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Fleecy Frolics 2019 Lambing Sunday Event

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Merrist Wood College

Holly Lane

Worplesdon

GU3 3PE

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The College’s annual lambing weekend, held in April each year, is a celebration of nature and countryside crafts.

Enjoy all the fun of meetin our new lambs, animal handling, animal feeding at the farm, sheep shearing, woodland crafts and demonstrations. Take a horse drawn carriage ride, enjoy children's activities, tree climbing and more... as well as refreshment stalls.

New legislation regarding lamb handling:

On 1 October 2018 new legislation was introduced called the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. This legislation looks at protecting the wellbeing of animals in a range of situations including attractions and seasonal events, that until now had limited consistency between establishments. The legislation covers, amongst other things, the separation of any newborn, unweaned or dependent offspring from their mothers for commercial gain. As a result of this, and the fact that Merrist Wood takes animal welfare very seriously, we will not be offering lamb cuddling at our 2019 lambing event. However, there will be ample opportunity to meet the lambs and other species during our lambing weekend. This will be carefully monitored by our dedicated Animal Keeping team and students who will be working directly with the animals. Merrist Wood have successfully been granted the new licence and we are proud of our commitment to animal wellbeing. More information about the legislation can be found here https://www.guildford.gov.uk/animallicensing

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Merrist Wood College

Holly Lane

Worplesdon

GU3 3PE

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