Just thought we’d share a little ‘Ahhh’ factor with you… It’s a girl! Flag Fen has welcomed its first lamb of spring.

Flag Fen Archaeology Park has a new addition to its animal family, just in time for when the site re-opens on Saturday March 30.

The little Soay lamb was born early in the morning on St Patrick’s Day and has been appropriately called Pat! This is the first of theseason’s lambs born at the site. Soay sheep are a fascinating primitive breed, which originate from the island of Soay near the Western Isles of Scotland. Soay sheep naturally shed their wool and do not need shearing.


James Beatty, Heritage Services Assistant for Vivacity, told ESP – “We noticed that the ewe was keeping away from the herd, a sure sign of the beginning of birthing. The birth took place in the field, but after that the other sheep left the shelter to the ewe and her lamb to have some time by themselves.”

Not only will visitors be able to see the new lamb when Flag Fen re-opens on March 30, but on Tuesday April 2 – Thursday April 4 there’ll be an archaeological extravaganza! Learn to excavate like the pros in the ‘dig tent’ at Flag Fen’s Meet the Ancestors event. Discover what archaeology can tell us about the people who used to live in our fair city.

Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry all year round to Flag Fen, Longthorpe Tower and Peterborough Museum plus FREE or discounted entry to events with a great value Heritage Pass, which can be purchased at all three sites. The Family Pass (two adults and up to three children) is £25, and the Individual Pass is £10.

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