Lambing and egg adventures this Easter on north Norfolk estates

Farmer Graham Williams and granddaugher Molly ready for the Felbrigg Hall lambing. Picture: HANNAH Y

Farmer Graham Williams and granddaugher Molly ready for the Felbrigg Hall lambing. Picture: HANNAH YOUNG - Credit: Archant

A working farm in Felbrigg is opening its sheds this Easter weekend as the lambing season gets into full swing.

Felbrrig Hall lambing. Picture; HANNAH YOUNG

Felbrrig Hall lambing. Picture; HANNAH YOUNG - Credit: Archant

Felbrigg Hall Farm, on the National Trust estate, will offer families the chance to get up close to sheep and their lambs this bank holiday weekend.

Lambing season on the farm will reach its peak at Easter with more than over 250 lambs expected to arrive over the next month.

Farmer Graham Williams and his family would be on hand to welcome visitors to the farm over the four-day period.

Mr Williams said: 'Over the Easter weekend we hope to welcome 15-20 lambs a day.

'We can't guarantee it but it's likely visitors may see lambs being born.'

With scores of lambs already on the farm there will plenty of the fluffy bundles to see as well as the farm's cows and recently-born calves.

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The picturesque farm, set in the middle of the estate, will also play host to goats and chicks as well as vintage tractors.

Visitors can even play the role of farmer and have a go at milking a plastic cow.

The farm is a mixed farming enterprise combining livestock and arable farming and is owned by the National Trust.

The Lambing Days will take place from Friday to Monday from 10am – 4.30pm each day.

Admission is £4 for adults and £2 for children under 12.

No dogs are allowed on the farm except guide dogs and the farm have advised that pregnant women do not visit the sheep and lambs.

? National Trust properties are also running Cadbury Eggsplorers Easter Egg Trails over the school break.

The will be inviting families to unleash their inner explorer.

Every participant will get a chocolate treat after completing the trail, and proceeds help boost turst funds.

Local events are:

Felbrigg Hall west garden April 3-6, 11am to 3.30pm. Price £3

Sheringham Park woodland walks running until Sunday April 12, 10am to 4.15pm. Price: £2.30

Blickling Estate gardens Sunday April 5 and Monday 6 April, 10.15am to 4pm. Price: £2.00

To find out more visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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