Farm lambing weekend ready to draw the crowds

Lambing weekend at Myerscough College.  Pictured is Tom Wherry, 8.
Lambing weekend at Myerscough College. Pictured is Tom Wherry, 8.

Myerscough College’s Lee Farm will again be open to the public this weekend for the spring lambing season.

Visitors can enjoy the chance to watch lambs being born, hold them and learn about how they are looked after.

There will also be children’s arts and craft activities taking place in the barn each day

Peter Cotterill, schools’ co-ordinator at the Bilsborrow-based college, said: “These weekends are always popular and provide a fun day out for all the family.

“The children love to see the lambs and, as always, there will be plenty of activities for them to do.

“The weekends are normal working days for the farm so it is a great chance to see the daily shepherd duties and learn about farm life.

“We always have a tremendous turnout for these weekends and fantastic feedback from visitors.’’

The farm, on St Michaels Road in Bilsborrow, near the college main campus, is open to the public on both days, Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, from 10.30am till 3.30pm (last entry at 3pm).

Admission is £4 per adult and £2 per child. Under-3s are free. Refreshments will be available.

The college has been hosting the lambing weekends for 10 years and they attract thousands of visits.

There are hundreds of lambing ewes at Lee Farm and it has been another busy season for the farm staff, who have been lambing since the start of the year.