A FAMILY run farm is sharing the magic of lambing season with the public.

Mossy Meadow Farm, on Moss Lane in High Legh, is home to the Taylor family and their award-winning flock of 400 sheep.

Head shepherd Paul Taylor is a third-generation sheep farmer and the farm has been in his family for more than 70 years.

He now runs the farm alongside wife Carly and their two children – eight-year-old twins Arthur and Ottilie.

For the first time, the Taylors are inviting people to immerse themselves in farming life during lambing season.

Paul said: “Winter is the busiest time of year on the farm as we welcome new life during lambing season.

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“British farming is the backbone of society and we want to give people the opportunity to gain a real-life insight into farming and see first-hand the care we provide to our sheep and lambs.

“In recent years there’s been a renewed interest in British farming, thanks in part to celebrity farmers like Jeremy Clarkson and the Fletchers, who’ve helped shine a spotlight on the hard work, challenges and rewards of farming.

“We hope to contribute to this growing interest in farming, by inviting people to share in the magic of lambing season with us.”

The farm will be hosting a series of adult-only lambing evenings over the next few weeks.

Within these, Paul will personally guide attendees through the lambing sheds.

Guests will be able to experience the joy of meeting the flock, learn to recognise the signs of birth, and, if luck is on their side, witness a lamb being born.

There’ll also be the opportunity to ask questions, and enjoy cuddles with some lambs.

Sheep typically give birth in the evening hours when it’s a bit quieter and calmer down on the farm, so for this reason, tickets for the lambing evenings are limited to people aged 16 and above.

The next Lambing Evening takes place on March 1, and there’s also a special Mother’s Day Lambing Evening on March 10. Tickets are £15 per person.

There’s also some family lambing days, which are open to all ages, taking place over half-term on February 17-18.

During the family lambing sessions, activities include a trail around the farm, cuddles with the lambs and much more.  Tickets cost £6.50 and under 1s go free.