Try out your farm skills at open day

Visitors can try their hand at milking and sheep shearing as a farm near Morpeth opens its gates.

Cockle Park Farm, run by Newcastle University, is taking part in Open Farm Sunday this weekend, from 1pm to 5pm.

There will be the opportunity to learn about farming skills, see a farm machinery display and take a self-guided walk, while younger visitors can enjoy lab experiments, a scavenger hunt, planting vegetables, face-painting and pottery painting.