A pair of donkeys watched over lambs, piglets, ducklings and kid goats at an Esher garden centre this Easter.

Hundreds of younger visitors got close to nature during the school break by petting the animals from a mobile farm at Garson’s in Winterdown Road, Esher.

Ben Thompson from Garson’s said: “Everyone loves the lambs – they’re so friendly, and the children like petting them.

“We always enjoy the mobile farm visits and it is extra special this time of year when they’ve had their young.

“The farm is so popular we have it here for two days running. Today we have donkeys and tomorrow the alpacas will be here.”