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Chance to see lambs being born at Bishop Burton College
11:07am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
BISHOP Burton College will be welcoming families to enjoy Mother’s Day with a difference.
The annual Lambing Sunday event, which attracted 3,000 visitors last year, will take place at the college on Sunday, March 10, 11am-3pm.
Visitors will have the chance to see newborn lambs and their mothers up close, as well as the possibility of witnessing live lambings.
Sharron Carlill, the college’s curriculum and learning manager for agriculture, said: “The college currently has more than 700 ewes, all of which are due to lamb in a three-week window.
“The Lambing Sunday event is planned for the middle of that period so should provide visitors with plenty of opportunities to see lambs being born.”
As well as the ewes and lambs, the college will be hosting a showjumping competition and horse petting, a display of farm machinery and tour of the pig unit and indoor and outdoor animal management units where visitors will get the chance to meet the meerkats, lemurs and wallabies.
Visitors will also be able to meet some of the college calves.
Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for under 16s and £15 for a family (two adults and two children). Pregnant women are advised not to attend this event. No dogs allowed except display and guide dogs.