Lambing at Spilmans

Experience a true farming day out for all of the family to enjoy on a real working farm!

Running on selected dates throughout February half-term holidays, visit Spilmans and see what lambing time is like on our family run farm. Bring your little farmers to see newly born little lambs and learn all about this very special time of the year!


We have over 100 expectant mummy sheep ready to lamb!

These sheep, (we call them ewes), spent time in the field in the month of October finding their chosen mate! (You will hear the farmer call a boy sheep a Tup!)

Sheep can have up to 4 lambs sometimes, and so it will be a very busy half-term!

Listen to live farmer talks to discover fun facts about sheep and lambing.


Joss Spilman is in charge of our sheep flock on the family farm. He will be on farm, everyday to give educational talks, along with Bob our friendly shepherd. This is a great opportunity for all budding farmers (little and big!) to learn lots of interesting facts all about sheep and ask any questions to our real farmers!


We will also have some special farm animals guests at Spilmans Farm for you to see during your visit. Expect to see some very cute rare breed sheep, friendly alpacas and some chickens and ducks too!



What clothing do I need to wear?

The event has both inside and outside areas and it is on a working farm. Please wear suitably warm and waterproof clothing.

Can I pet the animals?

Touching of the animals is entirely at the risk of the customer. Hand washing stations are provided and it is recommended that these are used after any contact with the animals.

What if I am pregnant or think I am pregnant?

Pregnant women are advised to avoid close contact with sheep during lambing season.

What happens if I am late for my slot?

In the event that you miss your allocated time, we reserve the right to decline entry to the event.

Is bottle feeding and touching the lambs allowed?

Bottle feeding will occur during the event as and when required. Visitors will be able to watch this but will not be able to participate. Touching of the sheep is completely at the customers risk.

Will I see a live lambing during my visit?

There will be lambs born every day but we cannot guarantee that they will be born whilst you are on site.

Do adults require tickets?

Yes – Everybody 2 years old and over are required to purchase a ticket. Under 2’s are free, but require a ticket. These tickets are added into the basket later on in the booking process.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive 5 mins before your start time. This gives you time to park your car and check-in.

How does the experience work?

On arrival you will be welcomed by one of our friendly team who will check you in to the event. You will be asked a few health and safety questions and given a reminder on our sheep welfare policy for the event. PLEASE BE AWARE TOUCHING OF THE ANIMALS IS ENTIRELY AT THE CUSTOMERS OWN RISK. PREGNANT WOMEN ARE ADVISED TO AVOID ALL CLOSE CONTACT WITH SHEEP DURING THE LAMBING SEASON.
You are then free to look around the lambing shed, observe the flock of pregnant ewes, and see any newly born lambs.
There are photo opportunities around the site and wool crafts to enjoy for all the family. If you wish to listen to a live farmer talk or ask the farmer any questions, there is the opportunity to do this every hour.
The experience will last approximately 45 minutes but you are welcome to stay on the farm as long as you wish to enjoy the event.

Can I change my booking?

Subject to availability – Bookings can only be amended by the customer and with a minimum of 7 working days notice. Please login to your Beyonk account to make any required changes to your booking.

Can we take photos of the sheep?

Yes – you are very welcome to take as many photos as you wish during this event.

Are dogs allowed?

No – strictly no dogs allowed.

Is there food and drink available to purchase?

Yes we will have our takeaway kiosk open to purchase hot and cold food, Plus snacks, sweet treats and hot/cold drinks. Please note that these are not included in the ticket price.

Do I need to print my ticket off?

No we will check it on your phone.

Is the ticket refundable?

No. Should the host cancel this event, the customer will receive a voucher for the full booking amount to spend on an alternative event.