Where to see lambs and other baby animals this Spring!
How lovely is it to see the first signs of spring! The sprouting crocuses and the first daffodils and our personal favourite the little lambs! The Mini-Mumblers love a spring trip to the farm to see all the new lambs so with this in mind we have put together all the local places you can go and get your lamb fix!
**PLEASE NOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED THESE ARE NOT SAFE ACTIVITIES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN**
From Friday 1st February 2020 10.30 am – 4 pm Open Tuesday – Sunday ( Closed Mondays) except bank holidays and school holidays
Lambing Live at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm is well underway, all the expectant ewes are in the lambing shed, ready to give birth. If you are lucky enough you might even see a lamb being born. The farmers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can also see the other Birchfield Farm animals and enjoy their woodland walk.
Cannon Hall Farm Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AT Barnsley
15th – 23rd February 2020
The lambing festival at Cannon Hall Farm ia almost upon us! You can see all the new lambs and enjoy lots of extra activities including Daily Shepard talks, Lamb bottle-feeding demonstrations, Tractor trailer rides, sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, Shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions.
On a colder day, you can warm up in thier indoor play area!
Tickets available on the door: all-day admission £9.95 pp £38 for a family of four Website
Crag House Farm Otley Old Rd, Leeds LS16 7NH
10th & 11th April 2020 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Online booking opens mid-March
Lambing Live at Crag House Farm: Cuddle the baby lambs, watch them being fed and maybe some arrive. Enjoy their kid’s craft and colouring & burn off some energy in their outdoor play area.
Tickets: £3/person, Family tickets £10 (up to 2 adults & 3 children). Under 1’s go free.
Other local farms with spring baby animals include:
Hesketh Farm Park Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6HA
Hesketh Farm is still a working farm with over 1,000 livestock including cattle, sheep and pigs. There is loads to do, including feeding and stroking the animals, having fun inside – maybe in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek with friends in the straw maze. If you’re feeling peckish there is a small cafe.
Temple Newsam Home Farm Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE
Wander through the cobbled farmyard and around the historic barns to see some of the 400 animals at Home Farm including sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens and goats. You can also visit the house, enjoy the adventure playground, the picnic areas, wander the nature trails, warm up in the café, visitor’s centre and shop.
0113 336 7461
Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, Yorkshire BD23 3TJ
Experience hands-on animal encounters at this traditional working farm, relax in the country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in the huge fun-filled Wizzick Play Barn.
It all began with the Jersey cows, then a couple of donkeys. Word got around and they were quickly followed by a herd of goats. Today you can see wallabies, alpacas, rare breed birds, peacocks, and of course a pig and a litter of piglets, jersey cows and 3 new Rheas. The playground and animals are all free for you to enjoy. Lots of other attractions including an adventure playground.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG
The farm has alpacas, goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, donkeys and ducks. There is also a small playground, some walks and a cafe on site.
The Swithens Open Farm gives you the chance to meet a whole host of friendly animals, learn about them and you can even feed them too! Depending on the time of year you will have the opportunity to see cows and calves, pigs and piglets, sheep and lambs, rabbits, ducks, geese, donkeys and Shetland ponies! Animal feed can be bought in the farm shop and at certain times there will be the opportunity to bottle feed new arrivals.
0113 282 8828
None Go By Farm Otley Old Road, Near Horsforth, Leeds
A family run farm, where you can take a walk around the outside animal area or visit the pigs, rabbits and other animals inside the barn. You can buy animal feed in the farm shop. They also have a large indoor sandpit and small play area for children. There is lots of free parking, picnic area and a great farm shop.
*Check Facebook page for farm opening times and lambing details