Lambing in East Sussex: The Best Places to Visit in Spring 2018

February 18, 2018

There is nowhere like a farm to see new life and new beginnings in their finest form at this time of year. Head down to one of your local farms to meet a host of new arrivals..ducklings, calves, bunnies…and of course lambs. Families are offered the chance to learn about lambing, see the newborns and maybe even witness a birth. Here are just a few of the farms inviting you to meet their lambs this Spring:

Spring Barn Farm, Lewes

Visit new fluffy additions to the farm as well as enjoying all the usual Spring Barn fun: soft play, water play, bouncing pillows and go karts! Entry March 2nd – 29th for Adults & Children over 24 months £7.50 when booked online in advance.

Coombes Farm, Lancing

Coombes Farm will be open for visitors to come and see lambing and calving between March 10th – April 15th from 9am – 4pm. Tractor rides will be available to see the animals in the fields and there’s even the option to visit at night! (Please check website for details). Entry for £3 for adults / £2 for children

Open Farm at Middle Farm, Firle

Day lamb bottle feeding sessions will run at 11.30am and 3.30pm between March 24th-April 22nd. Visitors can watch lambs being born live and attend the lamb bottle feeding events to feed the lambs themselves. The Farm is expecting around 100 fluffy lambs.

Tottingworth, Broad Oak, Heathfield

Lambing Days at Tottingworth run from 10am-2pm over the weekend of 22-25 March and entry is free. There will be a bouncy castle, Easter egg hunt and a hearty menu on offer in the cafe.

Tablehurst Community Farm, Forest Row

Tablehurst is hosting two lambing days this year on Saturday 24 and Saturday 31 March. Visitors can view the ewes and lambs in the barn, walk around the rest of the farm (which is always open to the public) and enjoy the organic cafe and barbecue. There is no entry charge.

Saddlescombe Farm, Brighton

Join Saddlescombe Farm near Brighton for their annual lambing open days on 24th, 25th & 31st March and April 1st. You’ll have the chance to meet the sheep flock and if you are lucky even see a lamb being born.  Tractor and trailer rides are included subject to weather conditions. Adult £8 / Child £4 / Family £20 – Cash only.

Hadlow College, Tonbridge

Hadlow College is holding it’s annual Lambing Weekend over the weekend of March 10th & 11th between 11am – 4pm. As well as meeting the newborn lambs visitors are invited to enjoy local produce, test their head for heights on the climbing wall, bounce around the party bus and watch the birds of prey display. Adults £7 / Child £4 discounts available when tickets bought online.

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