Spring has sprung and baby lambs are on their way! Really enjoyed finding pictures for this blog and wondering if there is a cuter animal… maybe koalas…?
Here are the top picks for lambing in Oxfordshire:
Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham
Sat 16th Feb-Sun 28th April 2019
Our flock of over 660 ewes are due to give birth this lambing season and we’d love to share the magic with you.
Join us for:
- Daily talks from our team about lambing and our flock
- Access to our lambing shed, fingers crossed you will see a birth for yourself!
- Have a go at bottle feeding our lambs and goat kids
- Farm Safari rides
- Hold our chicks and rabbits
- See eggs hatching in the incubators
- Adventure Barn and Dolly’s Den soft play
- Feed the animals on the outdoor walkway
Normal admission applies (anytime tickets: adults £14, 4-15 year olds £12.50, 2-3 year olds £8.50, under 2s FREE)
Earth Trust, Wittenham Clumps
Sat 23rd-Sun 24th & Sat 30th-Sun 31st March 2019
Our Lambing Weekends give you an opportunity to explore the farmyard and meet some of our Farm Step tenants and their animals – including newborn lambs, piglets and goats! There’ll also be… bale climbing, children’s farmyard area, tractor and trailer rides (weather permitting) and BBQ.
Book for online discount or buy tickets on the gate.
Online: £19 family, £7 adult, £4 child
On the gate: £22 family, £8 adult, £5 child
(Children 2 years and under FREE)
Green Dragon Eco Farm, Hogshaw
Here at Green Dragon we have rare breed lambs twice a year. We have our large flocks lambing at spring time, which will usually involve about 30 ewes producing 50 plus lambs. We’re expecting lambing to start from mid-March 2019.
Normal admission applies (adults £9, 2-15 year olds £8, concessions £7, under 2s FREE)
Hadsham Farm, Banbury
Sat 30th March-Mon 22nd April 2019
Every spring we lamb 250 ewes in our barns, before turning some 400 lambs and their mothers out onto the new grass in our rolling meadows. For the third year in a row, we are opening the farm gates to the public to allow them to see what happens – from birth right through to the lambs’ first steps out on the fresh spring grass.
We will have a play area, craft corner and an area to ‘hold a chick’ to keep the children occupied and a tea/coffee/refreshments station, in aid of charity, for the adults.
Tickets can be bought from the farm on the day:
All Tickets: £4
Under 2s: Free
Roves Farm, Swindon
Tuesday 19th March-Friday 5th April 2019
Come and see all our expectant ewes and the new born lambs keeping cosy in the lambing shed. With our special viewing platform that looks out across the lambing shed, there will be plenty of opportunities to see lambing in action. Although we cannot guarantee it, there is a good chance you might even be able to see one being born!
Normal admission applies (adults & children 3-16 £9.50, 2 year olds £4, under 2s FREE)
Sandy Lane Farm, between Wheatley and Thame
Sun 24th March 2019 (changed from 16th-17th March due to weather)
Celebrate spring and the arrival of the new lambs on our traditional working farm. See the newborn lambs with their mums in their pens and meet farmers Charles and Sue who will tell you how they look after everyone.
The farm shop will be open & the BBQ will be fired up, serving Sandy Lane Farm burgers & hot dogs. We will also have vegetarian/vegan food available, hot drinks and cakes.
DIY craft activities for children will be available to do/take away for a small fee.
Entry is £2 per car.
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