They say that March is in like a lion and out like a lamb, which is particularly apposite down on the farm.
Life at Baylham House Farm is never dull but during spring things start to get really exciting. February’s lambs are all out in the field, leaping around and driving their mums to distraction. Louise and her litter of Berkshire piglets are delighting visitors and the Large Black sows – Nina and Ella – are near to farrowing. Just next door in the lambing tunnel the next batch of ewes are waiting to give birth. The lambs are born from the end of March through the Easter holidays and there is usually plenty of opportunity to cuddle a lamb and, if you’re lucky, the chance to see one born.
The Easter Speggtacular (18th to 21st April) is fun for all the family. In addition to lambing there are craft stalls, a treasure hunt, and the chance to hug a bunny in the Bunny Barn. With lots to see and do and, of course, the fabulous Baylham BBQ with local beer and wine, it’s a day out everyone will enjoy. The kids’ play area means they can keep busy, while you can relax with a cup of coffee and a homemade cake.
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is six miles north west of Ipswich, off the B1113 between Great Blakenham and Needham Market. It opens Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm. With entry prices at £7 for adults, £6 for concessions, £3 for children (aged 4-16) and free entry for under fours, it would be difficult to find a more diverting and better value attraction in Suffolk. A family ticket (2 Adults and 2 children) is also available at £18.
For more information visit the website at www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk or call 01473 830264.