THE FIRST lambs of spring will soon be meeting visitors to Moreton Morrell College.
The college’s annual Lambing and Animals Weekend is set to be held at WCG’s Nethermorton Farm on March 19 and 20, giving people to the opportunity to meet the new born lambs as they are welcomed to the world.
More than 2,000 people flocked to the 2019 event, and the college is now looking forward to welcoming visitors in-person once again after it was held virtually for two years due to Covid-19.
This year, visitors will be able to meet the lambs, sit on a tractor and speak to Henry Dingle, manager of the 750-acre farm, about how the animals are cared for and hear more about careers in farming.
They can also visit the college’s Animal Centre and get up close to meerkats, porcupines and other exotic animals.
Families can take part in an adventure walk where they will be challenged to follow a trail and find pictures related to the outdoors which spell out a word, with all of the children who complete it receiving a special sticker.
New for 2022, the event will also include a farmer’s market with stalls selling everything from candles, soaps and crafts to pies and pastries.
The event will be held from 10.30am to 4pm each day, and advance tickets are now available to purchase online.
Henry said: “The lambing season is one of the most important periods of the year, and it’s fantastic that we are able to share this with the local community, giving people the opportunity to find out more about our new born lambs as well as some of the fantastic careers in farming.”
Visit www.wcg.ac.uk/lambing for tckets and further details.