Spring lambs on the farm

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VISITORS to a Sheffield farm can learn about the spring lambing season in a family open day next Thursday.

Whirlow Hall Farm is opening its gates from 11am to 3pm, when newborn lambs will be on show alongside their mothers, as well as other animals including pigs, cows and ponies.

Youngsters can also enjoy free craft activities, Easter egg hunts and donkey rides, while hot food will be served from a barbecue.

Whirlow Hall Farm, on the edge of the Peak District, owns a flock of around 250 sheep that produce approximately 400 lambs every year.

Though the farm receives some council funding, over £350,000 has to be raised each year through events, grants sponsorship and appeals in order to keep the 138-acre site running.

Admission to the spring lambing day is £2.50 for adults and £3 for children.

For more information email eventsenquiries@whirlowhallfarm.org or call the farm’s events team on 0114 2352678.