Visitors invited to ‘Lambing Watch’ at college’s farm

East Durham College Houghall Campus Student Caitlin Seatree, 17, with one of this year's first born lambs.
East Durham College Houghall Campus Student Caitlin Seatree, 17, with one of this year's first born lambs.
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VISITORS are invited down to the farm for a lambing event.

East Durham College’s Houghall Farm in Durham will be hosting the 2015 Lambing Watch day on Sunday between 11am and 3pm.

As well as the lambs, other attractions will include tours around the small animal unit to see the college’s range of reptiles and small mammals.

And, people can also meet the cows, calves, pigs and piglets on the farm. There will also be falconry displays, arts and crafts activities for the kids, plants sales, demonstrations and refreshments.

Farm manager Keith Cook said: “I believe this event at the college will be a great opportunity to show what we are doing at Houghall Farm to meet the future needs of industry and equip our learners with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of employers.

“We can’t guarantee a live birth on the day, but there will certainly be loads of newborn lambs for visitors to see.

“We will have loads of animals on show from the farm itself and people will also be able to go and have a look round our fantastic animal care facility too. With all the activities we have planned it looks set to be a great day out for all the family.”

Cost of the event is £1.50 for adults and £1 for children.