Lambing season is underway: Here’s where you can see the cuties

A new born lamb at Snettisham Park Farm. PHOTO: Matthew Usher

A new born lamb at Snettisham Park Farm. PHOTO: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

Here are some of the places in the region where you can see the new lamb arrivals over the next few weeks.

Lambing season is underway in East Anglia. Photo: Bill Smith

Lambing season is underway in East Anglia. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2009

•Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns, Hoveton, February 13-June 30, open daily 10am-5pm, £6.25, under-2s free, 01603 783911, wroxhambarns.co.uk

Popular lamb-feeding sessions return to Wroxham Barns, beginning this half-term and continuing until June. Visitors can bottle-feed lambs with sessions every day at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Children and adults alike can have a go and will also learn more. Ian Russell, who owns Wroxham Barns, said: 'Our visitors love bottle-feeding the lambs and they really are adorable. They are orphan lambs who come to us from local farms and the farmers are very grateful to us for looking after them. We get them when they are really tiny, so people often return several times to feed them and to see how they're getting on.'

•Snettisham Park

Snettisham Park, Snettisham, daily 10am-4pm, farm only £6 (£5 cons), £5 children, £18 family, 01485 542425, snettishampark.co.uk

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Snettisham is a traditional Norfolk farm. This year they have 400 ewes to lamb. All lamb indoors enabling visitors to see 'lambing live', as well as ewes with newborn lambs at foot taking their first steps - a special experience. And this year 40 ewes have been expecting triplets, so there will be lots of lambs for you to bottle feed. The first little twins arrived in mid-January, so there is plenty to see already. Meet orphan lambs and get to bottle feed them and hear from the knowledgeable staff about how special spring is down on the farm.

•Church Farm

Stow Bardolph, February 14-May 2, 10.30am-4pm, £7.50, £6.80 children, £3.50 aged-2, under-2s free, £26.50 family, 01366 382162, www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk

Lambing season is getting underway and the 'maternity ward' at Church Farm. They now have new born lambs, with more on the way. Love the lamb sessions will take place daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4pm daily from today, where you can have a go at bottle feeding and give them a cuddle. There are lots of other baby animals to see as well, including pigs and a baby donkey.

•Melsop Farm Park

Ellingham Road, Scoulton, near Watton, daily 10am-5pm, £7 (£6 cons), £6 children, £4 aged-2, under-2s free, 01953 851943, www.melsopfarmpark.co.uk

There are lots of babies to coo over at Melsop this time of year including the cute and adorable lambs and visitors can get close to the little bundles on this friendly farm. As well as the lambs, visitors you can also meet many other residents on the farm including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.

•Wimpole Home Farm

Wimpole Hall, Arrington, Cambridgeshire, from March, 10.30am-5pm, farm only admission £10, £5 children, £25 family, 01223 206000, nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

Lambing at Wimpole usually starts in March and includes the chance to find out about Wimpole's sheep and you may witness the birth of a lamb, if not, you'll certainly see lambs during their first few hours of life. Most of the sheep on the National Trust farm are rare breeds. There are 10 different breeds altogether these include Portland's, Manx Logthan, Hebridean, Soays and Norfolk Horns to name a few. Also try your hand at grooming the donkeys, drive a mini tractor or see how you get on at milking.

•Lambing Weekend, Easton Campus

Easton & Otley College, February 27-28, 10am-4pm, £2.50, under-5s free, 01603 731200, eastonotley.ac.uk

It's not in half-term but it is still worth previewing Easton & Otley College's great family weekend. There will be a chance to watch lambs being born and taking their first steps and understand more about the lifecycle of sheep.

In addition there will be tractor and trailer tours around the farm, newborn piglets, visits to the Bernard Matthews turkeys and much more.

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