Junior Farmer Lambing Experience
Experience length: 2 hours
A perfect experience for children and families.
Join us for a tour around the farm and meet our spring babies, bottle feed our orphan lambs and of course give them lots of cuddles.
We will start by checking on the young and newborn lambs in the field and making sure they are all happy and healthy.
Next we will visit the nursery where you will find any new mums and lambs that have had problems during or after lambing and orphaned lambs who need bottle feeding (and cuddles!).
You will also have an opportunity to see the other animals on the farm including the cows, ponies, pygmy goats and collect some free range eggs from our Organic chickens to take home with you. Whilst you are here you will have plenty of opportunities to ask any questions about organic farming, sheep, our alternative energy initiatives or anything else.
You will have a gift bag to take home with you including pictures of our orphan lambs, a certificate and a cuddly toy.
Spaces are limited with only ten places available to book on each session, this ensures that you get the best hands on lambing experience possible as well as ensuring the well-being of the sheep.
Family Ticket (2 Adults 2 Children): £50
Need to Know
Anyone who is pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or has a partner who is expecting, should read the following health guidelines from the NHS. It is recommended that you do not visit us during lambing time - https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/pregnancy/why-should-pregnant-women-avoid-sheep-during-the-lambing-season/
We have scheduled our experience dates to give you the best chance of witnessing a birth, but lambing is an unpredictable business and we cannot guarantee it.
You will need to be happy to wear old clothes and get dirty – we recommend over trousers. (Kneeling in sheep poo or cuddling a lamb is virtually guaranteed).
Wellies or walking shoes are recommended, wellies are preferable during wetter months as we will be walking around the farm crossing streams on potentially muddy terrain.
If you would like to get hands on we ask that you have short fingernails. We reserve the right to protect the sheep’s welfare at all times.
All experience days are photographed and videoed, booking for this experience will be taken as informed consent in advance. These photographs will be forwarded to you as a memento of your experience. Please let us know if you would prefer not to be photographed.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
To ensure the well-being and welfare of the sheep and the quality of the experience the group sizes are kept small therefore unfortunately we do not allow bystanders on the experience.
Experiences last approximately 2 hours depending on activities.
Please note that there are friendly dogs on the farm. Your own dogs are sadly not welcome for this experience due to the possible stress levels for the sheep.
The experience is conducted with small groups so early booking is advisable if you have a particular date in mind.
Undated gift certificates are also available in our shop.
Please see our terms and conditions. By booking this experience you are agreeing to the terms and conditions.