Blithbury Reindeer Lodge has been inviting members of the public to meet their new-born babies for years and this year is no different. Due to the popularity of last year’s event this year it will be hosted across two days; Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June 2018.
April through to June is a hectic time at the lodge as the reindeer handlers prepare for this year’s offspring to arrive. Last week the lodge welcomed the 22nd new arrival which is believed to be the final birth of 2018!
To celebrate the safe arrival of the adorable new calves, members of the public are invited to meet the babies and experience the wonders of Blithbury Reindeer Lodge. Over the course of the weekend visitors can explore the 30 acres of land across which the reindeer are free to roam, stroll around the open tracks connecting the fields to meet and fuss the reindeer and observe them in their natural habitat, sleeping, playing and grazing.
Gates will be open from 10am – 4pm, with last admission at 3pm. The activities will take place twice per day; once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Guests are welcome to arrive at any time and can stay for as long as they wish; the structure of the day is entirely flexible.
Visitors can participate with the following activities in any order and at a pace to suit them:
10:30am/12:30pm – Reindeer Talk. To learn about how the handlers deliver and care for the lodge’s calves, plus the tradition of reindeer racing!
11:00am/1:00pm – Reindeer Races. Weather permitting, you will then get to witness the tradition of reindeer racing along the lodge’s sleigh track.
11:30am/1:30pm – Reindeer Meet and Greet. The chance to meet some of Blithbury’s exquisite reindeer herd. Say hello, pet their noses and take a few photos. Experienced reindeer handlers will also be on hand to answer any reindeer-related questions that you may have.
Those that attend the Meet the Babies weekend will have exclusive access to the brand-new toddler and tots soft play barn, which will be opening its doors to the public for the very first time during this event. In addition to the toddler and tots soft play, another barn has been renovated into a miniature racecourse, complete with ride-on toys, for children to host their very own reindeer games! There will also be a bouncy castle for children to play on too.
The Meet the Babies weekend at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge is the perfect activity for both adults and children alike. If you would like to book tickets, simply visit the website. http://blithburyreindeerlodge.co.uk/events/meet-the-baby-reindeer/
Although it is advised that visitors pre-book tickets in advance, there will be some tickets available to purchase on arrival.
Tickets are £6.95 per person and include access to all the scheduled activities, as well as exclusive access to our brand-new toddler and tots soft play barn!