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Course: Lambing Day Courses

St Fagans National Museum of History
6, 9 & 13 March 2020, 8.30am-4pm
Cost £120 | £95 concession
Suitability 16+
Booking via Eventbrite
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 three places available to book on each day. Please read the guidance notes below before making a booking.

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Guidance notes:

  • 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!)
  • Price includes parking – please report to security gatelodge on arrival to meet your tutor who will supply you with a car park pass.
  • Light refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or visit our on-site catering facilities.
  • 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 English but we are happy to provide simultaneous translation if you would like to take part in Welsh. Please choose a ticket in your language of choice, making sure you have one ticket for each person. Please book your tickets at least one week before the event.

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 e-mail to events@musemwales.ac.uk

Concession eligibility: students with NUS card or those in receipt of benefits. Over 60s, under 18s

Age: 16+

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