It will be easier than ever to encourage kids to enjoy their five-a-day at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill, with free entry for under 16s for the first time.
The show, which plays host to the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetable Championships, takes place from 28-29th September at the foot of the stunning Malvern Hills. It features a whole range of family activities – with many of them free – making it the perfect autumn day out.
From fairground rides and circus skills to wildlife and animal displays, the show offers plenty to keep young visitors entertained.
Diana Walton, Head of Shows at Three Counties Showground said: “Malvern Autumn Show is home to a huge range of family attractions and we’re delighted to offer free entry to under 16s for the first time.
“With excellent entertainment on the Family Green and our Top Dogs Arena, over 100 displays in our World of Animals and the chance to learn all about the country’s wildlife in our new feature Wildlife Way, there’s plenty for children to get stuck into. “We can’t wait to welcome visitors to our beautiful showground for a fantastic weekend of harvest celebrations.”
The Family Green is the hub for free activities where children can get active and creative. With circus skills, mini-golf, croquet, giant Jenga and pedal tractors, there’s fun for all ages.
At the heart of the Family Green is the Top Dogs Arena with commentating from broadcasting legend Peter Purves, and packed with displays from four-legged friends. Displays include duck herding demonstrations from the Quack Pack, Dog Agility competitions, which will test the dogs’ obedience, nimbleness and speed as they negotiate obstacle courses, and the fast-paced and exciting Fly Ball relay race.
For more four-legged fun, the World of Animals is home to over 100 displays and is one of the most popular areas for show-goers. Animals of all shapes and sizes will be waiting to greet visitors, including sheep, alpacas, dogs, horses and even some giant tortoises.
New for 2019, nature fans will love to wander through Wildlife Way, where they can meet some of the organisations that play a key part in protecting Britain’s natural surroundings and the animals that live in it. Youngsters will have the chance to learn how to make wildlife-friendly spaces in the garden with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, look after butterflies and moths with The West Midlands Butterfly Conservation and meet owls with the Worcester Barn Owl Conservation Group.
The Old Tyme Fairground is ideal for those who fancy a thrill, with traditional rides from the 1900s in the Vintage Village. Featuring a carousel, helter-skelter and ferris wheel, it’s perfect for fairgoers both young and old.
Competitive kids can take part in an array of classes in the Discover Harvest Village Show across the weekend, where it’s encouraged to play with food. Ages 3-17 can enter for free, with competitions including creating animals from fruit and veg, flower displays and plant pot decorating.