SPRING has sprung at a popular children’s farm.
It’s an exciting time at Tweddle Children’s Animal Farm, as staff welcome a host of new arrivals.
Four new baby lambs are bedding themselves in at the farm, in Blackhall, and to the delight of staff and visitors a dozen more are set to arrive any day now.
Rosie and Jim and Ant and Dec have already proved very popular with visitors, who get to feed the lambs at 11am every day.
And it isn’t just the lambs which are catching the attention of visiting youngsters and adults alike.
The farm is now also home to a number of Easter chicks, dozens of baby guinea pigs and rabbits and a Valentine’s Day baby llama, called Valentine.
“This is always an exciting time of year for us,” beamed Denise Wayman, 42, who owns the farm with her husband, Peter, 46.
“The children really enjoy feeding the lambs, it’s always very popular.”
It isn’t just the lambs who don’t mind getting up close to visitors at the farm.
Despite the fact the new baby llama is living in the field, Valentine regularly comes right up to the fence to be petted.
And with the Easter holidays just around the corner, Denise and Peter are expecting a busy couple of weeks ahead.
Denise, a mum of Matthew, 16, and Daniel, 19, added: “Easter is always busy for us, it’s fantastic to see the youngsters come along to join in with the fun.
“We are expecting around a dozen more lambs any day now as well so visitors will of course get the chance to feed them.”
Meanwhile, Mail reader Joanne Shaw, from Seaton Carew, sent us some lovely pictures of another new arrival on the outskirts of Hartlepool off the A689.
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