Held at the Three Counties Showground in the Easter Holidays each year, CountryTastic is an educational led event aimed at the under 11s.
The show attracts over 5,000 youngsters and their families each year who are keen to learn all about food, farming and the countryside.
Providing a ‘funtastic’ day out, jam-packed with farmyard fun, the show is a sell-out each year with lots of indoor and outdoor activities.
Below you will find all the essential details necessary to plan your day at CountryTastic. We look forward to welcoming you to CountryTastic 2024.
The show is open 10am – 5pm
For details of how to get to the show please visit the Visitor Guide.
Please check your route for roadworks before you travel using the following website: https://www.trafficengland.com
As you approach the Three Counties Showground follow the yellow AA signs for parking. The car park for this event is the Brown Car Park, with entry through Yellow and Brown Gates.
If you’re a blue badge holder, please make yourself known to the Stewards as you enter the brown car park for CountryTastic. They will be able to direct you to allocated accessible parking near the entrance.
Check out this page for our 2023 demonstration ring timetables.
Baby Changing, Mobiloo and Accessible Toilets
There will be NCT baby changing facilities located in the Friesian building.
The Mobiloo will be located at West Gate.
Accessible Toilets are located at West Gate and Row 1 of Stockmans.
There are lots of animals for you to meet at the show, it’s really important you wash your hands with water and soap in the sinks provided after meeting them.
Lost persons should head to the Stock Stewards building.
There will be a designated quiet zone in the Friesian building.
First aid will be located in Avon Hall.
Lost Property and Information Desk
Located in Avon Hall.
There are mobile catering units serving food and drink throughout the day, smaller children’s portions are available. The Food for Thought and Stockman’s Cafes will also be open on the day.
Families will also be able to explore different stalls from local businesses and from across the UK serving delicious treats throughout the day. In 2023, these included:
Divine Donuts – Beautiful, hand-made artisan donuts, freshly made each day in Hereford.
Chock Shop – Fresh, hand-crafted artisan chocolate brownies.
Napton Water Buffalo – Buffalo meat and dairy products from Warwickshire.
MKS Food Distribution – Olives, nuts, Turkish delight & baclava.
Winsbury Dairy – Farm fresh milk & milkshake self-service vending machine.
Beefy Boys – Award-winning burgers.
Yum Sweet Treats – Brownies, blondies, rocky road made by a Worcester based business.
Platinum Pancakes – Sweet pancakes made using ingredients sourced from local farmers.
Pick’s Organic Farm – Organically reared meats, including free-range poultry and pork as well as their own grass-fed beef and lamb.
Bennetts Ice Cream – Farmhouse ice cream made on a farm just outside Worcester from fresh milk from our own dairy herd and fresh double cream.
Hettie Hen – Award winning handmade scotch eggs
Bow Brook Farm – Farm shop
The Food for Thought and Stockman’s Cafes will also be open on the day.
Please remember only participating and assistance dogs are permitted on the showground. Any cars containing dogs will be refused entry to car parks.
Activity Booklet and Stamp Trail
Children can collect an activity book at the begining of their day then follow a trail marked on the map to various stop off points where they stamp their booklet. Completed booklets can be handed in at the information stand in Bay 2 of Avon Hall and a chocolatey prize will given as a reward.
Shopping & Information Stands
There will be a range of tradestands providing shopping experiences or opportunities to learn more information about organisations. In 2023, these included:
- Dogs Trust
- Busy Tales Books in Partnership with Usborne
- Children First Fostering
- One 32 – High-quality toys
- South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited – representing Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
- The Downs School, Malvern
- Time Team – watches
- The Youngstock
- Brighter Senses
- Canal & Rivers Trust
- Little Saplings