Spring has almost sprung… as Cannon Hall Farm welcome their new arrivals!

Catch up with the latest events and news from Yorkshire’s most magnificent attractions. Find out how you can entertain the kids with a trip to Cannon Hall Farm’s Lambing Festival this February half-term.

A BARNSLEY farm that aims to educate members of the public about farming will be live-broadcasting scores of lamb births as part of its annual lambing festival.

Cannon Hall Farm, in Barnsley, South Yorkshire has just been named as Yorkshire’s Best Visitor Attraction in the White Rose Awards and has appeared as the host farm for Channel Five’s Springtime on the Farm.

Its’ busy lambing season starts on February 16th  – just in time for the school holidays – where scores of ewes will be giving birth to the newest additions to the flock.

And Farmer Robert Nicholson, whose family opened the farm to the public in 1989, said they will be sharing news of all the new arrivals via a series of live broadcasts and videos.

He said: “It always surprises me how interested people are in the farm, and we do get an awful lot of viewers tuning in whenever we go live on Facebook. It’s a big commitment to do it every day but lambing time is very exciting and our fans like to see the triumph of a live birth. Unfortunately when it’s live we never really know what will happen but we are always very sensitive and make it very clear that our animals are always our top priority.

“We are very surprised really that people are interested in our family farm and its very flattering. We get people from all over the country now coming to visit us saying they’ve seen our videos and it never fails to take us by surprise.”

The Lambing Festival runs February 16th – 24th. There’s no need to prebook tickets – they are priced at £8.95 per person or £34 for a family of four. Under twos go free.