Posted by Tami Anderson in Days Out, Family on April 3, 2014
Big Mr A asked what I would like to do for Mother’s Day this year. I noticed our local college had on their Lambing Sunday event again so decided it would be a nice way to spend the day. We had planned on attending last year, however, it was freezing (with snow hanging around if I remember rightly) and we just didn’t get around to braving it!
The weather this year couldn’t have been more different! It was sunny and warm and a perfect spring day for seeing some very cute new arrivals!
When we arrived, just as it opened, it was already getting quite busy so we decided to head off to see the lambs first.
We got straight into one of the pens and Little Mr A sat down with Daddy ready to cuddle a lamb. Less than a week old it was so cute and cuddly, I think we all wanted to take it home! After more kisses and cuddles it was time to say goodbye so we headed off to the ‘maternity shed’ to see if we would be lucky enough to see any lambs being born.
There were lots of Mummy sheep looking ready to burst, however, we didn’t get to see any lambs being born (probably for the best, I think it may have scarred the Little A’s for life!). Mind you, if I had had that many people looking at me whilst trying to give birth it would probably have put me off too!
Next we headed off to the Pig shed. Little Miss A has a bit of a pig obsession at the moment thanks to Peppa and George, so was very excited to see pigs in real life! As we walked down past the windows of pigs, they started to get younger and younger until we came across the tiny piglets. Lots of oohing and ahhing ensued, particularly from Little Mr A who was very taken with them and demanded we get one for the garden!
As we left the pigs behind the event was starting to get really busy. After a long queue to stroke a horse, who was less than impressed with being forced to have lots of grubby little hands touch him, we headed off for some refreshment.
Once everyone was refreshed we headed off to the tractors. After half an hours wait the Little A’s got to sit in one for a couple of minutes!
Next we headed inside to see the reptiles and small animals. There were lots of snakes, guinea pigs and rabbits to see and the Little A’s got to pet a rabbit too (although they did get a little carried away and the rabbit decided a cuddle with it’s handler would be nicer!).
With the weather being so nice we were able to grab a picnic bench and eat our picnic outside.
With bellies full of picnic we headed off to see the last few animals in the other enclosure including lemurs and alpacas before heading home.
We had a lovely day and were surprised how much there was to do. It was a shame it was so busy, however, it was such a nice day I am not surprised and we did get to do most of the events that we wanted to. We shall definitely consider going again next year, to see the lambs if nothing else!