One of the biggest events in the Oswestry calender failed to be stopped by Storm Dennis as the Park Hall Countryside Experience held its first lambing of the season.

Youngsters of all ages were on hand at the Park Hall facility to see the new lambs – around five weeks old – be fed, and many took the chance to have a go on the bottle or stroke them.

Richard Powell, owner, was delighted to see many brave the elements for what is a huge part of their year.

"It's the first one of the season," he said.

"Considering we had been faced with Storm Dennis, the number of people who have come on Saturday, has been really good.

"It's always one of the biggest things in our calender, so it was important that we got off to a great start.

"It's not been bad at all considering the weather, and it's been very important for people, young and old, to learn about what we do here.

"We're urging people to come down – we're open through the half-term.

"We've got our rare breeds and lambing in Easter. Our ewes have come from BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson's farm."