A HUGE new solar farm near Three Legged Cross is to host a family party event to celebrate its launch.

Homeland Solar Farm is holding the event from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, June 27 to celebrate the opening of the farm and the launch of the new Three Legged Cross Community Benefit Fund.

The mayor will cut the ribbon and there will be music from Verwood Concert Brass, solar farm and ecology tours and a bouncy castle and face painting for the children. Local catering company and restaurant The Tickled Pig will provide a hog roast.