Lambing Weekend

Lamb

Following a very cold start to the year, things are finally warming up. As the temperature rises and grass starts to grow, this is the time of year when farm animals tend to give birth. Several farms in Berkshire offer the public admission, to allow viewing of sheep who will commonly lamb over the March/April period. This is the perfect opportunity for children to get a glimpse of life on a farm and the lambing process.

Many farms are giving access to their lambing sheds this weekend along with other actvities. Please check the following links for advice on location and cost. Some of these do look really exciting – Berkshire College’s Open Day includes horse rides, ferret racing, wildcats, willow weaving and huskies!

Whilst visiting farms please respect the rules and remember working farms are potentially dangerous places. Also, expectant mothers are advised to take care and not visit the immediate vicinity of new born lambs.

Berkshire College Open Day 27th and 28th April 2013

Amners Farm Public Lambing Days 27th & 28th April; 4th, 5th & 6th May 2013

For a “farmy” day out at other times of year try Bucklebury Farm Park, Odds Farm (Bucks) or Cogges Manor Farm (Oxfordshire).

Lamb Picture: By Donald Macleod from Stornoway, Scotland (Cheviot Lamb) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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