AMELIA Trust Farm has lined-up new activities for families to take part in over the February half-term.

During the week there will be petting sessions, animal shows and a woodland bird trail, with all event aimed at getting children involved in nature.

On February 18, 21, 24 and 25, children can join the farm's petting sessions, where they'll get to meet some of their smallest animals and can groom, feed and learn about them.

On February 23 and 24, there will be the Animal Adventures in Africa Shows. The shows will tell the tale of a charity that built a zoo in Africa for children and the animals they encountered, this will include some unusual animals for the audience to hold from the 'nearly wild'.

From Saturday, February 18, follow Bertie the Birdman's Woodland Bird Trail around the farm to see how many birds you can spot hiding. During the trail, visitors are encouraged to count how many of each breed they can spot and win a prize at the end.

Following on from the bird theme, give the birds a helping hand by joining a wild bird feeder making session on Saturday, February 25.

On Monday, February 20, Amelia Trust Farm are holding their first pet blessing, welcoming all creatures great and small. This is an opportunity for you to bring along your pet to the farm and for the resident chaplain to bless them.

Bring your pets along for a show and tell session, ending with a short prayer of blessing as visitors celebrate all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small.

There is no charge to attend this event but any donations will be gratefully received and will help Amelia Trust Farm to continue the work they do supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

Full details of all these events can be found on the events section of the Amelia Trust Farm’s website at

Some of the events require pre-booking and are being held as a fundraiser for the Amelia Trust Farm.

All proceeds will raise much needed funds to help support the work that the farm does with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.