Ewe arrivals expected at the Farm!
April 11, 2012
There are sleepless nights ahead for the farm
staff at Tatton Park, as the much-loved farm in Cheshire East heads
into lambing season. How do staff members wind down after a long
night-watch? By counting sheep of course!
24 farm ewes are due to lamb over the next few
days. In the last 48 hours the farm has already seen the
adorable arrival of four single lambs and three sets of twins. In
total the farm staff are expecting – hooves crossed - eight single
lambs, 14 sets of twins and two sets of triplets between now and
the end of next week.
Visitors to the farm during
Lambing Week (from Tuesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 15) can
expect to see many woolly new arrivals. During this special
week visitors can meet the new spring lambs, listen to educational
talks and take part in fun creative activities. Of course,
there is also the possibility of our visitors being lucky enough to
see lambs being born!
In addition to the farm’s mainly Suffolk cross
flock, there are also three rare breed Leicester longwool ewes
expecting five lambs between them. The Leicester longwools
are considered ‘vulnerable’ on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s
watch-list and so the addition of potentially five more to the Home
Farm flock is very special.
Farm manager, Jayne Chapman said: “We’re
hoping our visitors will flock to see our new arrivals over the
next few days and come join in the fun of Lambing Week! We also
have lots of baby chicks and ducklings, hatched just in time for
Easter, so there’s plenty of ‘aahh’ factor this April!”
Home Farm opening times and
The farm is open for high season (until
October 28, 2012) Tuesday to Sunday from noon-5pm (last entry
High season prices for single
attraction entry: adult £5.50, child £3.50 (aged four to
15 years of age), family £14.50 (two adults and up to three
Totally Tatton Ticket(entry to three
attractions: mansion, gardens and farm): Adult £10, child (aged
four to 15) £5, family (two adults and up to three children)
National Trust members pay 50 per cent entry
to the farm. Park entry charge of £5 per car applies to
Please visit our website http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/
or call 01625 374400 for more information.
For further information about this
Eleanor Gorsuch, Marketing
Tel: 01625 374447 / Email:
Tatton Park is managed and financed by
Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.
This impressive historic estate receives in
the region of 750,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy
its Georgian mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and
1930s rare breeds farm. The 1,000-acre deer park is home to
red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops,
adventure playground, restaurant and year-round events
Tatton Park is one of Cheshire’s
leading Gardens of Distinction.
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diversity of Cheshire’s horticultural heritage and green
spaces. Building on the success of Cheshire’s Year of Gardens
08 marketing programme, the project aims to continue to achieve
significant impact for the regional tourism industry from local,
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West. With €755 million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is
enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting
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