CANNON Hall Farm is celebrating the start of its lambing season with the arrival of its very first lambs of 2019.

The new arrivals were born in the small hours of this morning (February 8) – a week earlier than expected but to a delighted team at the farm.

Cannon Hall Farm, in Cawthorne, is now preparing for the start of its busiest season with the Lambing Festival beginning on February 16 – just in time for the school holidays. Scores of ewes will be giving birth to the newest additions to the flock.

Farmer Robert Nicholson, whose family opened the farm to the public in 1989, said: “The first lambs of the year always generate excitement as its a sign spring is coming and that is our favourite time of year as farmers.”

The Lambing Festival runs February 16 – 24. There’s no need to prebook tickets – they are priced at £8.95 per person or £34 for a family of four. Under twos go free.