IN PICTURES: Open lambing at Gaston Farm

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609947 SUS-160804-173017001
Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609947 SUS-160804-173017001

Children and their parents have been enjoying getting up close and personal with the new-born lambs at Gaston Farm.

Here are a selection of pictures from the Slindon farm, taken during the open lambing season.

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601004. Lilija Swann (correct), and shepherd Darren Sercombe with a lamb SUS-160804-173126001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601004. Lilija Swann (correct), and shepherd Darren Sercombe with a lamb SUS-160804-173126001

The many families and schools who have been visiting have watched lambs being born and even been able to cuddle and pet some of the animals.

The annual open lambing has been going on at Gaston Farm since March 19 and runs until this Sunday, April 17.

The event helps raise thousands for several charities and the farm also offers tractor and trailer rides as well as chick and duckling handling.

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Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609919 SUS-160804-172918001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609919 SUS-160804-172918001

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Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609921 SUS-160804-172930001

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Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601044. Sophie Sanderson from Inverness, and shepherd Darren Sercombe with a lamb SUS-160804-173149001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601044. Sophie Sanderson from Inverness, and shepherd Darren Sercombe with a lamb SUS-160804-173149001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609940 SUS-160804-173005001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609940 SUS-160804-173005001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609976 SUS-160804-173234001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609976 SUS-160804-173234001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609980 SUS-160804-173246001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1609980 SUS-160804-173246001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601005. Lilija Swann (correct) with a lamb SUS-160804-173138001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601005. Lilija Swann (correct) with a lamb SUS-160804-173138001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601083. SUS-160804-173357001

Open Lambing at Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, West Sussex. Pic Steve Robards SR1601083. SUS-160804-173357001