Lambing 2022 update
Published February 2022
During the pandemic, the safety of everyone has been of the utmost importance, and as a result we haven’t been able to hold our flagship lambing festival in the last two years.
Planning for such a large scale event starts in the preceding autumn and with so much uncertainty last year about what the coming months may bring, we took the difficult decision to postpone the event once more this year. We plan to be back next spring.
Earth Trust’s lambing festival has been a highlight of our calendar for over 30 years, welcoming 8,000 visitors annually. We enjoy every minute of being with you as you see lambs born, take front row seats on trailer rides, and experience the great outdoors and we’re really looking forward to 2023.
We know many of you will miss seeing the lambs this year. To get your fix of happy tails and wobbly first steps, why not revisit our 2020 video of highlights from the lambing shed. CEO Jayne meets the new arrivals, and Emma tells us more about her life as a shepherdess.
Earth School lambing visits
Whilst we’re not able to offer a large scale event this year, we’re excited to be offering Earth School visits for schools to Emma’s lambing sheds. Pupils will see lambs that are hours old, learn about basic sheep husbandry and how our sheep help us look after the land. It’s a wonderful opportunity for young people to get close to the animals and if you think your school might be interested in booking a session, then find out more here.
Activities for families
We are slowly building back our programme of events and we have a new range of bird-themed half term activities and Forest school sessions available. We’ll also shortly be launching a series of guided walks and tours – so please do keep checking our website and social channels for information!