An event to bleat on about this Bank Holiday Monday!

Sheep & Wool Day, the woolly family event is returning to the Cotswolds Discovery Centre in Northleach this Bank Holiday Monday (1 May) from 10:30am to 4pm.

Organisers have planned another action packed family day celebrating all things woolly!

Meet the Cotswold Lion sheep in the grassy courtyard and see how their wool is spun and made into beautiful fabrics. Their wool known as the ‘Golden Fleece’ was an important export. It not only played a major role in the development of many Cotswold towns and villages, but also in the finances of the nation. Sadly times have changed, and they are now classified as a rare breed, but a great treat to see!

The Cotswold Lions will be joined by a herd Huacaya alpacas from the Cotswold Alpacas Farm at Cowley. There will be wool themed demonstrations throughout the day by the Northleach Spinners and Weavers and Cotswold Handweaver Rebecca Connelly who will be loom weaving. The forge will be open to watch our blacksmith in action and learn about the essential role blacksmithing played in the Cotswolds.

Lechlade Craft Barn will have plenty of craft activities for children to do and make and take home.

Seven Mile Cookery & Events will be on site with their trendy horse box with locally source burgers and chips, and the team at the Cotswold Lion Café will be serving tasty lunches, cream teas and cakes.

Stalls include: The Cotswold Wool Company, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Cirencester & District Beekeepers, Wooden Heart Designs, Pie & Mighty Pies, Beverly Todd Glass,, and the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group.

Entertainment will be provided by the Wychwayz Border Morris Dancers and Chipping Campden’s very own folk group ‘Brimstone’ with performances throughout the day!

For more information please click here or visit the Cotswolds Discovery Centre on Facebook.