Sacrewell Farm is always a popular place to visit in Peterborough.
To celebrate their 50th year they have lots of events scheduled, I received a press release for March which also includes the lambing season, which is always worth a visit.
I am also pleased to add the Mumsnet Peterborough site will be running a competition to win a Family ticket for the Lambing Event! Check out the site for details. http://local.mumsnet.com/peterborough
(All pictures courtesy of Sacrewell Farm)
Spring is stirring at Sacrewell
What is the first sign of spring? Pancakes of course!
At Sacrewell Farm near Wansford we will be putting on a host of great pancake themed fun and games on March 2nd from 9.30am – 5pm to celebrate Pancake Day. Come and have a go at our Pancake Trail or challenge your friends to a relay in our brilliant pancake race! Will you be able to tackle the obstacles put in place while wearing some wacky outfits?
March is also set to be one filled with new arrivals. We are expecting some very exciting baby animals, including additions our rare breed sheep flocks, some fluffy chicks and a litter of British Lop piglets.
If you visit the Farm after March 8th there may be a chance for you to feed one of our orphaned cade lambs which are rescued by staff at the Farm each year and hand raised. The lambs will be given names popular in 1964 this year to celebrate the William Scott Abbott Trust’s 50th anniversary.
Marketing and Communications Officer Megan Horner said: “We cannot wait for lambing to start in March. For us it symbolises the end of a very wet winter and we are hoping the sun will come out for us!
“Lambing is by far our most popular event of the year-especially with schools. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to Sacrewell to tell them all about the exciting plans we have in store this year.”
Lambing will run at Sacrewell from March 8th – April 27th so there is plenty of time to visit the new arrivals. The piglets are due later in March and our Hatchery will be booming with chicks.
On Mother’s Day (March 30th) Mums and Grandmothers can get into the Farm for free! So there’s no excuse not to visit some of our resident mothers with their new arrivals.
Visitors to the Farm will also be able to see the plans for the new play barn which is due to open at Easter. It will be filled with brand new farm themed play equipment for children aged from babies to teenagers!
The Farm is open daily from 9.30am – 5pm. For more information about events please visit www.sacrewell.org.uk or call 01780 782254