FARMS across Oxfordshire will be opening their doors to visitors for Open Farm Sunday next month.

Families are being invited to come and pet sheep, take tractors rides and even admire a green energy solar panel scheme as part of this year's national day of farmyard fun on Sunday, June 10.

D'Oyleys Farm at Sheephouse near Stadhampton – just south east of Oxford – will be welcoming visitors free of charge from 10am to 4pm.

The farmers, who grow barley and wheat and rear beef cattle and sheep, will give short presentations on their work followed by guided tours at 11am and 2pm.

Anyone interested in joining is asked to email before the day so the team can plan ahead.

Hill Farm at Duns Tew near Bicester, meanwhile, will be offering a slightly different day on the farm.

Alongside tractor and trailer rides and the chance to get up close with the herd of 100 South Devon cross cattle, the Hill Farm team will be showing visitors around their 5MW solar farm which powers 1,500 homes.

A guided tour around the panels will reveal how they work, show off the new trees and hedges planted around them to improve the environment and also the woodchip-burning biomass boiler providing a sustainable heating system for the houses at the farm.

Hill Farm's open day will also be free to join. For more information call 07946 576348 or email