The 2019 lambing season is well and truly here. Read about some of our favourite farms in Kent and East Sussex to see the newborn lambs, many of which have extra activities taking place, making it a fun family day out!
Please be advised pregnant women should not attend lambing events.
#1 Lambing Day at Four Winds Farm – Saturday 6th April
Four Winds Farm located in Bidborough (TN3 0LL) just outside Tunbridge Wells is hosting their annual lambing day for 2019 on Saturday 6th April from 11am to 4pm. It’s a perfect opportunity to visit a commercial sheep farm at the peak of lambing season.
They have added extras including ‘The Sheep Show’ – a fun and educational look at sheep and wool. Along with seeing the newborn lambs in the barn, there will be tractor rides, a BBQ, tea and cakes (in aid of Hospice in the Weald) and local produce.
Entry for children age 3-16 is £3, over 16’s enter for £5. There is free parking on site. Visit the Four Winds Farm Facebook page to find out more.
#2 High Weald Academy Lambing Weekend – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March
The High Weald Academy’s annual lambing weekend in Cranbrook (TN17 2PJ) is taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March from 10am until 4.30pm. Alongside the newborn lambs there are Pygmy goats, rabbits, cattle, a litter of piglets and chicks!
This is a great family day out for everyone. There will be hot and cold refreshments and homemade cakes with a seating area to sit and enjoy them. Entry is £2 per person and children under 3 go for free! The event is fully accessible and all proceeds from the day support the Farm.
Visit the High Weald Facebook page to find out more.
#3 Spring Lambing at Middle Farm – Saturday 1st April to Tuesday 30th April
Spring Lambing returns to Middle Farm in West Firle, near Lewes (BN8 6LJ) from Saturday 1st to Tuesday 30th April 10am – 5pm. Entry is £6 per person and under 3’s go for free. Booking tickets is advisable to avoid disappointment.
Terry and Pam Wigmore, of the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, will be at Middle Farm lambing their own ewes. This is a great event with 100 fluffy lambs which you can see being born or you can bottle feed!
As well as the lambing there will be pony grooming, pig feeding, small animal handling, milking time and an easter egg hunt (an additional £1.50) Visit the Facebook page HERE to book tickets
#4 Lambing Day at Tablehurst Farm – Saturday 30th March & Saturday 6th April
Tablehurst Community Farm in Forest Row, East Sussex (RH18 5DP) is holding another amazing lambing event on Saturday 30th March and Saturday 6th April from 11am to 4pm – they have 50 ewes excepting and half of them with twins! The barn will be open to public and if you want to find out more about lambing the experienced farmers will be on hand to answer any questions. Throughout the day there will be children’s activities, music and BBQ. There’s no charge for entry. Visit the Tablehurst Farm Facebook for details
#5 Saddlescombe Farm – Saturday 30th March, Sunday 31st March, Saturday 6th April and Sunday 7th April
Saddlescombe Farm Brighton (BN45 7DB), is a little further a field but worth a visit to see the hustle and bustle of a working farm at lambing season and you may even experience a lamb being born. Alongside the lambing there is bale climbing, tractor rides (weather permitting), BBQ and vegetarian food from the Wildflour cafe.
No need to book tickets prices as follows Adults £8, Children £4, Family (2 adults 2 children under 16) £20 Cash only. Visit the Saddlescombe Facebook page for more details
#6 New Line Learning Academy – Maidstone (ME15 9QL)- Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April
Visit the lambs at the Academy’s farm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April. The finer details are yet to announced but will be released on the New Line Learning Academy website.
For the latest events and activities around Tunbridge Wells, check out the Events Calendar HERE.