Lambing event returns to Houghall Farm

Mar 18, 2016 | Leisure & Lifestyle

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus is getting set to host the 2016 Lambing Watch event.

The event will be held at Houghall Farm, in Durham, on Sunday 20th March 2016 between 11am and 3pm.

As well as the lambs there will be a number of other attractions available on the day including tours around the small animal unit where you can meet the College’s impressive range of reptiles and small mammals, also meet the cows, calves and pigs and piglets on the farm.

Diggerland will once again be joining us to put on rides and there will also be falconry displays, arts and crafts activities for the kids, plants sales and demos. Refreshments will also be available.

And all this is priced at just £1.50 for adults and £1 for children for a brilliant family day out.

Farm manager Keith Cook can’t wait for the day and believes it will be a fantastic chance for the public to meet all the animals and learn more about the livestock at the site.

Keith said: “I believe this event at the College will be a great opportunity to show what we are doing at Houghall Farm to meet the future needs of industry and equip our learners with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of employers.

“We can’t guarantee a live birth on the day, but there will certainly be loads of new born lambs for visitors to see.

“We will have loads of animals on show from the farm itself and people will also be able to go and have a look round our fantastic animal care facility too.

“With all the activities we have planned it looks set to be a great day out for all the family.”