Lamb weekend is best baa none

Lambing open day at Warriner School. Pictured, Gloucester Old Spot piglets enjoying lunch NNL-150803-184658009
Lambing open day at Warriner School. Pictured, Gloucester Old Spot piglets enjoying lunch NNL-150803-184658009

The sight of baby lambs at Warriner School Farm was welcomed by families young and old at the weekend as the event was described as one of the best yet.

The farm is based on an 120-hectare site in Bloxham and provides a great educational resource for pupils. It regularly holds events to help maintain the farm and people attending the two-day event enjoyed seeing the lambs and other animals before tucking into some homemade cake.

Lambing open day at Warriner School. Pictured, one of this years newborns NNL-150803-184643009

Lambing open day at Warriner School. Pictured, one of this years newborns NNL-150803-184643009

Bev James, farm manger, said: “It was an absolutely fabulous event and one of the best weekends we’ve ever had. We normally do a low-key event for the primary schools and those living in and around the village but decided to advertise more widely and we had hundreds and hundreds of people come through, which was lovely.”

Mrs James added the farm has welcomed more than 60 newborns over the weekend, and the figure is expected to rise further.

She said: “With the government squeezing our funding people have been donating money to help us, which has been great. We are really grateful for the support.”