Thousands of visitors are expected to turn out for this year’s lambing days at Amners Farm on the Englefield Estate.
Primarily a hay production enterprise for the equestrian market, for two weekends the farm will open its gates for visitors, with around 300 lambs expected to be born over the two weekends.
There will also be a range of activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy including rides on the miniature railway, sheep shearing demonstrations, pony rides, tractor and trailer rides, falconry displays, crafts, ferret racing and much more.
This year’s lambing days will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April, and Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May. Gates are open from 11am to 6pm.
Tenant farmer Chris Webber explained: “Amners Farm lambing days are a great family day out. You can get up close to the animals, try out some new activities and learn more about what life on a farm is like.
“We try to ensure the ewes give birth over the weekend, but you just never know exactly how many lambs might be born and when. We hope to be able to give people the chance to see the lambs being born, it’s a really special experience. “
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic, or refreshments from the farm café will be available. For the safety of the animals, no dogs are permitted on site. Pregnant women are advised not to attend lambing days.
Tickets are available to book in advance online at a discounted rate, or on the gate. For full ticket details and additional information about the event, visit http://www.amnersfarm.co.uk/lambing-days.html