Lambs Day: Watch lambs at the local farm
On a Lammetjesdag it is possible to visit a farm and view the newborn lambs and other young animals. Often there is also the possibility to pet and cuddle the lambs, which makes Lammetjesdagen popular family outings. Farmers open their farm to the public, whether or not for a small fee, and often also organize a few activities such as a farmers market, lectures and all kinds of fun activities for children. If you want to know when Lambs Days are organized in your region, consult the websites of local farms or keep an eye on the local newspapers.
- What is Lambs Day?
- Activities on Lammetjesdag
- When are the Lammetjesdagen?
What is Lambs Day?
When you think of spring, you often immediately think of lambs frolicking around in the meadow. Ewes are usually mated in November and the little lambs are expected after a pregnancy of about 150 days. The frolicking through the meadow and the cheerful bleating of the little ones form an endearing scene that attracts a lot of attention every year.
On various farms throughout the Netherlands, the affection for the youngsters is responded to by organizing annual events Lamb days. These are days when the farm is set up for visitors who like to come and see the newborn lambs and other animals. Many farmers make a festive day where you can not only look at the newborn animals, but also many other fun activities are organized for young and old. It has always been a real family outing and many families with young children come to the day. Usually there is the possibility to pet the lambs.
Activities on Lamb’s Day
If you are going to visit a Lamb’s Day at the local farm, many activities are often organized. For example, you will regularly find things such as a farmers market selling farm products, playground equipment for children, educational treasure hunts, the possibility of face painting, a tour on the tractor or in a covered wagon, help with milking, raffles, a professional photographer and lectures. Each farmer puts his own spin on the events. The highlight, however, is the opportunity to view the newborn lambs and possibly other animals. Sometimes these are somewhat shielded to prevent too much crowds and can only be admired from a distance, but there are also many farms where the possibility exists to keep the lambs. to pet and even assist in feeding. After all, lambs rejected by the mother are bottle-fed by the farmer. If you are lucky there is even the possibility to witness the live birth of a lamb or calf.
It is often also possible to have lunch on the farm. Often, attending the event is free and only costs are charged for additional activities. It is also possible that an entrance fee is asked and that various activities are included. Please note that it is usually not allowed to bring dogs to the farm.
When are the Lammetjesdagen?
The Lammetjesdagen are not organized on one specific date. Often there are several Lamb Days in the spring, usually somewhere between the end of March and the end of April. If you missed a day, there may still be an option. Easter Monday and Easter Monday are often popular days to organize a Lamb’s Day. It often concerns a day at the weekend. Keep in mind that in areas in the bible belt or refo band, there are often no events organized on Sundays.
If you want to know on which dates Lammetjesdagen are organized in your region, it is best to search the internet. Farms often announce their Lamb Days on their own website. You will also often find notices for it in local newspapers and on bulletin boards in community centers and schools.