COTSWOLD Farm Park welcomed their first lambs of the year ahead of their public re-opening.

Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson, along with his team at the Cotswold Farm Park, are celebrating the start of the lambing season, with their first eager newborn entering the world ahead of schedule last Tuesday (January 30).

The Farm Park re-opened to the public on Saturday, and over the next 9 weeks, the new Animal Barn will see the arrival of over 1,100 lambs, some of which will be rare breeds such as Cotswolds, Kerry Hills and Norfolk Horns.

The team at the Farm park are keeping a watchful eye over 510 pregnant commercial ewes and 144 pregnant rare breed ewes.

The team know roughly how many lambs each ewe is carrying as each of the girls is given an ultrasound scan at around 90 days into their pregnancy.