Lambing Weekend At Forty Hall Farm

27th March 2017
Lambing At Forty Hall Farm


I can’t think of a better way of spending a gorgeously, sunny March Sunday than getting out in the sunshine and seeing signs of spring in abundance.

Lambing At Forty Hall Farm

We spent yesterday lunchtime (Mother’s Day, happy belated Mother’s Day by the way!) at Forty Hall Farm’s lambing event and whilst we didn’t actually see any lambs being born (I’ve seen enough birthing action anyway thank you) we did see some very new ones and got to feed their parents too.

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As well as sheep, we said hello to other farm animals – the Shire horse, cows, pigs and goats.

Lambing At Forty Hall Farm

And met the mythical Enfield creature again, he had been in hibernation over winter (and squirts water just when you don’t expect it!). Imogen wasn’t sure about him.

Lambing At Forty Hall Farm

We watched the birds of prey for a while including this Peregrine Falcon – the fastest creature on Earth, who can fly at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour – though not in captivity I assume.

Lambing At Forty Hall Farm

The girls loved clambering on the old tractors (though Imogen was frustrated they didn’t move) and rode the toy tractors into the Orchard.

Lambing At Forty Hall Farm

Crafts, Stories and Fairies

We took part in some crafts and listened to a story read by a fairy.

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The fairy caught a butterfly – well the butterfly caught the fairy really. It flew onto her boot and didn’t want to leave! We watched as she set it free outside. The butterfly seemed nervous of flying off and we wondered if it had just left it’s chrysalis and was still working out what to do.

Lambing At Forty Hall Farm

The girls convinced us that they should have an ice-cream before we left, the first of many to come I suppose, if this sunshine is here to stay.

Apple Day

Read about our visit to Apple Day at Forty Hall Farm here. 


  • Reply Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 27th March 2017 at 9:40 am

    Going to the lambing is one of my most treasured childhood memories, we loved it! It looks like you all had a lovely day – I love the little butterfly, so pretty! The flamingo dress is fabulous too! #livingarrows

    • Reply Sian 27th March 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Ah thank you! What lovely memories!

  • Reply Hannah Spannah 27th March 2017 at 10:33 am

    It looks like you had a beautiful day out and saw so many things. The lambs and butterfly are so cute. #livingarrows

    • Reply Sian 27th March 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you – a fabulous day!

  • Reply Kim Carberry 27th March 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Ahh! It looks like you had such a wonderful day out….There was so much to see and do x
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    • Reply Sian 27th March 2017 at 12:38 pm

      And the weather makes it all more fab! Thank you

  • Reply Lisa 27th March 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Oh what a lovely day out. I tried to persuade my girls to go to a lambing day near us a few weeks ago, but they think they are too old now. So pleased you had such a super time #MMBC x

    • Reply Sian 27th March 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Ah can you be too old! I’m not looking forward to that!

  • Reply Janet Yarwood 27th March 2017 at 4:44 pm

    What beautiful pictures. I’m a city girl so have never seen the lambing but it looks like you had a lot of fun. That flamingo dress is gorgeous!

    • Reply Sian 2nd April 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Ah thank you!

  • Reply Emma T 27th March 2017 at 10:07 pm

    It looks like a lovely day out. Terribly, we have lambing on our farm at the moment, but I’ve not been down the road to see any yet. We had (well N had) the first ice cream of the season this weekend too. #livingarrows
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    • Reply Sian 2nd April 2017 at 10:25 pm

      I guess it’s not such a novelty for you guys!

  • Reply Laura @ Little Ladies Big World 28th March 2017 at 10:58 am

    It looks like such a great day x
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    • Reply Sian 2nd April 2017 at 10:33 pm

      We had fun!

  • Reply Donna 28th March 2017 at 9:51 pm

    This looks like an amazing day – what a perfect way to see in the start of spring?! The weather looks beautiful too x

    • Reply Sian 2nd April 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Ah thank you – it was fabulous.

  • Reply Sherry 30th March 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Sounds like a great Mothers Day. I have to say I’m with Imogen and am not 100% sure on the mythical creature either! #LivingArrows
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    • Reply Sian 2nd April 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Definitely a bit strange!

  • Reply Laura - Mum and little boo 31st March 2017 at 10:13 pm

    This looks like such a brilliant day out, what a way to spend mothers day!

  • Reply Madeline (This Glorious Life) 1st April 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Looks like such a fab day out, and so sunny too! I’m with Imogen though, I’m not quite sure about the Enfield creature! x #LivingArrows

    • Reply Sian 2nd April 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Haha its a bit creepy!

  • Reply Debbie Roberts 3rd April 2017 at 7:16 am

    Hi Sian, what a lovely way to spend a Sunday! The Enfield creature does look a little scary, so I don’t blame Imogen for not looking too sure about it. I bet getting to see the birds of prey was fantastic. Apparently we do get Peregrine Falcons here, but obviously, they are too quick for me to see!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC last week.

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    • Reply Sian 10th April 2017 at 11:04 am

      Ah thank you! Wow but yes I imagine they would be a blur!

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