CountryTastic Set To Be Baa-rilliant Fun This Easter
CountryTastic is returning to the Three Counties Showground this Easter on Thursday 5th April. This year’s theme is ‘Sheep’ and the show will be ‘rammed’ full of fun filled facts along with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to get involved with.
Everyone’s favourite farmer, BBC Countryfile and Cotswold Farm Park’s, Adam Henson will be headlining the show alongside the region’s top farmers in the ‘Ask the Farmer’ classroom.
Head of Shows at Three Counties Showground, Diana Walton, said: “We love CountryTastic, it’s such a fun show and it’s fantastic seeing all the children having a wonderful time learning about life in the countryside. We’ve got lots of exciting activities for all ages with tractor rides, pottery workshops and face painting, and of course getting to know all of our feathered and furry farmyard friends. Plus, if the sun doesn’t pop his hat on, we’re undercover so we can still have a great day.”
Youngsters will be able to learn all about how wool is used in the Museum of Carpet and get the chance to have a go at spinning wool into yarn and weaving yarn into cloth on a loom. They’ll be entertained for hours at the ‘sheep show’ where they’ll learn about all different breeds of sheep and maybe even witness a lamb being born via webcam broadcast from a local lambing shed.
The Farm Kitchen hosts local award-winning artisan cheesemakers, Croome Cuisine who will be demonstrating how to press cheese alongside sausage making and cookery workshops.
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter will be encouraging everyone to get their hands dirty as they teach how to make clay sheep, with budding young potters being able to take their creations home with them at the end of the day.
The Farmyard will host all the usual furred and feathered favourites including sheep, goats and alpacas. Also making an appearance are the beloved donkey’s and Shetland ponies and this year youngsters will even get the chance to ride a real life ‘unicorn’. They’ll be able to meet these animals up close and personal, learning everything there is to know about them.
The Livestock Ring hosts parades of animals, with sheep taking a starring role and little ones will learn all about food provenance and the hard work British farmers do 365 days a year to produce glorious food for the nation.
Other highlights at the show will include the ever-popular tractor and trailer rides, the amazing Pig Agility, the Mid Western Gundog Display team, den building, slack-lining and the play barn featuring a range of free activities including make and take crafts, hula hooping and painting with Junk Fish.
CountryTastic takes places on Thursday 5th April from 10am to 5pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced at £5 for children (3-15) and £8 for adults (16+). Children under the age of three will go free but will still require an entry ticket. No tickets will be available to buy on the day.
For more information please call 0844 811 0050 or visit www.countrytastic.co.uk