This February the National Forest Adventure Farm, near Burton on Trent, is excited to offer visitors the chance to experience farming and rural life at the attraction for the day.
The New Life on the Farm event will take place daily between 19th and 27th February and all activities will be held undercover across the site. It is the perfect opportunity for all the family to be a farmer for the day and take part in fun farm activities, including bottle feeding lambs and much more.
The attraction opens at the start of lambing season which will see approximately 350 lambs born in the ‘Lambing Live Tent’ at the Farm this Spring. In the animal barn, visitors will be able to meet Tamworth piglets, chicks and goat kids as well as the farm’s two new Shetland ponies.
Youngsters will also be able to join in with many ‘Help the Farmer’ interactive activities in a special marquee, including:
• Plant seeds
• Milk the model cow
• Help deliver a lamb (simulator)
• Mend the fences
• Fix the tractor
• Make a scarecrow
• Drive remote-control tractors
Plus, the Farm’s indoor giant soft play area and 40acre outdoor adventure playground and animal paddocks are open all day.
Animal Barn Manager, Will Jay, who has looked after the Farm’s animals for over seven years said:
“This time of year is one of the most exciting and busiest times for the farm as we welcome hundreds of new lambs, as well as goat kids, chicks and piglets. It means we’re on alert around the clock as we care for our ewes and help them to bring their new lambs into the world in the Lambing Live Tent.
“New Life on the Farm is the perfect chance for visitors to spend time together and gain hands on experience working on the farm, by bottle feeding the lambs and helping with lots of fun farming tasks undercover in our special marquee; and if you are really lucky actually witnessing the magical moment of a lamb being born. We’re all looking forward to welcoming families this half term to experience the farming and rural way of life!”Will Jay
Tickets are available to purchase on-line only for half term, with limited capacity still in place for the continued safety of our visitors.
The public is also invited to watch the live lambing action from 14th February onwards the farm’s EWE TUBE live stream via www.adventurefarm.co.uk/lambing.
Visitors can eat at in Scarecrow Joe’s Restaurant, enjoy takeaway pizza and fish and chips or have a picnic in a heated marquee.
The National Forest Adventure Farm is open every weekend, with the extra special events held during bank holidays and school holidays, including a summer maize maze. Tickets are available via:
https://www.adventurefarm.co.uk/event/newlife/ or call 01283 533933.
To find out more about how we help the National Forest Adventure Farm promote their events read our case study HERE.