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Book a Lambing Experience on a Scottish Farm

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Lambing time is in full swing on many Scottish farms

Here are some more brilliant Go Rural farms offering lambing tours and experiences in 2024. 


Bowmuir Farm Holidays has 50 ewes on the farm and are expecting approximately 110 lambs to arrive from 27th March. Their herd is made up of Shetland x Beltex, Ouessants and Texel Mules and you can book a visit to meet them and the new arrivals during the first two weeks in April. Catch Bowmuir Farm on Lambathon day 2 (2nd April) live on the Go Rural Facebook page!


At Oakfield Farm in Perthshire, the Sands family has Scottish Blackface sheep, mules and blue faced Leicester – 380 in total and they are expecting 675 lambs to add to their flock. They have lambing experiences available to book starting Friday 29th March - Wednesday 17th April including the extra special adults exclusive 'Date night in the Lambing Shed' which includes a visit the farm, the opportunity to get hands on with sheep and lambs and then cosy up next to the wood burner in the barn and enjoy a selection of afternoon tea style nibbles.


Logie Farm in Fife will be lambing from mid-March to the middle of April and is taking bookings for lambing shed experiences from 22nd March to the 5th April. The farm has 550 Cheviot x, Texel x, Valais Blacknose and North Country Cheviot sheep and will welcome 800 lambs. Logie Farm is hosting Lambathon live on Wednesday 3rd April on the Go Rural Facebook page.


Lambing is a very busy time of year at Arnprior Farm, near Stirling, with over 1300 expectant ewes you can visit for a chance to learn all about sheep, and see the care that goes into looking after them during lambing time. Lambing experiences are available at Arnprior Farm between 1st and 14th are incredibly popular and will sell out quickly!


They do lambing a little differently at Down on the Farm in Aberdeenshire! As breeders of Dorset Horn sheep, they lamb twice a year - in Summer and Winter. You can join the Short family in the lambing shed for lambing experiences in late July and early August and booking is available now.


Don't forget ...

If you don’t get the chance to visit a farm in person, be sure to follow them on social media.

There will be lots of great lambing content coming up from all Go Rural farms over the next month or two and don’t forget, Go Rural Lambathon kicks off next Monday at 1pm on Facebook, live from Jacksons at Jedburgh!

Individual farms will give you guidance on the dos and don’ts for their own lambing experiences however, here's some general things to be aware of when booking your Lambing Experience on a Real Scottish Farm:

🐏 You will be visiting a REAL working farm, possibly witnessing births which can sometimes get difficult and you will be exposed to all sorts of sights and sounds. If you're at all squeamish then a lambing experience might not be for you!

🧥 Dress for the occasion - these are hands on experiences so you may be exposed to the elements, you might get dirty and you could get wet so please wrap up warm, in clothes you don't mind getting dirty and wear waterproofs if you have them. 

🤰🏼 Experiences with animals can carry a risk of infection. You should not participate in a lambing experience if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you might be pregnant. 

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