Lambing at Wimpole

Spring is on the way at Wimpole as we step into Lambing Season, from Saturday 23 April - Sunday 8 May 2022. Wimpole’s 280 rare breed ewes are set to give birth to several hundred new additions to the Wimpole flock during April, come along to see our new lambs explore the world, and find out about rare breed sheep.

Join us for Lambing Season at Home Farm, from Saturday 23 April - Sunday 8 May 2022. 

Visit the farm to see our new mums and their lambs. From tentative first steps to carefree frolicking, come to watch, hear and experience the first days of life of our newborn lambs.

Each Spring, Wimpole’s 280 rare breed ewes give birth to several hundred new additions to the Wimpole flock. As lambing season gathers pace, Wimpole’s pens and paddocks are filled with skipping, bleating new life.

Visit us at Home Farm during Lambing and you’ll be able see the lambs start to bond with their mothers. You may see them feeding, sleeping or being cared for by our farm team as they get them ready to explore the new world around them.

After about 24 hours, if all is well and the weather is fine, the newborns and mothers are put out in the paddocks and parkland.

Rare breeds

As one of the UK’s largest rare breed centres we play a key role in conserving rare and traditional breeds of livestock. The rare breeds of newborn lambs you may see at Home Farm during Lambing Time include:

  • Norfolk Horn - which is black faced with spiralled horns
  • The shaggy coated Leicester Longwool
  • Portland Down- light tan face with spiral horns
  • Oxford Down - the teddy bears of the flock, with chunky coats of wool, black muzzles and ears
  • If you see a white face and white wool, it's the Whitefaced Woodland

Visiting us during Lambing

Home Farm at Wimpole will be open every day during Lambing from 10.30am to 4.30pm (last entry to the estate is at 3pm via Hardwicke Gate).