One of the annual events that we really look forward to is the Lambing Weekend at Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens.
We only live a short drive away and as season ticket holders, we get into the event as part of our membership (which is very reasonably priced at only £50 a year for 2 adults and up to 3 children).
TJ was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday, so it was nice to get out in the fresh air and to see all of the animals. They have lots of other events and activities on during the Lambing Weekend such as guinea pig fishing, pony rides, face painting and a bouncy castle.
After a little play on the tractors, we went to visit the pigs and calves in the polytunnel before wandering round the rest of the park.
TJ was desperate to take advantage of the free tractor ride so we queued for a while by the lambing sheds to take our tour of the park.
If you haven’t ever been to Kingston Maurward, it is worth a visit. The grounds are beautiful and you can buy bags of feed for a mere 50p each to feed the goats, alpacas and sheep. We used to take TJ regularly before he started school as it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, especially on a sunny day.
After the tractor ride, we headed for the lambing sheds. As we got there, we were informed that a lamb had just been born and that another was imminent! We weren’t disappointed. After about 5 minutes, we saw a lamb being born pretty much in front of us. TJ was fascinated and I have to say, we were too – a first for the whole family!
The park is open again tomorrow for the lambing and we are sure to return next year.