Places you can see lambs

Lambs are one of the first and most eagerly awaited signs of spring. Go for a family walk in any of these places and see how many lambs you can count.

Five Jacob lambs in spring at Arlington

Arlington Court, Devon

Arlington Court has traditionally been home to Jacob sheep, but over the last few years we’ve been diversifying our stock. Why not pay a visit this spring to meet the new flock of lambs? On selected days there’ll be a talk by a local farmer, so you can find out more about our sheep and how they help the estate to thrive.

Four lambs huddled together in the lambing shed

Bath Skyline, Somerset 

Meet the Lambs, 25 March & 8 April 2018

This spring why not bring the family along to Rainbow Wood Farm to meet the new arrivals? Meet the tenant farmer and hear all about the newborn lambs. You’ll have the chance to cuddle them, and meet some of the other animals too. Little ones can also get crafty and make a souvenir to take home.

Visitors with sheep in the Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons, Powys 

The Brecon Beacons offer a spectacular landscape rich in natural beauty, from the high peak of Pen y Fan to the wooded slopes of the Upper Tarell Valley. In spring the valley is a great spot to see young lambs exploring their surroundings.

Two black and white lambs

Brockhampton, Herefordshire 

Leaping lambs, 14th & 15th April

If you’re hoping to get out and embrace the season, where better than Brockhampton? The fields around the house will be full of gambolling lambs, and if you visit on the 14th or 15th April you’ll have the opportunity to meet a few and discover how our tenant farmers looks after them. Don’t forget to look out for new born chicks in the farmyard as well.

Lambs at Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey is home to a small flock of rare Portland sheep. The lambs are born with a foxy-red coat which changes to creamy-white in the first few months.

Two new Jacob sheep lambs at Charlecote spring 2016

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

The rare-breed Jacob sheep flock is a long-established part of the parkland at Charlecote. They were first introduced to pastures surrounding the lake as part of the process for managing the grassland habitats. They still serve this important purpose today, and you'll be able to see lambs gambolling in the fields from mid-April.

Flock of sheep

Clumber, Nottinghamshire

Livestock grazing has played an enormous part in shaping the Clumber Park landscape we enjoy today. During spring and summer we provide grazing for a flock of Hebridean sheep, which are specially chosen for their hardy nature and their taste for scrub, bracken and brambles. They keep down these invasive species, which allows a wider variety of plants, insects and wildlife to thrive.

Spring lambs

Downhill Demesne, County Londonderry

If you’re taking a stroll across the Downhill Demesne estate, don’t forget to keep an eye out for our flocks of sheep. At this time of year they’ll have their newborn lambs with them – proof that spring has arrived at last.

Lambs in a field

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Look out for the sheep and their new-born lambs outside Swanley Grange this spring and discover the abbey’s historic connections to the wool trade. Explore what the monastic granges were used for, and try your hand at some woolly crafts.

View down the lime avenue in the parkland at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Enjoy a spring time stroll around the Hinton Ampner estate and see how well the house and gardens fit into the surrounding landscape. Our flocks of sheep and new-born lambs will be out grazing in the parkland – see if you can spot any gambolling as you walk among them.

Two lambs and their mother on the Ickworth Estate

Ickworth, Suffolk

With miles of parkland and woodland to explore, a wander around Ickworth is a great way to spend a lazy spring day. Around 2,000 lambs are born here each year, and you can watch them having fun discovering their new home.

Border collie sheepdog 'holding' a ewe and lamb

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigon

Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a Georgian villa, walled gardens and working farm. Lambs are born here from mid-March onwards, so you can visit to make friends. Don’t forget to say hello to our other animals too, from Welsh Black cattle to chickens and geese, as well as rare Welsh pigs.

A sheep leading its lambs through a meadow

Orford Ness, Suffolk

Orford Ness is home to a very important flock of sheep, whose grazing helps conserve the landscape and encourage ground-nesting bird habitats. The first lambs were born here in spring 2014, and this year there’ll be more new-borns taking their first steps under the watchful eyes of shepherd Andrew Capell and his sheepdog Kite.

Gambolling lambs

Snowshill, Gloucestershire

The fields that lead up to the Manor are the nursery for the Clun Forest lambs that belong to our tenant shepherd. There’s always a least one that is happy to pose for a photo. While you’re here why not look out for spring blooms like daffodils, crocus and the blossom in the orchards.

Herdwick sheep in Langdale in Cumbria

Sticklebarn and the Langdales, Cumbria

Spring in the Langdales means lambing season, and there’ll be lots of new mini-Herdwicks bounding around the fields. This breed of sheep is native to the Lake District, and perfectly adapted to thrive in the tough conditions of the fells. Come for a walk and see if you make some new friends.

A young lamb stands with it's mother outside the yellow stone of the gothic temple at Stowe

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Our tenant farmers use the land in much the same way as it would have been during the time of Viscount Cobham (one of Stowe’s former owners). The resident sheep and cows control the grass growth, provide food and help recreate the historic views. Don’t forget to look out for the new-born lambs in spring.

Lady bottle feeding a lamb

Wallington, Northumberland

This year we’re offering plenty of chances to get involved with lambing season. On selected dates you’ll be able to take a tractor trailer ride to the lambing shed at Broomhouse Farm, where you can help to bottle feed the new-borns. If you want to get hands-on, you can become a lambing apprentice and join our experts for an afternoon to learn about all aspects of ewe and lamb care.