Lambing Weekends 2016
Author: James Rudd
Published: 11th February 2016 09:33
The lambing sheds will be open Saturdays and Sundays, between the 5th of March and 27th of March, with an extra day on Easter bank holiday Monday 28th
The Old Dairy Farm Centre at Upper Stowe just off the A5 north of Towcester speaking to AboutMyArea/NN12 said, "We have four weekends in March and when our visitors can come to see our lambs being born.
"The lambing sheds will be open Saturdays and Sundays, between the 5th of March and 27th of March, with an extra day on Easter bank holiday Monday 28th.
The lambing sheds are all under cover, but we would recommend warm coats and wellington boots, for the safety of our visitors we use a nearby field for car parking, this can be a little muddy underfoot if the weather is wet.
"Please note that it is not recommended for pregnant ladies to enter the lambing sheds, food must not be consumed in the lambing sheds. Please ensure that you wash your hands throughly after your visit, especially if you have touched an animal, and before eating food. Hand washing facilities are provided in the main toilets, and the toilets in the restaurant. Anti-bacterial hand gel is provided free for all visitors, please remember to make sure children wash their hands thoroughly after their visit.
"The whole Centre will open as normal over these weekends, with free entrance and ample free car parking. There will however be a small charge of £2 per person to enter the lambing sheds. The lambing sheds will open between 10.00am & 4.30pm.
"Unfortunately, due to our reliance on mother nature, we cannot guarantee how many lambs will be born or when. However, you are welcome to stay as long as you like during your visit, we hope you will be lucky!
Lambing weekends for 2016;
- Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th March
- Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March
- Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd March
- Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March, Monday 28th March.
"We regret that entrance to the lambing sheds outside these dates and times is not possible due to the danger of day to day farming activities, and the movement of livestock and machinery.
"Due to the on-going risk of disease amongst flocks in various parts of the UK, we reserve the right to cancel these weekends on health grounds, or the on recommendations of DEFRA."