Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March
Doors open 10am – 4pm with last entry at 3pm
See our event FAQ’s:
How many sheep are there?
There are over 300 ewes in our main flock, which you see at our Lambing Weekends, and we have a further 100 ewes in a flock which is looked after and lambed by our agricultural students.
How many lambs will they have?
Our main flock should have around 636 lambs.
What do the colours mean?
The colours on the necks of the ewes tell our shepherd how many lambs each is expecting so he can regulate their feed:
- Red – single
- Blue – twins
- Green – triplets or quadruplets
What breed are they?
The ewes are North Country mules, which are a cross between a lowland ram and a hill ewe. The sires of the lambs are Texel, Suffolk or Cheviot rams.
Do you help the ewes during the birth?
Ideally we let the ewes get on with giving birth on their own, but we have a team of staff and students with them 24/7 so there’s always someone on hand to help.
Why can’t pregnant ladies visit?
Some sheep harbour organisms which could affect a pregnancy so we suggest that ladies don’t visit if they’re pregnant. We encourage everyone to wash or sanitise their hands after touching any animal.
Is there somewhere to eat?
There are several food outlets on campus serving hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.
Is parking easy?
Our Student Association team will direct you to available parking, just a short walk from our lambing sheds. Why not get your car washed while you’re enjoying our lambing experience? All money goes to this year’s RAG charity – ‘Make A Wish UK’!