More than 200 visitors enjoyed the mesmerising sight of a carpet of bluebells dappled with sunlight in the woods on Twyford Farm on Sunday 8 May. We were blessed with a beautiful warm day and it was wonderful to see so many families taking part. Lots of children donned their fairy wings and were excited to hunt for where the fairies live in the woods.

Visitors also enjoyed buying drinks and cakes provided by CRT Tenant Farmers Liz Wallis and Bob Felton, all proceeds of which were kindly donated to the CRT. Bob and Liz also sold delicious barbecued lamb burgers and hot dogs, made from livestock reared on the farm.

Once they'd completed the trail through the woods, children enjoyed making fairy wands and badges and children and adults alike were fascinated by the display of animal bones on the CRT stand. Visitors also had the chance to see a demonstration by expert hedgelayer Kevin Agate from Heaver Countryside Services Ltd, and wood coppicing activities by willow hurdle maker, basket weaver and wood carver, Tim Ford, who helps manage the farm's woodland. 

Many visitors said they'd not been to the farm before, even though they live close by, so it was a great opportunity to raise the profile of the farm and the CRT. 

Andy Fale, Wildlife Monitor for Dorset, who was among the CRT team members at the event, said: "Twyford Farm was looking magnificent and the open day went well. Kids loved the skulls and everyone loved the homemade cakes."