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Lambing Season

Learn more about lambing or just see little lambs up close in springtime on English farms

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When walking in rural England in the spring, sometimes you can find a sign "Lambing!" on gates or fences. It refers to the time when sheep give birth to lambs.

Hall Hill Farm in Durham has its annual Lambing Live Open Day in late March or early April. The farm is open for visitors from 10:30 am to 5 pm showing the lamb births as they happen. The kids would definitely enjoy seeing newborns with their moms in the maternity barn. Similar experiences are offered at Coombes Farm in Lancing, Sussex, Saddlescombe Farm in West Sussex, Gaston Farm in Slindon, and Pitney's Glebe Farm in Langport, South Somerset.

Lambing is a busy time for any farmer and it occurs from late winter until late spring. It's also a lovely time for kids! Reward them with a visit to a farm so that they can see how nature works. You can even participate in bottle feeding the lambs. You can clench them, pat their soft swirled wool. Lambs are very attentive and watch the visitors intently. They often run in pairs. Adult lambs are not particularly shy, but they won't allow you to get too close to them.

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