A WELL-KNOWN organic dairy brand is hoping to tempt holidaymakers to Somerset, offering them something a bit more exciting than milk and yogurt.

With travel restrictions likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future many people are opting to holiday a little closer to home, so Yeo Valley are inviting people to take an adventure with them instead this summer.

The Blagdon-based farm will be opening its garden gates to host a wide variety of events, suitable for the whole family.

Creative Director, Sarah Mead, said: “Now is the perfect time to come and visit us here in the Yeo Valley Organic garden.

“We are looking forward to welcoming you, whether that is to a cookery demi demo in our new Yurt in the Meadow, getting green in the garden, or finding out more about how we farm on a farm to fridge day.

“If you are spoilt for choice, then why not try a bit of both - cooking and gardening rolled into one fabulous day.  

“We’ve got lots of outdoor events taking place at our Organic Garden and farm from art classes, ballet, to BBQ evenings; there’s something for everyone to enjoy and to make the most out of the British summer time.”

In a normal year, Yeo Valley welcomes up to 50,000 visitors to its organic farm, garden and headquarters and the team are keen to welcome people back in 2021 in reduced numbers with their new outdoor events schedule.

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2021 event highlights

Dance in Somerset

July 17-18

Witness guest dancers of one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, The Royal Ballet, perform classical and contemporary dances, which includes live musicians and a singer, with the impressive backdrop of Blagdon Lake. A truly unique event in aid of the arts.

Best of Both (Kitchen and Garden)

August 11 and September 3

Spend the morning in the fabulous new Yurt with chef Paul providing one of his legendary cooking demos. After lunch it’s over to the garden team for a presentation on the garden’s history and future plans, then you’ll have the opportunity to stroll around.

Demi Demo Days

Various dates each month

Spend a morning with the Chefs, sit back and relax whilst watching them create dishes to replicate back at home, all with a twist of Yeo. Includes light breakfast, lunch using organic ingredients and access to the staff shop.

Farm to fridge Day

Various dates until October

The classic event for any Yeo Valley or dairy fan includes a trip to see the cows where the story all begins. A day includes morning coffee, a delicious lunch, afternoon tea and garden entry. You get answers to any of your burning questions as well as a demo from one of the Yeo Valley chefs.

:: The Yeo Valley Organic Garden is also open every Wednesday and Friday for pre-booked timed entry until the end of October and for the first time it will be opening on Saturdays throughout June, July and October too.

Tickets are limited and only available in advance with social distancing guidelines being followed. To purchase your tickets and for further information, visit yeovalley.co.uk

Yeo Valley is also a partner of Valley Fest, billed as the best-tasting music festival in the South West.