Herds of Families Flock to CountryTastic 2018
Thousands of visitors flocked to the Three Counties Showground today for the sell-out CountryTastic show. Stunning blue skies welcomed around 5,000 visitors to the fantastic day of farmyard fun with everyone’s favourite farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson.
Diana Walton, Head of Shows, said: “It’s been an absolutely glorious day at yet another sold out CountryTastic. The showground has been filled with sunshine, flocks of all the farmyard favourites and families eager to get stuck in with the exciting and educational activities.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the overwhelming number of visitors who joined us again this year to make CountryTastic another roaring success. Each year we seek to inspire and engage the next generation of budding farmers and we hope to see many of today’s visitors again very soon, hopefully for the family fun weekend at RHS Malvern Spring Festival from May 12-13.”
The theme for CountryTastic this year was centred around sheep. Herds of families gathered to listen to Adam Henson and other top farmers from across the county share their farming wisdom in the Ask the Farmer Classroom and youngsters had the chance to quiz the experts on all things sheep.
The Sheep Show were on hand throughout the day entertaining and educating children on all the different breeds of sheep, demonstrating exactly how sheep wool is transformed into a jumper. Visitors were wowed as the sheep got to strut their stuff in the baa-rilliant grand finale Sheep Show Hustle.
The Museum of Carpet provided plenty of hands-on fun for children as they were given the chance to spin wool into yarn and even have a go at weaving yarn into cloth on a loom whilst Croome Cuisine got everyone working up a sweat as they learned how to press cheese.
Families were able to travel round the showground in style as the much-loved tractor and trailer rides made a return for 2018. Not only this, children got to meet all their farmyard favourites including sheep, goats and pigs and there was even the chance to ride on real-life unicorns.
Visitors watched on in amazement as pigs trotted across the course in the British Pig Association Junior Club Pig Agility demonstrations whilst the ever-popular Wag and Bone Ring played home to the incredibly talented Mid-Western Gundog Display team who were on hand to tell youngsters everything there is to know about their favourite dogs.
Junkfish hosted yet another fantastic range of activities for children including make and take crafts, hula hooping and painting over in the Play Barn and little ones even got the chance to get behind the wheel as they whizzed around the barn on pedal tractors.
Preparations are now under way for the Three Counties next family event, RHS Malvern Spring Festival from May 10-13. A dedicated Family Weekend from May 12-13 will see the School Gardens Challenge with BBC Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins hosting interactive plant workshops whilst 14 schools from across the country show off their design skills in the gardening challenge. Tickets are on sale now and children under 16 go free to all days of the festival.
For more information please call 0844 811 0050 or visit rhsmalvern.co.uk