Be at the birth of a lamb

Farmer Tom Brummitt with new born lambs that have escaped the hazardous snow conditions that have killed many of his flock at Hill Top Farm, Greeba
Farmer Tom Brummitt with new born lambs that have escaped the hazardous snow conditions that have killed many of his flock at Hill Top Farm, Greeba

A live lambing event will take place at Cannon Hall Farm over the next two days.

Starting at 10.30am, the event will run through the night until 8pm on Good Friday.

Farm owner Robert Nicholson said: “We are passionate about what we do and to give the general public the opportunity to see the working day and night of a shepherd is something we are really pleased to do.”

Two hundred ewes are due to lamb, so visitors have an excellent chance of seeing a birth. Last year’s event saw 52 lambs born in 24 hours.

Mr Nicholson added: “The weather has made life very difficult, but thanks to our staff we have cleared the snow and the show must go on.”

The cafe will be open for refreshments all night. Other events taking place over the Easter holidays include an Easter egg trail, sheep and ferret racing and bird of prey flying demonstrations.