Baa-rilliant weekend as Brinsbury celebrates lamb arrivals

March 19, 2018

The arrival of spring lambs brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of children at Brinsbury.

Around 1,000 people braved the wet weather to visit the campus’ Lambing Live events last weekend (Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March), where they enjoyed meeting the new additions in the lambing shed, experienced the animal centre and enjoyed a tractor and trailer ride around the farm.

Some visitors were even able to witness lambs being born as several ewes delivered their lambs during the event, giving visitors a real taste of life at the farm.

More than 200 guests from First Steps Nurseries also joined in the fun, with people of all ages equally delighted as they met the newest arrivals at the Brinsbury farm.

Kelly Pink visited with her two sons, Harry (4) and Charlie (2). She said: “The boys had a great time, despite the rain.

“They loved cuddling the lambs and were fascinated by the unusual animals at the animal centre – especially the stick insects!”

Alex Hollands, farm manager at Brinsbury, added: “It was a fantastic weekend. It’s always great to see so many families enjoying a day out in the countryside – even if the weather wasn’t quite as spring-like as we’d have hoped!

“We all had a great time meeting our visitors and introducing them to our lambs, piglets and calves.”

Local school and scout groups will be visiting the campus over the three weeks for additional Lambing Live experiences at Brinsbury, which is part of the Chichester College Group.