New born Houghall lamb

Highly Popular Lambing Event Returns To Houghall

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus is getting set to host its highly popular Lambing Watch event 2017.

Last year over 3,000 people flocked to the agricultural college, based near Shincliffe in Durham, for this hugely popular family day out.

As well as the lambs, there will be a number of other animals and attractions including the chance to look around the college’s new Small Animal Care Centre which houses a host of reptiles, fish and small mammals.

Visitor Rosshlen Harker mets the brids of prey at Houghall Lambing eventVisitors can also see the college’s cows and calves and pigs and piglets, as well as visit the brand new equine centre and stables to meet the college horses and the college’s plant centre.

Hot and cold refreshments will be available from the college’s canteen and an ice cream van will also be on-site.

Houghall Farm manager Keith Cook can’t wait for the day and believes it will be a fantastic chance for the public to see the £12.75m redeveloped college facilities and of course meet all the animals and livestock.

Keith said: “This event is a great opportunity for us to show the public what we do here at Houghall to help meet the future employment needs of the agriculture industry, whilst they have a fun family day out too.

“We can’t guarantee a live birth on the day, but there will certainly be loads of new born lambs for visitors to see.

“With all the other activities planned it looks set to be a great day out for all the family.”

This year’s event is taking place on Sunday 19th March 2017, between 11am and 3pm.

The event is competitively priced at £1.50 per adult and £1 for children, no concessions.

For further information on the event, please contact the Houghall Campus on 0191 375 4710.