Lambing events in Kent 2019 including Hadlow College Lambing Weekend

by Lauren Abbott

Spring has sprung the grass has ris are you wondering where the lambing is?
Fear not - Kent's farms are once again holding events, open weekends and visiting sessions to enable families to learn more about lambing in Kent.

For some fun on the farm this spring and a chance to meet some fluffy new arrivals, take a look at the family-friendly events below:

Farms will soon be in the midst of lambing season
Farms will soon be in the midst of lambing season

Hadlow College, Tonbridge

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 11am until 4pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring with one of the biggest lambing events in the county. The college is once again throwing open its gates for two days and welcoming families to its popular event. Whilst the stars of the show are the newborn lambs, there will be other animals and reptiles to meet, birds of prey displays, children's activities, tractor trailer rides and hovercraft rides (weather permitting).

Lecturers will be in the lambing sheds to answer any questions visitors may have and college students will also be running Animal Management Unit tours.

Families at Hadlow in 2018
Families at Hadlow in 2018

Catering stalls providing a variety of hot and cold food will be available alongisde a local produce marquee.

Tickets bought online before midday on Wednesday, March 13 cost £18 for a family or £7 for an adult and £4 a child. On the gate prices are £20 for two adults and two children, £8 for adults and £4 for children and concessions (with valid ID).

For more details and ticket information click here.

Ally Sweeney at last year's Lambing Weekend at Hadlow
Ally Sweeney at last year's Lambing Weekend at Hadlow

The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook

Saturday, March 23 and 24, 10am to 4pm

Visit the lambs at The High Weald Academy where all proceeds from the event support the farm. Admission is £2, with children under three free, and the site is fully accessible.

There are refreshments available for visitors as well as free parking and hand washing facilities.

To learn more click here.

High Weald Academy Lambing Weekend last year
High Weald Academy Lambing Weekend last year

Spring into Easter, Kent Life, Sandling near Maidstone

Saturday, April 6 to April 22, 10am to 6pm

Meet Kent Life's lambs, goat kids as well as the piglets at this special fortnight-long event which coincides with the April school break.

Have a go at bottle feeding lambs and kids, hop aboard a fun farm ride, enjoy some indoor and outdoor play and meet the animals in cuddle corner all as part of your visit.

There will also be Easter shows in the Big Top.

To learn more about the event visit the Kent Life website.

Bottle feeding at Kent Life
Bottle feeding at Kent Life

Broadlees Farm, Deal Road, Swingate near Dover

Saturday, April 6 until Easter Sunday, April 21

Broadlees Farm is opening its gates to visitors for two special weeks over the Easter school holidays.

The working farm, which does not regularly open its doors to the public, holds the popular lambing events to educate and inform visitors about its lambs and how the east Kent farm works during such a busy period.

Take your family to a lambing event in Kent
Take your family to a lambing event in Kent

Visitors may get the chance to hold a lamb, or spot one being born, and Broadlees promises a 'fun and enlightening afternoon' for all the family.

There is no need to book, the event runs from 1pm until 4pm during the opening period, and some proceeds from the event are donated to the NSPCC. For safety reasons the farm is unable to welcome pregnant women.

To learn more about admission interested visitors are asked to stay tuned to the farm's facebook page which can be found here.

The Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch
The Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch

Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch

From Wednesday, April 3

Staff at family farming attraction are expecting lambing to get underway on April 3. Visitors should be able to see the newborn lambs throughout the Easter school holiday break with lambing expected to continue at the Woodchurch farm until after the Easter weekend.

But the lambs are not set to be the only new arrivals! Chicks, kid goats, piglets and possibly some calves are also all expected.

To learn more about the Rare Breeds Centre and admission prices please click here.

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