10 of the Best Places to Visit Lambs This Spring

10 of the Best Places to Visit Lambs This Spring

Top 10 Places to Visit Lambs in the UK This Spring

As a family-run business deeply rooted in the heart of rural life, we know a thing or two about the magic of the beautiful British countryside.

And let me tell you, there's nothing quite like experiencing the wonders of springtime on a farm. It's a time of renewal, of growth, and of course, the arrival of adorable little lambs!

And guess what? You don't have to be a farmer to get in on the fun. Across many of the incredible farms in the UK, there are lots of lambs, just waiting to be cuddled and fed. It's a kid's dream come true, and let's be honest, it's pretty cute for us adults too!

So, if you've been looking for some of the best places to see lambs, we've got a great list for you here. Grab your wellies, pack a picnic, and enjoy a fantastic day out with your family this Spring.

Please note that every effort has been made to provide the correct information here below, but we advise referring to the official websites or social media platforms for each place to stay up-to-date.


1. Tatton Park, Knutsford 

When: 5th – 12th April 2024 (closed on Monday)

If you're in, or near to, the Cheshire area, you can enjoy lots of family fun during Lambing Week at the National Trust's Tatton Park. 

Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Daily talks take place at 12pm & 2pm, guiding visitors on spotting lambing signs and caring for sheep and lambs.
  • Meet the new lambs and see other farmyard friends too! 

Plus, if you fancy checking out the gardens, there is a brilliant Shaun the Sheep colourful arts trail that the kids will love. 


2. Mrs Dowsons Farm Park, Hawkshaw Fold

When: Every weekend from 9th March – 19th May 2024

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of Lambing Live at Mrs Dowsons Farm Park.

Here's what's happening:

  • Join baby lamb bottle feeding at set times throughout the day, with children being prioritised for the opportunity to feed the lambs.
  • Help the farmers in monitoring pregnant ewes for signs of labour and witness the miracle of new life firsthand.

The ticket price includes farm park admission, indoor play, and lamb feeding, so it's a great day out for all. Plus, we have to mention the fantastic Mrs Dowsons Farm Made Ice Cream - make sure you pick up some for a special treat!


3. Lancaster Park and Animal Farm, Oldham

When: April to Mid June (end date varies with lamb development)

Head over to Lancaster Park and Animal Farm for a jam-packed day full of adventure. If you want to tire the kids out, this is the place to do it!

Here's what's going on:

  • Enjoy bottle-feeding adorable lambs in the barn and also explore the farm with giant rabbits, horses, donkeys, and goats.
  • Take part in exciting activities like bathing giant tortoises every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, zooming around on the Caterpillar ride, racing on the Rooster Rally track, and testing your shooting skills at the Pirate Shootout.

This farm has lots of rave reviews, so it looks like the place to be this Spring.


4. Church Farm, Stow Bardolph

When: 15th February - 6th May 2024

Church Farm is all about proudly showing off their newborn lambs, and they'd love for you to be part of it!

Here's what makes it a great experience:

  • Join the farm for daily bottle-feeding sessions, where kids can interact with the lambs and learn about their stories
  • Meet other baby animals born during spring, including piglets, baby guinea pigs, rabbits, and goat kids.

You can also expand your day out by taking a 5-minute walk to the Stow Hall Gardens in the village.


5. Pye Ash Farm, Macclesfield

When: 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th April

Pye Ash Farm is opening up its barn doors for Lambing Live, where you can witness the excitement of lambing season and meet the new additions to its family farm.

Here's some exciting things happening:

  • Tickets include opportunities to witness real-life lambing, bottle-feed lambs, learn about springtime on the farm, meet the farmer, enjoy the petting corner, and even ride on tractors.
  • Treat the family to Little Cow Shed milkshakes, and the kids can get their faces painted too! Donations from face painting support the East Cheshire Hospice.

There's lots of fun to be had here, so enjoy!


6. Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham

When: 9th February - 14th April 2024

It's all going on at Cotswold Farm Park, with over 900 lambs and kids expected to be born! 

Here are a few fun things to look forward to:

  • The farm's team of experts will share fascinating insights into all things lambing, including the birth of a variety of breeds like Kerry Hills, Herdwicks, and their very own Cotswolds.
  • Kids can enjoy all the usual play and exciting activities at the park, plus you can even choose to stay overnight with their range of family holiday accommodation options.

This is a real country event, where you can explore the beautiful spring sights of the stunning Cotswold countryside and celebrate British farming at the same time.


7. Baylham House Farm, Ipswich

 When: 29th March - 14th April 2024

Easter lambing is all a go at Baylham House Farm, and the whole family can enjoy what's going on there this Spring.

Here are some top reasons to head there for a visit:

  • Lots of lamb cuddling is a daily activity, and you can also see plenty of farm animals like goats, pigs, bunnies, and ponies.
  • Explore the den building area, take a stroll around, and have lunch in their new outdoor kitchen with wood-fired BBQ!

Plus, if your children make a special bond with one of the animals, there is the option to sponsor or adopt the animal and help look after it. 


8. Snettisham Park, Norfolk

When: March to September 2024

With over 1000 newborn lambs expected this year at Snettisham Park, visitors can witness "lambing live" as ewes give birth indoors and newborn lambs take their first steps.

Here is what you can enjoy:

  • Bottle-feed lambs and hear from the farm staff about lambing season and springtime on the farm.
  • Take on the walking trails and meet one of the rams along the way! 

The farm calls this a truly special time, so make sure you head over there if you're near the area. 


9. The Big Sheep, Devon

When: 29th March - 14th April 2024

Although the farm lambs all year round, there is a special Easter event happening at The Big Sheep farm this school holidays.

Here's what the family can look forward to:

  • Visit the newborn lambs, cuddle puppies and bunny rabbits, and don't forget to say hello to the Alpacas!
  • Big Easter Trail with prizes, hilarious live shows (including the world-famous Sheep Race), and lots of indoor and outdoor play.

It is a multi-award-winning theme park, but it's also a real working farm, so there are lots of animals to see. Known as North Devon's most popular family attraction, it doesn't get much more exciting than here.


10. Hall Hill Farm, Durham

When: In 2023, bottle feeding was available from late March to summer, so a similar timeframe is expected in 2024

Since opening to visitors in 1981, Hall Hill Farm has welcomed thousands of guests and received numerous awards, so it is a wonderful place to take the family for a lambing experience this Spring.

Here's what's on offer:

  • Meet a variety of friendly animals including cows, goats, sheep, alpacas, llamas, wallabies, donkeys, and ponies, all eager to be fed.
  • Enjoy additional attractions such as the Playbarn, bouncy pillow, jeep safari, and water wars - the kids will absolutely love it!

Bottle feeding of the lambs is held at certain times during the day, and from the photos, it looks like the children (and the lambs!) have a brilliant time. 



As we wrap up our journey through some of the best places to visit lambs this spring, we hope you've been inspired to plan a fantastic family day out into our amazing countryside.

If you've enjoyed this guide, why not check out some of our other blog posts on all things country living? We love to share what's going on around the countryside, including some brilliant farmers markets to check out.

Have you already visited lambs this Spring or know of any other amazing farms to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below - your recommendations could help others discover a new favourite destination! 


About the Author

With her extensive firsthand experience of farm life and a keen eye for quality, Sarah Holland's advice on womens country clothing reflects her genuine appreciation for the joys and comfort of rural living. Whether it's a smart tweed jacket for a formal occasion or durable wellies for muddy walks, she knows what works for life in the countryside. Sarah loves sharing her knowledge and insights to help others discover the perfect attire for their outdoor lifestyle.

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