Big Spring Picnic *Booking Essential.
Event: White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS
Date: Saturday 18th May
Time: 11.00am for 12 Noon
Venue: The Straits Field, White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS
Entry: Free Entry - Free Entry – But PLEASE EMAIL TO BOOK A PLACE
Tickets for Big Spring Picnic Raffle available on the day.
Prizes include : sheepskin rug; hand-turned bowls; books; Suffolk honey.
Big Spring Picnic BBQ will be on open from 11.30am – 4pM
BYO Picnic of local foods – see Food Adventures
Located east of the farmyards at White House Farm is a long field called The Straits. It is fringed by a line of tall poplar trees to the north and old hedgerows to the south. The field itself is remarkable for its ancient oaks – the remnants of post-medieval farm parkland.
Stretched out alongside two of these veteran trees is the farm’s Big Spring Picnic Table. At 209m long, it is [unofficially] the world’s longest permanent picnic table. The table tops are made with planks from home-milled oak cut from trees that have died at the farm over the years.
The aim was to build a picnic table that was big enough to be seen from space : to celebrate the extraordinary local food and landscape economy of the Alde Valley and Suffolk Coast; and to promote Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s vision for a Living Landscape for Suffolk :
“a place in where people, farming and wildlife can thrive, bringing people and wildlife closer together and sharing Suffolk’s natural heritage”.
For 2018, the Big Spring Picnic at “The Table of the East” will raise funds for Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk Refugee Support.
Booking Essential: email@example.com
Landscape Partners : Saul Hunt, Drywood Milling, Kiwi Fencing, BOTANICA, Mickey Salter, Charlie Steed & Great Glemham Farms.
Note : Health, Hygiene & Safety :
The farm has two farmyard toilets and additional portable toilets on site during the Alde Valley Spring Festival. There is wheelchair access to most barns in which the works of art are on show; and to the Farmyard Classroom WC. There are First Aid points and at least one First Aider on site during opening hours. Access to the Big Spring Picnic field is over level grass pasture. Arrangements can be made for drivers to park vehicles nearer to the Big Spring Picnic Table if needed : please contact the Festival Office : firstname.lastname@example.org / 01728 663 531
Please note that monitored wifi CCTV is in operation on the farm drives and around the farmyards at all times for security and safety.
All children must be accompanied at all times whilst at the farm. Visitors are also responsible for their own safety and are kindly asked to keep to public access areas at all times. Visitors are requested please to not bring dogs to the farm or Festival events : White House Farm is a working sheep farm with livestock in the fields.