Wroxham Barns’ popular lamb-feeding sessions are back again this year, running from the February half-term, which begins on Saturday 11thFebruary, and continuing until early summer.
Wroxham Barns is one of very few places in East Anglia where visitors can bottle-feed lambs so early on in the year and the sessions will take place every day in the main barn on Junior Farm at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. At these times, children and adults alike can have a go at feeding the lambs and will also learn more about them. The Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns won the national Customer Service Award for National Farm Attractions in 2014 and the site complies with the National Farm Attractions’ Code of Practice so that visitors can enjoy safe contact with the animals.
Ian Russell MBE, who owns Wroxham Barns, said: “Our visitors love bottle-feeding the lambs and they really are adorable. They are orphan lambs who come to us from local farms and the farmers are very grateful to us for looking after them. We get them when they are really tiny, so people often return several times to feed them and to see how they’re getting on. We usually have at least two dozen lambs and we make sure all our younger visitors have a turn at bottle-feeding them.”
The Junior Farm is an all-weather attraction and is home to all sorts of other animals as well as a modern indoor play area, Piggy’s Play Sty, for the under-10s. The children’s fun fair and mini golf course will also be open during half-term.