Published: 08:00, 11 March 2019
Looking for some fun things to do with the family this weekend? Why not head to Hadlow for this year’s Lambing event.
The lambing season during spring is the time of the year when sheep give birth to lambs and many organisations take advantage of the unique time to raise awareness about the importance of farming and agriculture in general.
Around 900 newborn lambs are expected to be brought into the world this spring and what better way to be part of that magical experience than by visiting Hadlow College’s Lambing Weekend on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 on Ashes Lane (TN11 0AL).
The fun-filled family event, which runs from 11am to 4pm on both days, offers a unique window into agricultural life and has a wide variety of activities in store for adults and children. Apart from the chance to witness the actual lambing taking place, there are also many other varied animals to see, as well as tractor trailer and hovercraft rides, depending on the weather.
Those hoping to take a look at some birds of prey and meet some llamas, pigs, ponies and goats are also in luck.
The guidance of the lambs
Hadlow College students will be conducting tours of the Animal Management Unit, where visitors can see reptiles, invertebrates and small animals, while lecturers will be in the lambing shed providing commentary during the day and answering any questions.
You can also tuck into some of Kent’s best local produce at the different catering stalls selling hot and cold food.
Tickets at the gate for adults are £8, children £4 (age 2 - 16 years/concessions) while families (two adults and up to three children/concessions) can get in for £20.
Those booking online in advance are entitled to cut-price tickets for adults (£7) and families (£18) only. Online bookings will close at 12pm on Wednesday, March 13.
Ewe will enjoy the experience, so don’t miss out!
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