February 26, 2018
If you want to go and see some new born baby lambs this Spring in Northumberland, there are plenty of places you can enjoy this beautiful mark of the season. One of the most well known places to enjoy in the area in Wallington.
Wallington is a country house and gardens located about 12 miles west of Morpeth, Northumberland. The estate was owned by the Fenwick family from 1475; Charles Philips Trevelyan then inherited the property from his father in 1928. It is a 13,000 acre estate which has something for everyone. Whether you are on holiday in Northumberland or if you live in the area, visiting Wallington in Spring should be on the top of your list of to-do’s!
Ticket prices are £13.70 for an adult and £6.90 for a child.
On selected dates throughout the Spring you’ll be able to take your family on a tractor ride to the lambing shed at Broomhouse Farm in Wallington, where you can help to bottle feed the new-borns. There is nothing cuter! There’s also plenty of walks and bike rides to go on here. For instance, there’s the Guided River Walk, where you can join their ranger for an accompanied walk along the banks of the river Wansbeck. It is more than just a walk – you’ll find out more about the landscape, identify trees and spot some interesting wildlife. There is a great history to Wallington which is also interesting and educational to explore, whatever time of year you come to visit.
If the weather allows it, there are picnic areas throughout the grounds which are perfect to enjoy a spot of lunch. There is also a café and a kiosk in the garden which serves your usual hot drinks etc.
The place has a lot of good reviews from people visiting at all times of the year. One reviewer said, “We just loved it here. We visited as a family in the Autumn. We started off raking leaves and wheelbarrow-ing them onto the big pile of leaves, my 4 and 6 year old loved this - we had to drag them away. They were soon distracted though by the impressive castle play park, whilst we had a coffee and scone break at the nearby picnic tables. We followed this up with a fun walk through a beautiful, natural, wooded area until we came across a walled garden. The garden is lovely, lots to look at, places to sit paths to walk. We didn't even visit inside the house this visit, but just the estate alone there is plenty to see to fill a day. We will definitely be returning.”
You don’t have to book your tickets in advance, just turn up on the day, although if you did want to see the lambs, it is a good idea to get there early before it becomes too crowded. Opening hours are:
House 12:00 - 17:00
Café 10:30 - 17:30
Estate 10:00 - Dusk
Woodland 10:00 - Dusk
Shop 10:30 - 17:30
Walled garden 10:00 - 18:00