Meet the new arrivals at Bishop Burton College’s Lambing Sunday event

Bishop Burton College is throwing open it’s doors to visitors on the 18th March, Mother’s Day, in order to show off its first lambs of the season.

The Lambing Sunday event will take place at the College between 11am and 3pm and will give the public the opportunity to see newborn lambs and ewes up close.

College principal Jeanette Dawson is delighted to be able to share the experience of lambing with the public.

She said: “We have over seven hundred ewes at the College, all of which are expected to lamb in a three-week window and the date we have chosen for the event is right in the middle of that period.

“It’s fantastic to watch a lamb being born, taking its first few steps and bonding with its mother and visitors will be able to find out all about the lambing process from our farm staff.

“The event also has a serious side too as it will enable the general public to come onto a working farm and find out about what we do and where their food comes from.”

As well as the ewes and lambs, the College will also be hosting a number of other activities such as show jumping and horse petting, a display of farm machinery, pig unit tours and tours of the indoor and outdoor animal management units where visitors will get the chance to meet the meerkats, lemurs and wallabies.

Children will get the opportunity to take part in a Lambing Sunday quiz and visitors will also be able to meet some of the College calves.

As well as the Lambing Sunday activities home-cooked roast lunches will also be available in the College’s Meadows Restaurant.

Pregnant women are advised not to attend this event. No dogs allowed except display and guide dogs.

 

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