A UNIQUE opportunity is being offered for animal lovers to get up close with rare breeds.

Tatton Park is launching an animal adoption weekend at their farm this weekend.

This special event will give visitors VIP access to three rare breeds available for adoption.

Emily the Golden Guernsey goat, Sensation the Shire horse and Martha the Middle White pig are looking for families to offer them support.

Knutsford Guardian: Emily, the Golden Guernsey goatEmily, the Golden Guernsey goat (Image: Tatton Park)

Visitors will be able to meet these adorable animals on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5.

Emily is five-years-old and loves people.

Children can help groom her, take her for a walk and feed her carrots.

Sensation, whose father and grandfather were national Shire horse champions, enjoys being stroked.

This beautiful horse loves a scratch behind her ears.

Knutsford Guardian: Sensation, the Shire horseSensation, the Shire horse (Image: Tatton Park)

Visitors can help clean the harness she wears for training.

Martha, the pig, will be out of her pen.

Children can learn about her ear tattoo and why she likes rolling in the mud.

Knutsford Guardian: Martha, the Middle White pigMartha, the Middle White pig (Image: Tatton Park)

The adoption scheme is supported by Tatton Park Charitable Trust and can make a real difference to the conservation, breeding and promotion of rare and endangered species in the UK.

Anyone wishing to adopt Emily, Sensation or Martha will receive a gift package for £35 which includes an official adoption certificate, two tickets to attend a special adopters’ event, a cuddly animal toy, factsheet, sticker and photocard plus seasonal e-newsletters throughout the year.

The adoption pack is also available online at tattonparktrust.org Admission tickets for the farm and parkland can be booked online at tattonpark.org.uk