goats, chickens, pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys rabbits and peacocks.

Located on the shores of the Manukau Harbour, the park is home for up to 86 bird species and has a new interpretation trail around the foreshore.

Ambury Regional Park is located on Ambury Road in Mangere. To get there from the west or north, exit the airport motorway at Mangere Bridge and follow signs from Mangere Bridge township. From the east or south, take the Coronation Rd exit off the airport motorway and follow signs from Miller Road.

Ambury Farm Day is free of charge and gates open from 10am to 4pm.

Dogs are not permitted at Ambury Regional Park because of the danger to native birds and farm animals.

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