It’s lambing time as Hatfield Park Farm opens for a new season

PUBLISHED: 15:55 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:55 09 March 2017

New lamb at Hatfield Park Farm

New lamb at Hatfield Park Farm

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There’s been a number of arrivals at Hatfield Park Farm with new lambs in town.

New lambs at Hatfield Park FarmNew lambs at Hatfield Park Farm

The new season at Hatfield Park Farm has opened and during the spring months a visit to the lambing enclosure is a must.

The farm, located in the grounds of Hatfield House, opened for the 2017 season on Tuesday – and there’s some extra special arrivals this year.

Every year Hatfield Park Farm welcomes new animals and 2017 is no different, with some guests from a farm in North Devon.

Five pregnant Greyface Dartmoor females, two Berrichon mothers with their lambs, and two tame Berrichon lambs are all happy and thriving in their new environment.

Hatfield Park Farm manager Lauren Yeo with one of the farm's new lambsHatfield Park Farm manager Lauren Yeo with one of the farm's new lambs

Farm manager Lauren Yeo also joined the estate last year, moving from Devon to Hatfield last September after completing her MSc at Plymouth University.

“We’ve had a fantastic start to the season, welcoming 12 lambs to the farm already, including several White Faced Woodland and British Berrichon lambs,” said Lauren.

“We have 25 sheep still to lamb, so this exciting part of the season is really only just beginning.

“It’s been wonderful watching all the excited children visit the lambing marquee this week.

Hatfield Park FarmHatfield Park Farm

“Spring really is my favourite time of year.”

The farm covers an area of approximately 25 acres to the west side of Hatfield House.

It shows the animals in a natural countryside setting.

Hatfield Park Farm is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm.

Last entry to the farm will be at 4.30pm when the animals start going to bed.

The farm is also be open on Mondays during the Hertfordshire school holidays, as well as Bank Holiday Mondays. It is closed on Good Friday.

Admission cost £5 adults, £2.50 children and free for under threes.

Entrance to Bloody Hollow children’s play area is included in the price.

Entrance to Bloody Hollow only is £1 per person aged three and over.

Farm ticket entitles visitors to free tractor and trailer ride, when running between 11am and 3pm, and entry to Bloody Hollow play area.

• For more information, visit www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk


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