Proud mum gives birth to five woolly new arrivals at National Trust attraction

There was an Easter surprise at Arlington Court with the birth of quintuplet lambs.

The five were born on Thursday to proud mum Blodwyn and are the first Romney-Lleyn crosses at the National Trust estate.

Ranger Murray Sharpe said, in 15 years at Arlington, the birth of five lambs at once was a first for him.

“Despite the 18 hour days, I always enjoy lambing, but this year it was a real joy to have five healthy lambs born at once,” he said.

The quintuplets, two boys and three girls, will soon be seen in the grounds at Arlington Court and may even take part in a lambing talk being given by the rangers each day at 3pm until April 12.