Hadlow Lambing Weekend
Hadlow College’s annual Lambing Weekend was a huge success again last year seeing well over 9,000 visitors across the 2 days. With the weather holding off right until the last few minutes, the public were able to enjoy a whole host of activities, as well as watch the first steps of a new born lamb.
For the third year now we wiil be able to open up the Animal Management Unit for visitors to see the indoor and outdoor animals and speak to students about their courses, as well as get expert information about the animals we own.
Offering expert advice on courses
All the money made will be donated to different charities. The woodworking money is going to help those with Parkinson’s Disease, as part of the Woodland Trust and the Hemp recipe books and bracelets proceeds will also be given to charity.
There will be a Produced in Kent marquee with local stallholders selling Kent based produce, including hot snails! Our own Farm Shop had a stall selling local produce as well which is very popular.
Members of the public enjoying the day
Inside the Animal Management Unit there will be face painting for the children (and adults!) along with an area for children to decorate plates to take home.
There will be local businesses exhibiting, as well as charity stalls raising money and awareness about the work they do. This is always a success due to the nature of the charities such as the RSPB and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Seeing Dogs for the Blind. Some of our students may go on to work for organisations like these in the future so it’s great to have their support.
The main attraction is obviously the lambing sheds. Staff and students from the Agriculture department will be giving expert commentary throughout the weekend. Spring truly is just around the corner!