CountryTastic, a sell-out children’s event held each Easter at Three Counties Showground, promises a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor activities where kids can learn all about farming and the countryside through exploratory play, meet farmyard animals, enjoy tractor rides, and explore arts, crafts, nature and sports.
This year, the theme is Farming Heroes, and the organisers are encouraging visitors to come dressed as their favourite superhero! The aim of this year’s theme is to engage the event’s young visitors with the exceptional individuals in the farming community who champion sustainable farming, advocate for mental health, raise awareness about agriculture and preserve the countryside for everyone to enjoy. The theme will weave its magic throughout the event with lots of surprises in store.
Visitors to CountryTastic will experience a super-sized animal offering, with handlers hosting meet and greets with loads of furry friends including Exmoor Ponies, Alpacas, Pygmy Goats, Golden Guernsey Goats, Lancashire Heeler dogs as well as a variety of exotic animals. In this sell-out one-day event, kids can get up close and personal with farmyard animals and learn all there is to know about different breeds. Even “unicorns” will make an appearance at the event, with rides taking place throughout the day.
Head of Shows, Jane Edwards, said “We’re delighted to bring back CountryTastic for another year, this time with a fun superhero twist that will capture the interest of our younger visitors. We certainly think the Farming Heroes taking part in the event possess superhuman powers to do good in the community, and we hope to share that on the day with our visitors.”
For crafty kids, CountryTastic offers an impressive range of arts and crafts activities with take-and-make workshops and experiential play sessions. Eastnor Pottery will be honouring the ‘Farming Heroes’ theme, inviting visitors to make a trug full of cartoon superhero fruit or vegetables, serving as a delightful keepsake to take home. Other activities include, Art Studio Ross and Thomas Trilby, as well as Willow Weaving from Oakey Bear.
“There’s so much for kids to see and do on the day,” comments Jane, with live-action rings showcasing different animal displays to making those lovely memories with children as they meet their favourite animals. It really is cuteness overload at CountryTastic!”
Fans of tractors, farming and getting stuck in will appreciate the Muddy Boots Theatre and the numerous farmyard features at the event. Kids can get involved in a mock animal auction and learn about where food comes from with numerous interactive cookery workshops showcasing everything from baking and chocolate to cheese, all run by amazing individuals from the farming community.