Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March

and

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March

Doors open 10am – 4pm with last entry at 3pm

The whole family can enjoy this unique springtime experience. Children will always remember seeing lambs being born! This year the event will be held in new, more spacious facilities on our main campus and will also include a Farmers Market following requests from visitors!

There will be lots of fun children’s activities taking place including farm competitions and colouring.

The Reaseheath Zoo will also be open over our Lambing Weekends and the ticket prices will include entrance to both the Lambing event and the Zoo.

Ticket Prices

Book before 17th February and save 10%

  • Adults – £8
  • Children (3 and over)/Concessions – £5
  • Family – 2 adults & up to 3 children – £25
  • Under 3 free

Tickets will also be available to buy on the gate via cash or card.

Free car parking and onsite catering. The entrance and parking for visitors to lambing will be via the main entrance off Main Road (the road to Worleston B5074). Pedestrians will be able to enter the campus via our old drive, also off the A51. You can find directions to Reaseheath College here.

**Please note that this event is not suitable for expectant mothers. Dogs will not be permitted. Please wear suitable footwear.**

Event details are subject to change.

See our event FAQ’s:

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.

Our main flock should have around 636 lambs.

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

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.

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.

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.

There are several food outlets on campus serving hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.

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’!