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Thurs 28 March 2024

Discover Farming

Get involved in an action-packed, hands-on event which celebrates farming and the countryside. Whatever the weather, with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, CountryTastic is the perfect Easter Holiday family day out.

The theme for CountryTastic 2024 will be ‘Farming Heroes’- celebrating the roles and careers of the people who support or work in the countryside, with a fun superhero twist bringing farming alive for younger visitors.

There’s so much for youngsters to get involved in and the vast majority of the activities are free of charge.

Play Farm Shop – NEW

The brand-new Play Farm Shop at CountryTastic will allow children to explore and identify a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in an fun, interactive setting.

From asparagus to watermelon, discover a wide range of fruits and vegetables for hands-on learning. Little ones can enjoy free play or choose from three fun activities, with options like picking up a shopping list, weighing items on scales, and returning produce using the wheelbarrow.

Livestock Ring

11.0am Learn about Exmoor Ponies
12:00pm Local Farming Hero – Ally Hunter-Blair
1:00pm Down at the Market – experience an auction!
2:00pm Learn about Dairy Cows and Dairy Produce with Cotteswold Dairy
3:00pm Local Farming Hero – Ally Hunter-Blair
4:00pm Down at the Market – experience an auction!

Down at the Market – experience an auction!

Children can get involved in an exciting, mock auction where a variety of animals from the show will be ‘sold’ to the highest bidder as part of this fantastic, popular feature. It’s a great way to understand how animals are bought and sold by farmers while having fun!

Muddy Boots Theatre

You’ll find Farming Heroes JB Gill and Ally Hunter Blair telling their stories and answering question in this theatre. Plus, Peter Rabbit will be leading singing and dancing sessions.

11.00 – Meet a Farming Hero (Ally Hunter-Blair)
11.45 – Story Time with JB Gill
13.00 – Peter Rabbit – sing and dance session
13.45 – Meet a Farming Hero (Ally Hunter-Blair)
15.00 –  Story Time with JB Gill
16.00 – Peter Rabbit – sing and dance session

Vintage and Modern Farm Machinery

Marvel at magnificent tractors from yesteryear and huge modern day combine harvesters.

Ask the Farmer and Ask the Vet 

There will be lots of chances to speak to farmers with their animals at CountryTastic and local vets, MacArthur Barstow and Gibbs Ltd will be happy to have a more in-depth chat at their stand.

National Vegetable Society and National Fruit Association

Have a go at seed planting into compostable pots and veg, fruit and plant identification.


The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) provided the opportunity to investigate food miles and learn more about where our food comes from. Children were also able to take part in colouring activities and design farm robots of the future, as well as have a go at the RAU buzzwire challenge!

Tractor and Trailer Rides

A firm family favourite feature, tractor and trailer rides are available at the show.

Potato Digging

Children can get their hands dirty while digging up potatoes, a crop largely grown in Herefordshire, which they can take home.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation

You’ll find interactive displays to explore local wildlife and habitats explaining the link between food and wildlife.

Cotteswold Dairy

Join Cotteswold Dairy to make your own butter and learn about different breeds of cows and the foots that they eat.

Colouring and information sheets will also available.

British Asparagus Festival

Come and learn about local produce primarily, Vale of Evesham asparagus. Gus the Asparagus Man, St George and the Asparafairy will be in attendance. Children’s’ activities provided.

Severn Trent – Wonderful Water Tour

The wonderful world of water tour buses will bring to life the world of water.

The Digibus provides an immersive digital experience.

Put on some virtual reality glasses and enter a world where you can track a raindrop from the sky, through the water treatment process, to the home, back through the sewers and the waste treatment process, before it travels out to the river.

You’ll also be able to watch an animated video where our characters, Molly and Robbie, take you on a journey across the world to see how vital water is followed by an interactive quiz to see what you’ve learnt.


Step into the role of a water worker!

Imagine yourself as a scientist, an engineer, a call centre operative and much more to learn what it’s like to work in the water industry.

You’ll be able to play games like ‘flush it or bin it’ and ‘fix the pipes’ to learn why we need to value water as a precious resource.


Get planting sunflower seeds into compostable pots  and play ‘pin the veg’ onto the mat as part of these fun educational experiences.

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