A lambing event at a Meon Valley farm has put a spring in the step of hundreds of visitors.

A woolly good time was had by all at Westlands Farm with more than 2,500 flocking to their lambing days.

Visitors braved the mud and donned their wellies to greet and cuddle the newest editions to the farm’s flock of Romney Sheep.

The four-day event at the farm near Wickham gives children a unique opportunity to witness farming in action and learn about the lambing season.

Face-painting, a bouncy castle and barbecue were also provided but the lambs were the star attraction, with Kayleigh Collett of Westlands Farm Shop hailing the access of the annual event.

She said: “It’s always been a really popular event and I was so pleased to see so many visitors once again this year.

“Being aware of local agriculture and food production is so important for children. We like to use these days as an opportunity for learning and seeing farming first-hand.”

One visitor said: “We had such a fantastic time at the lambing event and our children are already counting down the days until next year!

“It was so lovely to see them have such a close encounter with the lambs.”

For more information about future events at Westlands and its farm shop visit www.westlandsfarmshop.co.uk