VIP Lambing Experience


Experience the magic of spring at Sacrewell. This April, lambing returns and we’re excited to let you know our VIP lambing experience is back too!

Throughout our Easter event the livestock team will be bottle feeding our cade (orphan) lambs. If you’d like to get hands-on and try this for yourself, we have a unique after-hours lambing experience just for you.

To ensure the welfare of our lambs (and that we are adhering to the five freedoms) we are inviting groups of up to 8 people to book a one-on-one lambing experience. You will have the chance to get up close with our cade lambs and give them their feed. The sessions will take place at 5.30pm (out of hours) from 1st – 22nd April.  (NOW SOLD OUT) Each group will have the chance to get up close with our cade lambs and give them their evening feed.

What does the VIP lambing experience include?

little cade lamb on straw bale in barn with fences area.

  • The experience allows entry for up to 8 people (6 people interacting with the lambs and 2 spectators).
  • 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 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. The experience ends at 7pm and you will be guided off site.

Please be aware this experience will take place in the polytunnel which is accessed via a field, so accessibility can be impacted by weather conditions. Please get in touch if you would like to book but have any concerns about accessibility.

£150 per session (Approx. £25 per person)

Book Here

T&C’s apply: Please only book one session this allows up to 8 people – 6 people interacting with lambs and 2 spectators. All participants must wear wellies and will be asked to dip their boots before entering the polytunnel. ’This is a preventative measure to stop the spreading of disease. Following guidance from Public Health Agency (PHA), pregnant ladies are advised NOT to take part in this experience or have close contact with sheep or lambs during lambing season.

VIP lambing sessions are non-refundable. Dates are transferable subject to availability.

Five Freedoms

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.