Farm open for Lambing Sunday

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Crowds are expected to "flock" to a farm when it opens its gates for the annual Lambing Sunday event on March 15.

Crowds are expected to "flock" to a farm when it opens its gates for the annual Lambing Sunday event on March 15.As well as the chance to see lambs being born, visitors to Manor Farm, Morborne, near Peterborough, will be able to watch newly-hatched chicks, sit in the driving seat of a combine harvester, view the food and crop displays and tackle quizzes and games.

They will also be able to look at vintage farm machinery, other farm animals including pigs, and talk to farmers about how crops are grown.

Lambing Sunday has grown from a small-scale farm open day 14 years ago to a major annual event, thanks to the hard work of Peterborough NFU members and their families.

Sheep and arable farmers Nigel and Janet Rome work with a team of 30 volunteers who steward on the day.

Nigel said: “People come back to see us year after year. We can’t guarantee that any lambs will be born, but we can guarantee an enjoyable visit to the countryside.”

The event raises money for the NSPCC and farming charity RABI, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

Admission on the day costs 2 for adults, 1 for children and 5 for a family ticket, and the event runs from 11am to 4pm.

Morborne Church will be open from 11am to 3pm, selling hot and cold drinks, biscuits and soup.