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Cannon Hall Farm named Farm of The Year in the National Farm Attractions Network Awards - take a video tour and meet some furry friends!

Compulsive viewing thanks to lamb cam

They're going ‘baa-rmy’ down on the farm.

And it’s all to celebrate winning a national tourism award.

Cannon Hall Farm in Cawthorne beat hundreds of other attractions to be named Farm of The Year in the National Farm Attractions Network Awards.

Now the farm is gearing up for its busiest season – lambing – and staff will be taking to social media to ‘bleat tweet’ every time there’s a new arrival.

And there’s also the chance for people to join in the drama at home... thanks to the Lamb Cam!

Members of the public will be able to join farm staff while they deliver hundreds of lambs at a Lambing Live event on March 18 and viewers at home will be able to see the action online with video posts.

Cannon Hall farmer Robert Nicholson

The farm, run by the Nicholson family, first opened its gates as a tourism attraction in 1989 when it was facing the possibility of closure.

Farmer Robert Nicholson said: “The first weekend that we opened was Easter Bank Holiday and we charged £1 for adults and 75p for children. We didn’t really know what to expect.

“The farm was in a very difficult position due to the changing markets and we were struggling.

“At the end of that one day we had taken £120 which for us was a fortune. We’ve opened as an attraction ever since, trying to improve it every year for our visitors.

“It makes us really proud to think that from those humble beginnings we are now employing more than 200 local people. We really couldn’t be any prouder to win this award.”

An independent judge visited the farm undercover in October and in his scores praised the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the new developments like the Hungry Llama play area.

Click below for pictures from last year's lambing live!



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