Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher slammed as he charges fans £102 to 'muck in' on family farm: 'Highway robbery'

Kelvin Fletcher

Kelvin was slammed by fans for the price of the experience

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Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams


Published: 13/06/2024

- 18:13

The soap star left his role as Andy Sugden in 2016 and opened up his own farm

Kelvin Fletcher has left his fans "disappointed" and annoyed after he and his wife Liz Marshland revealed they were opening their farm to the public - but for a hefty price.

The Fletchers swapped their showbiz life for the gruelling farm life, and have been through mud, sweat and tears since they bought their 120-acre plot three years ago.


Not straying from the life of glitz and glam too much, they soon let the cameras into their home as they got to grips with becoming farmers while raising their four children.

Whilst many of his Emmerdale fans followed his new venture, the ITV series Fletchers' Family Farm generated an entirely new fanbase who will now be able to immerse themselves into their home life.

Fletcher has decided to offer a lucky few to visit the farm and get stuck in with the work, but it comes at a price.

For an adult ticket priced at £102, the budding farmers can join the couple in running their farm for the day - and they need to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

The couple wrote on their official Instagram page: "Come and Farm with the Fletchers! So many of you ask us if it’s ever possible to ‘be a farmer for the day’, well now you can! Spaces are limited but come and join us and muck in!

"You’ll be rolling your sleeves up and doing all the jobs required to run a family farm. From mucking out to electric fencing, and sheep handling to tractor driving, you’ll get a unique and hands-on experience whilst discovering new skills, learning and understanding more about farming.

"And, of course, having lots of fun!"

The Farm With The Fletchers' event, which is on June 29, is also open to children aged 7-16 and are available for £64.76.

Kelvin Fletcher and family

Kelvin left Emmerdale and opened up him own farm

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The official eventbrite.co.uk description reads: "Ever wondered what it would be like? Always fancied yourself as a farmer? Well, come and join us and muck in! You'll be rolling your sleeves up and doing all the jobs required to run a family farm.

"From mucking out to electric fencing, and sheep handling to tractor driving, you'll get a unique and hands-on experience whilst discovering new skills, learning and understanding more about farming. And, of course, having lots of fun!."

The couple have also confirmed that they will be the "instructors" for the day, with a lunch and "light refreshments" being served throughout the day.

Fans of the couple and their TV show were left stunned at the prices, with one writing on X: "Kevin needs to do one."

Kelvin Fletcher and family

The experience will see people fully immersed in the farm life

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"Good luck with that Kelvin, can’t see you getting anyone to pay to work," another outraged fan expressed before a third agreed: "It takes a special sort of idiot to pay someone to work for them rather than them pay you."

"100 pounds?? Highway robbery!! I wouldn't pay 100p!" someone else expressed before a fifth noted: "Not sure he's got this one quite right... £102 for one adult ticket? I'm not gonna go on my own am I so this is extortion!"

However, not everyone was unimpressed with the pricing of the tickets, as one excited fan said: "I've booked this and can't wait to attend. Such a fantastic opportunity."

Another added: "Sign me up!" as a third agreed: "Already bought my tickets! My little one is very excited!"

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