**PLEASE NOTE THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOW SOLD OUT**
Experience the magic of spring at Sacrewell. This April, lambing returns and we’re excited to let you know we have a brand-new VIP lambing experience. Throughout our Easter event the livestock team will be bottle-feeding our cade (orphan) lambs but if you’d like to get hands-on and try this for yourself, we have a unique experience just for you.
To ensure the welfare of our lambs (and that we are adhering to the five freedoms) we are inviting families and small groups of up to 4 people to book a one-on-one lambing experience. The sessions will take place at 5.30pm Monday – Friday from 3rd – 28th April and you will have the chance to get up close with our cade lambs and give them their evening feed.
Each day we will accommodate one VIP lambing experience, either:
- a family (up to 6 people) with 4 people interacting with the lambs and 2 spectators
- small group (up to 4 people)
The experience lasts 1 hour 30 minutes, bottle feeding the lambs will begin at 6pm so please arrive promptly at 5.30pm. The lambs will not wait for their dinner! Once the lambs are fed you will have a guided tour of the farm. During the tour you will learn about our rare breed animals and have the opportunity to ask any questions.
Please note you will not have access to the play park, play barn or any other facilities at Sacrewell this is purely just a VIP lambing experience. Toilets will remain open should you require them. At 7pm the experience ends, and you will be guided off site.
£125 per session (Approx. £32.50 per person)
T&C’s apply: Please only book one session this allows up to 6 people – 4 people interacting with lambs and 2 spectators. No pregnant ladies can attend this lambing experience. All participants must wear wellies as they will be asked to dip their boots before entering the barn. This is a preventative measure to stop the spreading of disease.
- Freedom from hunger and thirst – bottle feeding at a set time to ensure they have the number of feeds required within a 24-hour period. This changes depending on their age. Access to a self-feeder overnight in case they require more. Water will be available once they reach the age that they will drink it.
- Freedom from discomfort – a clean and comfy straw bed is provided, and a heat lamp to keep them warm. They also have no access to anything that can hurt them, and are kept in a barn away from loud noises and other animals.
- Freedom from pain, injury, or disease – foot dips are used before and after entering their enclosure to ensure no diseases are walked in. PPE is also worn to ensure there is no option of anything be transmitted from clothing. Only the Livestock team are able to pick them up to avoid them being handled incorrectly and potentially hurt. They also are well monitored to ensure they are healthy as they grow.
- Freedom to express normal behaviour – once old enough they will be provided with some enrichment in their enclosure, such as straw bales to jump on and off of. They also enjoy being in groups, and as cades create their own flock with the other lambs that they have grown up with.
- Freedom from fear and distress – Only the livestock team are able to pick them up and/or hold them in place. The lambs must always have the freedom to walk away if they want to, this is to ensure that they do not become scared or distressed. Such young lambs can be very vulnerable, and we are very passionate about making sure that all our animals feel happy and safe. This is vital to their welfare.