13/05/2015 12:00 AM

Springtime Babies and Rare Breeds Weekend at Home Farm

Young animal lovers are in for a treat this weekend, as the annual Springtime Babies and Rare Breeds event weekend opens its doors at Temple Newsam Home Farm.
Held on 16 and 17 May, Staff will be on hand over both days to guide youngsters as they are given the opportunity to help with both the feeding and handling of the farm’s wonderful wide range of animals that includes over 400 sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats.
Spring is always a magical time to also see an array of cute new arrivals at Home Farm, and there will be the chance to see close up, chicks, lambs, calves and piglets. On Sunday, rare breeds of poultry and sheep are also set to be on display at the farm, including Winston the giant Zwartble ram.
Taking residence in the joiners shop over both days is wool expert Debbie, who will be showcasing her hands-on crafts. As always the mini-play tractor and playground on site will be available to keep the youngsters entertained after they have seen all the animals.
Home Farm is open 10am until 5pm (summer hours) Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday inclusive. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.