A Great Family Day Out at Annual Lambing Weekend
Hadlow College staff and students have celebrated another successful Lambing Weekend.
Despite the cold weather, over 10,000 visitors arrived at the College estates (2014: 11,000 on a very warm weekend). This was a superb number of visitors against what was a sunny weekend last year.
Our experienced staff and students were on hand ensuring that the public had an enjoyable day out. The lambing shed was extremely well organised and there were lambs born, with commentary and assistance provided by our Agriculture students. The College in total has lambed over 500 ewes, with the action from inside the sheds displayed on a large outdoor screen.
There were many other activities to enjoy throughout the day; including touring the Animal Management Unit which houses reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals as well as our outdoor llamas, pigs, otters and goats. Animal Management staff were on hand to answer questions and running demonstrations. Other faculties also ran interactive stands.
Tractor rides were popular as was the Coppard digger challenge, both of which were organised by our Agricultural Engineering students. Our Countryside students ran and organised their own marquee, giving demonstrations of wildlife and bushcraft as well as selling bird boxes and bat boxes.
We held a Produced in Kent Farmers’ Market and children had fun on the climbing wall as well as the inflatable football pitch provided by Charlton Athletic FC! The Hadlow Rural Community School was also open for tours.
The college dining room was open to the public and our Broadview complex (tearoom, Florist & Garden Centre) were also busy.
A very enjoyable day was had by all.Go Back