Celebration for nineteenth year of lambing at Lackham College

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By nhavergal | Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 12:27

Spring is upon us which means lambing season is on its way for Lackham College with two events happening to celebrate the nineteenth year of lambing at the campus.

The lambing events will start this weekend with many people coming to the college to attend for an opportunity to see this year's new born lambs and piglets. 

This year there will be an opportunity to feed deer and at 1:30pm a chance to meet Hereford and Limousin the Bulls being milked. 

The first lambing event will be held Saturday and Sunday 9-10 March 2013 at the Wiltshire College Lackham Campus. The second lambing event will be held 16-17 March 2013 the following weekend. 

Director of Campus at Lackham, Ian Revill said: "It's great to see so many people each year attending to see the lambs being born."

"It makes a great value day out for the whole family but is also a very good opportunity for us to teach people about farming and show them how farm animals are produced and cared for by the students at Lackham."

Free tractor rides will also be an attraction at the events, farm quizzes, a bouncy castle as well as other activities for young people to attend. 

Stalls will be selling gifts, plants and farm produce through the two days.

"There will be a range of farm and pet animals that the children can interact with and most of the visitors are lucky enough to actually see a lamb being born, if they're patient enough," Ian Revill added. 

Entrance to the site is £20 per full car or £6 per adult and £4 per child/concessions. Last entrance to the events will be at 4pm.

The lambing event will run from 10am-5pm.

Visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear and children must be supervised at all times on the site. 

Events maybe cancelled due to poor weather conditions. 

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