What should've been a fun day out in the glorious summer sunshine at Roves Farm's 30th-anniversary event was almost derailed by the unpredictable British weather rearing its ugly head. 

The Sevenhampton working farm had put on a special Family Fun-Day on Saturday, June 18 to celebrate being open to the public for three full decades and it was a sell-out well in advance of taking place.

Staff at the farm had spent the entirety of Friday, which was the hottest day of the year so far, getting the farm ready for hundreds of families flocking to the special day, which included a massive BBQ, a range of outdoor activities like welly wanging, stalls including a raffle, animal racing, police car and fire engine appearances and an arena for live performances throughout the day. 

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But as people started arriving for the mostly-outdoor event, the skies filled with clouds and it started to rain leading to people seeking the dry shelter of the indoor cafe and play area. 

But Roves Farm advertises itself as 'a great family day out come rain or shine' and there has been no truer example of that than this event, as quick-thinking staff acted to relocate everything to one of their barns - which importantly had a roof, saving the day!

Those who braved the soggy outdoors were treated to the animal racing, as well as a great dog agility display from the farm's very own Farmer Megan and her very own canine companions. 

Britannia Majorettes & Miniettes of Swindon and Miss Kel's Dance Academy provided entertainment after proceedings have moved indoors!

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A spokesperson from Roves Farm said: "Well, the day is done! Thank you to everyone who came to our 30th-anniversary event today. Despite the sudden weather change so many of you stayed with us and got involved with the games and activities. We really appreciated your patience on such a busy day at the farm.

"Thanks to our performers; Britannia Majorettes & Miniettes of Swindon and Miss Kel's Dance Academy. You were all amazing! Thanks also to our very own Farmer Megan, and her three super canines who entertained us with Dog Agility demo's.

"We also welcomed local fire and police crews, who were a hit with the youngsters as always!"

"We raised £400 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support through your donations to take part in the fun, from Welly Wang and Guess the weight of the Ram, to Tombola and Glitter Tattoo's."