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New arrivals add some spring cheer to popular Home Farm

A host of new cute arrivals are once again ensuring that spring is in full bloom at a popular Leeds farm.

Since the new year, Temple Newsam Farm has greeted over 20 lambs, 30 piglets, 16 chicks and three calves, with many more still to come. Included in the number are Irish Moiled Cows, Kerry Hill and Norfolk Horn lambs and Tamworth pigs. By the end of May, it is expected the farm will be the home to 160 new lambs and calves in total.

Always a bit hit with families, Home Farm boasts over 400 sheep, pigs, poultry and goats, along with an interesting mixture of recreated workshops and exhibitions.

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for communities said:

“Once again it has been really lovely to see so many new cows, lambs, chicks and calves join the family at Temple Newsam Home Farm this spring, with many more on the way.

“With so much to see and do, which along with over 400 animals also includes exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, Home Farm is the perfect place for all the family to enjoy.”

Notes to editors:

Home Farm offers the opportunity to explore life on a real working farm and meet some extraordinary characters. Over 400 sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats are at Temple Newsam, and there is also the chance to enjoy traditional crafts or take part in demonstrations such as butter making and blacksmithing!Explore the cobbled yards to discover an interesting mixture of recreated workshops, exhibitions and rare breed livestock, all in the original buildings, including the historical Great Barn.

Home Farm is open 10am until 4pm (winter hours) Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk