New arrivals are being welcomed at a Suffolk manor house as it begins its yearly tradition of lambing weekends.

Special weekends are being held at Long Melford manor house Kentwell Hall, near Sudbury, to celebrate new lambs and piglets arriving into  the world.

The weekends give the public the chance to see them throughout March, before the house and gardens fully re-open again from Saturday, April 1.

More than 20 lambs and piglets have already been born this season and have settled into their new home in the Tudor Stables.

A spokesman for Kentwell Hall said: “The lambing weekends are always one of the best sights of spring for ourselves and visitors alike.

“On the lambing days, visitors can see ewes about to lamb and our new-borns in the lambing pens.

“It is not only heartwarming but also educational if a visit coincides with a lamb being born.”

Open between 11am and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday in March, the lambing weekends also include a chance to see the daffodils, wildlife, courtyard maze, and secret tunnels at Kentwell.