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Lambing season at Blaze Farm

Lambing season takes place over Easter every year at Blaze Farm and you can watch our flock of sheep lambing from the viewing gallery.

Dates and ticket information

Open from Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April - inclusive. We will be fully closed on Tuesday 2nd, Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th May.

45 minutes slots at 10.15am-11am, 11.15am-12pm, 12.45pm-1.30pm, 1.45pm-2.30pm, 2.45pm-3.30pm or 3.45pm-4.30pm.

£5 per adult and children from 2 years old, £2 for children under 2 years old - no concessions. Maximum of 30 people per session.

Our lambing experience is about seeing at first hand the wonder of a ewe giving birth to her lambs and observing how she cares and feeds her family thereafter.

There is no opportunity to feed a lamb: Baby lambs are much better off being cared for by their mothers - as is natures way. The only lambs that are hand fed are the ‘Kade’ lambs (lambs waiting for new mummies) and they get fed by us via the multi-feeder whilst they’re waiting!

If you’re patient enough to wait your turn and put on one of our disposable aprons, you may sit and cuddle a lamb that will be handed to you by one of our vet students or helpers. - Please Remember - hand gels are no substitute for hand washing after coming in contact with lambs and adults and supervisors should not rely on sanitising hand gels or baby wipes to protect themselves or their children against germs that may be present. Ample hand washing facilities are provided here so please use them!!

Parents of children visiting Farms should clearly understand that:

  • It is the parent or guardians choice whether their child is allowed to touch the animals,
  • It is primarily the parent or guardians responsibility to supervise the washing of their children’s hands immediately after leaving the animal contact area, before eating or drinking on the farm and after removing footwear,
  • Sanitising hand gels do not provide adequate protection. They are not a substitute for thorough handwashing.
  • Please take particular care over babies/children prone to thumb sucking

Please be a conscious visitor to Blaze Farm and wash any dirty wellies before entering our lambing unit as we don't want the risk of outside disease or infection being brought into our flock.

If you're pregnant or think you might be pregnant, you must not enter our lambing shed or come into close contact with any animal that is giving birth or has recently given birth. Some infections can be passed from sheep to humans and if a pregnant woman becomes infected, it could harm her and her unborn baby's health.

For more information see: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/news/a1379/warning-pregnant-women-avoid-livestock-during-lambing-season/

No dogs are allowed on our nature trail in the month of April. It doesn’t matter how well behaved your dog is, it’s the simple fact that the ewes in the field (Mummy sheep) will charge, and attempt to butt any dog they see as they are naturally defending their lambs! This could in turn injure you too! In May – when the baby lambs are bigger and faster at running, the ewes are less prone to doing this so please – don’t bring them in April – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

We want you to understand more about our farming process in general and welcome any questions! This is also valuable experience for our lambing vet students and helpers who work around the clock to provide 24 hour care for the ewes in the lambing shed. We look forward to welcoming you all….!


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