A baaarmy day of racing sheep in aid of charity

The Lamb National at Golden Sands Holiday Park in Cresswell.
The Lamb National at Golden Sands Holiday Park in Cresswell.

A maaaarvellous day of entertainment was had on Sunday when a Northumberland holiday park held its very own Lamb National.

Golden Sands Holiday Park in Cresswell hosted the sheep race, which made its debut at Ascot last year and left Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in fits of giggles.

The Lamb National’s woolly jumpers, which have starred on the BBC’s Countryfile programme, were the centrepiece of the Baaaarmy Family Fun Day.

Punters bet on the spring lambs – who needed some spring to clear the fences with their tiny toy jockeys on their backs – to raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice.