It is with regret that due to current extenuating circumstances; we have made the decision to cancel our Riseholme Lambing Sunday on Sunday 29th March 2020.
Thank you so much for all your support this year. We will absolutely be back and will be supporting our chosen charities; the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance in 2021. We look forward to welcoming you to the farm next year and hope that Lambing Sunday at Riseholme will continue to be a brilliant community engagement event in the future.
Lambing Sunday returns on Sunday 29th March 2020. Between 11am – 4pm, we invite you to join us at our Riseholme Campus on to meet the newest arrivals to our flock. Children can also complete our nearby Nature Trail and win a prize.
University of Lincoln, Riseholme Campus, Riseholme Park
Lincoln, LN2 2LG
What can we do?
There will be a lamb petting pen set up between the Dairy Farm buildings. The Nature Trail for children can be found in the Lambs Pen field adjacent to the farm. The public is welcome to explore the woodland surrounding the lake.
There will also be a small variety of charity and educational stalls to visit, where you can pick up the Nature Trail form and take part in farming related games.
A shorter Sunday Service will be held at Riseholme Parish Church, after which a walk to the Dairy Farm will take place to bless the lambs. All are welcome.
What facilities are available?
Parking will be a short walk away from the petting area. Refreshments will be available in a marquee opposite the farm, with hay bales to sit upon. Toilets are close by. Picnics are encouraged but we would ask that you kindly dispose of your litter sensibly.
Please register for free on Eventbrite to help give us an indication of numbers: Eventbrite Lambing Sunday 2020
This is a charity event and we will be asking for a recommended donation on entry to the farm to raise money for the Lincs Wildlife Trust and Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.
Suggested donation is as follows:
Adults – £1 donation
Children under 16 years – free
Please do not bring dogs to the event, except for guide dogs.
Please note: It is recommended that women who are, or who may be, pregnant should avoid close contact with sheep during lambing periods. (http://www.hpa.org.uk)
The University reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event subject to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances.