FAMILIES can enjoy a day a fun day in the countryside at an exciting new event.

Spring Fest invites people to visit a working farm at Alderley Park’s 400-acre woodland park.

The estate’s former ‘Farm Weekend’ has been refreshed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bruntwood SciTech.

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A special festival on Saturday, April 27, will see a host of exciting activities.

Knutsford Guardian: Spring Fest welcomes visitors to Alderley Park's 400-acre woodland estateSpring Fest welcomes visitors to Alderley Park's 400-acre woodland estate (Image: Bruntwood SciTech)

Live music will be performed by Cheshire brass band The Roaming Empire.

Falconry displays, donkey rides, spring crafts, street food and bars promise to make it a great day out.

Daniel Bourne, director of asset management at Bruntwood SciTech said: “We’re delighted to launch Spring Fest this April and can't wait to bring our most inspiring programme yet to the community.

“As we celebrate 10 years of the transformation of Alderley Park, we thought it the perfect time to evolve our Farm Weekend event and pack in even more reasons to love spring and all that it embodies.

Knutsford Guardian: A chance to celebrate the magic of spring, wildlife, animals and natureA chance to celebrate the magic of spring, wildlife, animals and nature (Image: Bruntwood SciTech)

“Nature is at the heart of what we do at Alderley Park and we’re delighted to throw open our gates to the community to experience the joy of the Park.”

Alderley Park Farm is home to 250 ewes and the flock produces around 400 lambs each year.

This year, visitors will be able to admire the flock in the lambing shed, as well as pet other animals from the farm and take tours of the whole site by tractor.

Knutsford Guardian: Visitors will be able to tour the whole site on a tractorVisitors will be able to tour the whole site on a tractor (Image: Bruntwood SciTech)

Other highlights include a woodland trail treasure hunt and off-road adventures with mini Rovers, a fleet of mini Land Rovers to give kids the chance to sit in the driving seat.

Various other educational and interactive farming pop-ups will be available.

Spring Fest runs from 10am to 4pm and is a not-for-profit community event.

Tickets are £8 per person, which includes all activities on site and a 50p donation from each ticket going to charity.

Under 3s go free.

To book visit alderleypark.co.uk/springfest

Historic Alderley Park is owned, managed and developed by Bruntwood SciTech, a joint venture between property company Bruntwood, Legal & General, and Greater Manchester Pension Fund, offers a range of office and lab space for companies working in science, technology and the wider innovation sector.

It is also home to a wide range of amenities including a state-of-the-art gym and sports complex, newly-launched padel courts, an on-site restaurant and pub - The Churchill Tree, and scenic woodland with walking, running and cycling routes open to the public.

The campus is home to more than 250 companies including Evotec, Medicines Discovery Catapult, SAP and Lokulus.