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Maidstone: New Line Learning Academy's annual lambing weekend 2018

By Angela Cole

It attracts thousands of visitors every year looking to meet newborn spring lambs.

Maidstone's New Line Learning Academy's annual lambing weekend attracts thousands of visitors to see some of the new arrivals at the school farm, and get up close and personal to them.

The school unveiled its new farm facilities in 2016, where animals including lambs, goats, and cattle live alongside eachother, tended by pupils and the school farm team.

See the newborn lambs this weekend

There will also be lots of other activities including stalls, a barbecue and refreshments.

The event will be on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, between 11am and 4pm.

New born lambs will have a spring in their step. Picture: Matthew Walker
It's lambing time

Pregnant women are asked not to attend and dogs are not allowed. Entry is £2 and £1 for children.

* This weekend is also the last chance to see the lambs springing into action at Broadlees Farm in Swingate, near Dover.

The lambing open days run until Sunday, April 15. Farm managers support the NSPCC with the event, which is open from 1pm to 4pm daily. Entry is £5 and £4 for children. Find the farm at Deal Road, Swingate, Dover, CT15 5DL or visit broadleesfarm.com.

Lambs playing in a field in Sandwich Picture: Bob Paige

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