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Woolly weekend at Sandwell Valley

A special “Woolly Weekend” event is being held in the Sandwell Valley this Bank Holiday weekend – to give youngsters the chance to meet the chicks, goats and sheep down on the farm.

The event at Sandwell Park Farm in Salters Lane, West Bromwich will include goat milking, sheep shearing and chick handling sessions.

There is also the chance for families to engage with  various Woolly craft activities during the sessions on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Cabinet member for leisure Councillor Bill Gavan said: “These events are very popular and it is a chance for local children to get in touch with the natural world down in the Valley.

“The Valley offers some wonderful opportunities for families to engage with nature and to walk through the woodlands and for fun in the adventure playground area.”

The daily programme is:

10.30 am –  Meet the chicks

11am – Sheep shearing

12noon – Meet the lambs and chicks

1pm – Sheep shearing

2pm –  Meet the chicks

3pm – Sheep shearing

3.30pm – Goat milking

4pm – Chick handling

Entry prices are children (2-15 years) and OAPs (over 60s) £3.15, family pass for two adults and three children £14.30, family pass, one adult and up to three children, £12.20, under 2s free entry.

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