Lambing at Blaze farm

Lambing at Blaze farm

Yesterday we made the most of the weather and headed to watch the lambing at Blaze farm, Wildboarclough. We’ve been to this farm in the Peak District before so knew what to expect but this was the first time we’ve been at lambing time. F is almost 4 so it felt like a good time to start taking her. She’s fascinated by babies at the moment too.

Blaze farm

For £1.50 per person, you can go in the Lambing shed where if you’re lucky you will see lambs being born and you can hold a 1-day old lamb.

Blaze farm

Blaze farm

Blaze farmWe were lucky and saw a sheep give birth to twins. The first was facing the wrong way so the farmer has to help her out. Luckily all turned out well. We learnt lots about lambing. F was fascinated and whispered, “it’s pooing a baby!” She also asked to hold one. She held one for a minute or so before having enough. If I’m honest, she looked pretty nervous holding it. She wouldn’t even stroke it when I was holding it. She’s not stopped talking about it since though. We will definitely take the girls back next spring.

Lambing at Blaze farm

Lambing at Blaze farm

Lambing at Blaze farm

As well as being in the middle of Lambing season, they also make and sell the most delicious ice cream. There is a tea room, a pottery (where you can decorate plates etc), nature trails, old tractors that kids love to sit on, a tunnel slide built into the hillside and a variety of animals. As well as watching the lambing, we enjoyed ice creams and a look round the farm. Unfortunately we did not have time for the nature trail on this occasion but we did enjoy it last year.

 

Blaze farm

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14 Comments

  1. April 10, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    What a lovely day out. I’ve never taken my children lambing but I’m sure they’d enjoy it. I’ll have to see if there are any local farms open for lambing. #countrykids

    • Claire
      April 10, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      I’m sure they would love it and learn lots.

  2. April 11, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    You got very lucky to see the lambs being born. I love the little one’s logic too. #CountryKids

    • Claire
      April 13, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      We did get very lucky. Her logic is funny at times!

  3. April 12, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Ah this looks like such an amazing experience! And to get to hold a newborn lamb too – no wonder she still talks about it 🙂 I think I’d do too! #countrykids

    • Claire
      April 13, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      It was an amazing experience.

  4. April 13, 2017 / 7:00 am

    What a lovely idea to open to the public and such a reasonable fee to go in too. There is nothing quite like seeing a new lamb being born. I’m still mesmerized by it now after all these years. We only have 19 sheep and so far 5 lambs but all are well and healthy, I’m off shortly to do my morning farm checks for any overnight births ahead of the tractor ride with the guests. Such a special time of year on a farm, I’m so glad you were rewarded with lambs on your visit and such cute photos holding them, a memory that will stay till next year!

    • Claire
      April 13, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      How lovely. It must be a busy but exciting time on the farm.

  5. April 13, 2017 / 9:22 am

    How amazing to see the lambs being born. I’ve never seen lambs being born but I remember seeing a cow giving birth when I was a little girl and being utterly fascinated by it. Sounds like there was plenty of other things to do at Blaze Farm too and that you had a lovely day out 🙂 #countrykids

    • Claire
      April 13, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      It is amazing.

  6. April 13, 2017 / 10:38 am

    We are hoping to go lambing this Easter weekend coming as couldn’t go last year because I was pregnant. The views are glorious and it’s lovely they get a chance to hold them too! Shame we are not closer x #CountryKids

    • Claire
      April 13, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      It’s a lovely farm. I hope you get a lovely experience this weekend too.

  7. April 13, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    How lovely the children are able to hold the lambs. We were lucky enough to see some lambs being born at our local activity farm a little while back.

  8. April 14, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    What an adventure. I think its nice for kids to see animals give birth! Seeing someone being born is such a nice experience we can impart our kids me thinks =)

    #countrykids

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