Spring has arrived at Flag Fen Archaelology Park with two new Soay lambs born just ahead of  its opening for the new season.

The sheep kept on site are a fascinating ancient breed of sheep which originate from the island of Soay near the Western Isles of Scotland. Soay sheep naturally shed their wool and do not need shearing.

Recent discoveries at nearby Must Farm, dubbed ‘Britain’s Pompeii’ in recent media, have shown how our ancient ancestors lived very closely with such animals. The footprints of sheep, as well as cows and humans, over 3,000 years old have been found in recent months, preserved in the Bronze Age mud.


David Savory, Heritage Services Officer for Vivacity said “The Soays are a little later than last year when we were lambing in January! We’re very pleased to have 2 healthy new lambs – and with more on the way I’m sure they’ll keep us busy!”

Not only can visitors see the new lambs now that Flag Fen has just re-opened for its summer season but on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 (10am – 5pm, last entry 4pm), Must Farm comes to Flag Fen!

Meet the archaeologists currently digging the site and hear about their amazing discoveries which are changing our view of the Bronze Age. Plus with the ‘Big Dig Tent’ and craft activities for budding archaeologists, there’ll be fun for all the family! Admissionis £8 adults, £5 children/concessions, £20 families. There’s no need to book for this event, just drop in.

For more details call 01733 864663 or visit

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