CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Sussex Life today CLICK HERE

Charity set to benefit from lambing open day

PUBLISHED: 13:36 18 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:36 18 March 2014

Lambing Day

Lambing Day


An East Sussex farmer will be giving people the opportunity to feed lambs, meet baby calves, learn how to milk, hunt for Easter eggs and taste local produce at a lambing open day next month.

Two huge Easter eggs are also being raffled to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at the event on 5th and 6th April from 10am to 2:30pm at Little Tottingworth Farm, Broad Oak, Heathfield TN21 8TH

Farm owner and organiser Sarah Wareham said: “This year we’re expecting 270 ewes to lamb from a variety of different breeds. Our lambing open days are a great opportunity for people to come and learn more about farming and where their food comes from. We’re also really pleased to be raising money for charity this year and are aiming to make the event bigger and better than ever. There will even be a life-sized imitation cow so people can learn how to milk and a bouncy castle.”

A variety of food will be available to taste and buy including freshly made cakes and sausages, bacon, beef and pork rolls from the BBQ. The Tottingworth farm shop, which sells a wide range of local produce, will also be open. Entrance fee is £2.50 per person and children under three are free.

Tottingworth Farm is a traditional, family-run farm in the heart of the beautiful High Weald of Sussex. It covers 200 acres of permanent pasture and ancient woodland and supports herds of award-winning Limousin, British Blue and Galloway cattle together with a large flock of sheep.

The farm was originally purchased in 1957 by Dennis and Ruby Browning and today, some 50 years later, it is still in the same family and now run by their granddaughter Sarah Wareham who is assisted by her brother Michael.

What makes Tottingworth so special is the small abattoir that is in the middle of the farm and is central to the operation. Despite competition from the large multi-national corporations, the abattoir remains a success and still operates to serve the farming community throughout the South East. More recently, a full butchery operation has been added to the site, which means Tottingworth can supply its customers - whether they are farmers selling direct, catering, retail or wholesale customers - with exactly the cuts, packaging and quantitiesthey require.


More from People

Mon, 12:33

This year marks the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s horror novel Frankenstein. Amanda Hodges explores its Sussex connections

Read more
Mon, 12:32

As giant snails take over Brighton and Hove between September and November 2018, Sally Turner speaks to an artist behind two distinctive snail designs about what inspired her creations

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

Former Shoreham Labour candidate Sophie Cook discusses being the first transgender person to work in the Premier League, transitioning and her vision for the county

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

Community groups and good causes across Brighton and Hove are being invited to bid for grants to put pride in our city

Read more
Monday, October 29, 2018

Some of Sussex’s best known personalities have revealed in the magazine what they most love about the county. Here, we compile their stories, favourite restaurants, pubs, shops, views and places to visit

Read more
Monday, October 22, 2018

Pagham Harbour has inspired photographer Richard Dunkley for 20 years. Ahead of a charity event he introduces his favourite shots

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Latest Competitions & Offers

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search