NEWBORN lambs will be the star guests for the annual lambing festival being held this week by the Earth Trust Farm.

Hundreds of visitors are expected to head along to the Little Wittenham farm to get up close to newborn lambs, as well as piglets and goats.

This year the festival marks 30 years and will run on Saturday, Sunday and again the following weekend.

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Earth Trust ceo Jayne Manley said: "Over thirty years this event has grown massively and visitors numbers increase year on year. The event gives us the opportunity to invite visitors to get behind the scenes of our working farm and learn more about how agriculture shapes our landscapes and wildlife and where our food comes from."

The event, sponsored by Larkmead Vets, will also include activities including an interactive 'be a farmer' area and straw bale climbing.

Each day of the Lambing Festival is open from 10am to 4pm and costs £8 for adults, £5 for children.

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