Lambing season is well underway at Penkridge’s Lower Drayton Farm, with the first few ewes giving birth in late January.
Over 100 ewes are set to lamb in the coming months, so visitors to the farm’s PLAY@ attraction will be in for a treat from February half term, with the return of its popular Lambs & Ewe event. As well as getting up close to spring’s cutest new arrivals in the lambing barn, visitors will watch a fun yet educational film all about sheep, learn sheep-y facts and help Farmer Ray and his sheepdog Shep find their ‘lost’ sheep around the farm, to be in with a chance of winning a return visit.
The ’woolly’ fun is all in addition to PLAY@’s massive indoor playbarns, outdoor adventure play areas and large and small animal zones. Farmer Richard Bower says:
“Lambs & Ewe is always a hugely popular event – this year we’ve got more sheep than ever due to give birth, and a really diverse range of breeds. While the ‘cute’ factor is very high, the event is also educational and families will learn all about sheep and how we care for them during their visit. As well as lambing and exploring all that PLAY@ has to offer visitors will also be able to see Farmer Ray’s collection of tractors – from some vintage machines through to his brand-new purple Massey Fergusson, which was made in honour of the late Queen’s platinum jubilee, so there really is something for the whole family to enjoy.”
The Lambs & Ewe event will run from Saturday 18th February throughout half term and continue through till the Easter break. It is included within the regular PLAY@ admission. For more details and to book, head to www.playatthefarm.co.uk