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Course: Lambing Day Courses

St Fagans National Museum of History
Finished
14, 16, 18, 21, 23 & 25 March 2022, 8.30am-4pm
Cost £150 | £120 concession (+ Eventbrite fees)
Suitability 16+
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image: in the lambing shed

A chance to experience the magic of a full day in the Museum's lambing shed at Llwyn-yr-eos Farm.

Under the expert guidance of our farming team, you’ll learn how to care for pregnant sheep, recognise labour and deal with common problems. If births happen during the day, there’ll be a chance to get really hands-on (if you want to!). There’ll also be time in the nursery with our new mums and babies – you’ll learn to assess welfare needs and help the lambs through those vital first few days of life. The schedule of the day will be flexible around what’s happening in the lambing shed at the time.

This course is suitable for complete beginners – no previous stock handling experience required. There will be two places available to book on each day. Please read the guidance notes below before making a booking.

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Guidance notes and safety information:

  • Anyone who is pregnant, trying to get pregnant or has a partner who is expecting should read the following health guidelines from the NHS.
  • We have scheduled these dates to give you the best chance of witnessing a birth, but lambing is an unpredictable business and we cannot guarantee it.
  • You will need to be happy to wear old clothes and get dirty – we recommend overtrousers. (Kneeling in sheep poo is virtually guaranteed!)
  • If you want to get hands on with the sheep, we ask that you have short fingernails and remove any nail polish/rings etc. We reserve the right to protect the welfare of our sheep in this regard.
  • You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or visit our on-site catering facilities. We can offer a 10% discount to course participants in our catering outlets* on production of Eventbrite ticket. *(excludes Derwen Bakehouse)

  • The price of this course includes parking.The ticketing team will contact you with details in the weeks before the course via the email supplied by you at time of booking.

  • Events from the lambing shed will be broadcast live on our website as part of #lambcam. As a result, anyone attending this course will be likely to appear (although the sheep are the stars of the show). By purchasing a ticket, you agree to be filmed. You will be required to sign a photography and filming release form on the day.

Language: This course will be held in the first language of the facilitator - which is English.

Accessibility: This course may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues due to the nature of conditions in the lambing shed. Please contact us before booking to discuss any concerns via email to events@musemwales.ac.uk

Concession eligibility: Students with NUS or those in receipt of benefits, over 60s, 16-18s

Suitable: Age 16+

By booking onto our courses, you are supporting us to inspire everyone we reach through telling Wales’ story. Diolch o galon.

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