VISITORS flocked to a college campus to enjoy a spring-themed family fun day. 

Wiltshire College & University Centre's Lambing Weekends returned to their Lackham campus in March. Around 7,000 people were in attendance across the four family fun days, which took place at Home Farm, within the campus grounds.

After inititially running as a one day event since the 1990s, the lambing day has grown to four seperate events across the final two weekends in March.

Phil Steans, farm and estate manager at Lackham, said: “Once again this year’s Lambing Weekends have proved to be a huge success. Although the recent wet weather made for challenging conditions in the preparation, the weather largely played ball across the four events and the atmosphere at each of them was fantastic.

“People in the local community and beyond really do embrace these events. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying themselves and getting to experience some of the things that take place day-to-day on a working farm.

“I would like to thank all attendees for their continued support for these events, as well as the many staff and students who gave up their time to work and help make all the dates so successful.

“Our agriculture students have been working extremely hard, not just delivering and looking after the lambs during the weekends, but 24 hours a day right through lambing season over the past few weeks.”

As well as seeing the new born lambs, visitors could watch the farm's dairy cows being milked, and see a range of small and farmyard animals. New this year was a birds of prey display. 

There were also a variety of children's activities, food stalls and other stands at the event.