NB Pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep during the lambing season because of the risk of miscarriage, health officials have warned.
1. Kent Life 25 March – 17 April
Bottle feeding lambs and goat kids, the design your own ceramic Easter Egg, meet rabbits in cuddle corner and plenty more going on too… Always a fun place to visit. See their site for all the info…
2. Rare Breeds Centre (near Ashford)
From Good Friday to Easter Monday, help with the lambing and see an Easter Panto!
3.Woodlands Farm Trust
331 Shooters Hill, Welling DA16 3RP, 020 8319 8900
Sunday 10 April - 11am-4:30pm - Lambing Day
Come and see new-born lambs, relax in the café, enjoy the treasure hunt or get involved in craft activities. All proceeds from the stalls go towards keeping Woodlands Farm running as a conservation project and valuable resource for the community. Free entry – donations welcome!
Sunday 17 April - 10am - Young Shoots & New Lambs Walk
Join the Woodlands Farm Trust for a spring walk. Wear sturdy footwear and suitable outdoor clothing. The walk includes climbing a small stile and is not suitable for buggies. In the event of bad weather the walk will be cancelled. Meet in the green Education Building at 10am.
Free activity - donations welcome!
4.Hadlow College Lambing Weekend
Lambing Weekend Sat 12th & Sun 13th March 11am - 4pm
By all accounts, this is the big one! Tickets are available online now, lots to do including tractor rides, a climbing wall, countryside marquee, and of course, a lamb or two.
5. Broadlees Farm
OK, so this is near Dover (sorry), but looks interesting so I thought I’d share…
25th March - 10th April ‘Lambing open days’ – you are invited to ‘come to see the lambs’ during Broadlees Farm’s lambing period. Broadlees is not an 'Open Farm' but a farm that opens to the public to educate the public in how lambs are produced and how their Dover farm works during this very busy period.
You may hold a lamb, feed them and even get to see one being born. It's a fun and enlightening day out for all the family! Broadlees donate some of their profits to the NSPCC.
Open from 1.30 - 4pm, and there is an entry charge.
6.Brockhill Park Lambing Day
Sandling Road, Saltwood, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4HL
Lots of things scheduled to take place here: newborn lambs, Farm Animals & Pets, Brockhill Farm Shop, Plant Sale, Crafts & Cards, BBQ, Children’s Rides, Donkey Rides & Folkestone Owl Rescue Sanctuary are all listed on their site. Take a look…
7. Lambing Courses! Hare Farm, Rye, East Sussex
Not content with just feeding a lamb, then take a lambing course! At Hare Farm they hold such things, take a look, it sounds fantastic. You'll gain a unique and magical insight into what goes on during lambing time, something which very few people get to see. They will cover all aspects of pre and post natal care, from spotting signs of labour to ringing the lambs' tails.
With over 900 ewes expecting lambs, they expect you to witness a hive of activity during the two-hour workshops. And of course there will be chance for plenty of lamb cuddles!
They also run Lambing Workshops and Lambing holidays if you really want to get amongst it all! Fabulous stuff…
8. Harvel House, Meopham
This is all in aid of a superb charity, Ellenor Hospice, which raises money for families facing terminal illness. You can see newborn lambs at feeding time, have your face painted and enjoy some BBQ food too.
The Harvel Lane farm will be open from 11am to 3pm. Admission is £4 for adults, £2 for under 16s and £10 for a family ticket (2+2).