Time & Location
Dec 20, 2023, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
North Aston Dairy, Somerton Rd, North Aston, Bicester OX25 2HY, UK
About the event
Come and watch us milk the cows!
We can accommodate a small group of people to come and watch us milk the cows (max 8 people). Nick will give a tour of the dairy and explain the very short journey of our milk from our pastures to your fridge! James will be doing the milking and you'll get to watch him milk the cows and ask any questions about the milking process. He may even let you have a go, if the girls are up for it!
We will meet in the farm yard at 3.30pm and have a short walk around the dairy, before James starts getting the cows in from the barn. Milking begins at 4.15 and lasts for a couple of hours, but you don't have to stay for the whole thing. You will be able to help feed the calves and there will also be the opportunity to taste some of the new ice cream flavours we are working on, or existing ones you haven't tried yet. There will also be a chance to have a good root around in our freezers if you want to buy some meat!
Annie sent us the following kind note after she visited earlier this year:
“The milking demo at North Aston Dairy was a brilliant experience. Nick led the demonstration by introducing us to every one of the sixteen cows as they came into the parlour and told us a little about each of them. He was calm and gentle with them, making sure to tend to their individual needs, all the while explaining how the milking system worked and what was involved. It is clear these cows are very well cared for, free to express their personalities and quirks and valued as individuals. It’s made me appreciate my milk even more now I’ve seen the hard work and dedication that goes into every bottle”
Please register ASAP as places are strictly limited, and let us know if you can no longer make it as there is usually a waiting list.