Visitors at an open day at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday March 13 between 10am and 3.30pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College.
Broomfield Hall’s working farm and animal unit will be open throughout the day where visitors can join hands-on sessions to learn how to care for and handle some of the resident animals and exotic species.
These range from the donkeys and meerkats to the spiders, reptiles, skunk and porcupine.
There will also be the opportunity to meet the ‘star’ at Broomfield Hall. Broomie was rehabilitated by staff and students at the farm last year after he was found in a field close to death and without the use of his front legs. With the help of specially made splints, Broomie is now back on his feet and is being trained to walk on a harness as the farm mascot.
Derby College Head of Faculty Eileen Swan said: “This is a great opportunity for visitors to come and see the new born lambs and many of the other animals and exotic species at Broomfield Hall who are all cared for by students at the College.”
Food and drink will be available to buy throughout the day and admission is £5 per car.