09:01AM, Wednesday 15 January 2014
A popular lambing weekend which attracts thousands of visitors to the Berkshire College of Agriculture in Burchetts Green has been cancelled for this year.
The April event attracted about 17,000 visitors over two days last year, but the college, in Hall Place, has taken the decision to 'rest the estate' this year.
One of the key reasons behind the decision is the amount of building work taking place at the college throughout 2014, rendering large areas of the campus out of bounds to the public.
A new sports hall, biomass energy centre and additional teaching buildings are being built.
The college has also been hit hard by exceptionally wet weather over the last two years.
Instead of opening up the campus over a whole weekend, the college will bring the event back in a new guise from 2015 with two, smaller 'Lambing Sundays'.
Open days for student recruitment will take place as planned on Saturday, February 15 and again in May.
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