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Lambing Weekends

Meet the first lambs of spring!

Lambs by Andy HoughGoatsPiglet by Harriet Photography

Opening the gates to our working farm for our annual fundraising festival

In 2018 the Lambing Weekends are on:


Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March

Each year Earth Trust invites you behind the scenes of our working farm. The Lambing Weekends are your opportunity to explore the farmyard and meet some of our Farm Step tenants and their animals. Visit shepherd Emma, of Emma’s Ewesful Acres, in the lambing shed and see the latest spring arrivals; get to know the Coopers Oxford Pork piglets; and meet cheesemakers Rachel and Fraser, of Norton and Yarrow Cheese, and their Anglo Nubian goats. All the farmers will be on hand to introduce you to their animals and tell you more about the life of a shepherd, pig farmer and cheesemaker.

But that’s not all! There’ll also be…

  • Bale climbing (bigger and better than ever!)
  • Tractor and trailer rides
  • Children's activities

Poem Tree Café will be open or enjoy a lamb burger from the Emma’s Ewesful Acres BBQ.

By coming to a Lambing Weekend, you not only get a fantastic day out on the Earth Trust Farm, you also help fund the charity caring for this landscape. Every visitor we welcome during our Lambing Festival helps fund our work connecting people with nature and protecting much loved greenspaces.

Your ticket to Lambing funds incredible educational experiences for children across the county to learn in our outdoor classroom: the iconic Wittenham Clumps and Little Wittenham Wood. The cup of coffee you buy from our café ensures Earth Trust can support volunteers in vital conservation work. A donation you make for your tractor ride ensure we can continue to care for community reserves in Didcot, Abingdon and Wallingford, as well as landmarks like Castle Hill and Thrupp Lake.

Every penny we raise during our Lambing Weekends goes back into providing access and caring for the countryside – thank you for supporting us!

Health and Safety

Please note: pregnant women and those who are immunocompromised are advised not to enter the lambing shed; see our Health & Safety Information for further details.

Prices and booking

Online booking will be opening shortly!
On the gate
Adult  £8 £7
Child  £5 £4
(2 adults + 2 children)
£22 £20

*Online bookings close at 5pm the day before the event

Further information

You may find our Event FAQs useful, but please get in touch if you have any questions: admin@earthtrust.org.uk or 01865 407792.

Emma's Ewesful AcresCoopers Oxford Pork Norton & Yarrow Cheese