With a Neigh, Moo and an Oink, the popular children’s event, CountryTastic returns to Malvern’s Showground on Thursday 21st April. Kicking off the Easter weekend early, the one day event will offer a snapshot of country life with plenty of animals, hands on activities and entertainment to look forward to.
Brand new Animal Zones including Wildlife Way and Cow Corner have been specially created to make the layout even better for the visitor. BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, who has supported the show since its launch, will again be in attendance this year.
The Wag and Bone Ring’s jam-packed timetable will include Meirion Owen and his Quack Pack entertaining the crowds with hilarious duck herding antics and Pig Agility, not two words you often hear together! Wendy Scudamore of Barton farms will be the one attempting to show off their hidden talents with the chance to say hello to Wendy’s newly acquired ‘Little Swedes’, two Swedish miniature pigs.
Hop on to the Tractor ride down to the lake and take part in some pond dipping as well as hunt for some creepy crawlies as part of an official hedgerow survey project (OPAL) run by the Field Studies Council.
Indoor activities and stands include the RSPB, Felt bracelet making with Carol Wilson, and Overbury’s farm working mill. Food will also be in focus with delicious stands selling cupcakes and local icecream as well as the chance for children to try their hand at cooking with local produce thanks to Easy Peasy Mobile Cookery School.
The Sheep show returns to the new Sheep Shed zone at the show with their now legendary dancing sheep performing ‘The sheep show hustle’. The Murmuring Wheel group will also be returning to and transforming wool it into a jumper during the show. Representing the wool industry The British Coloured Sheep Breeders Association and the British Wool Marketing Board will provide information and selection of fleeces.
Promoting the benefits of free range pig farming, Emma’s Pigs will allow visitors to try out the lifestyles of both free range and intensively reared pigs in demo pens as well as offer some tasty samples of their award winning sausages.
Show Organizers, Three Counties Agricultural Society are extremely proud that only into its fourth year the show is proving so popular. Jenna Gove, Shows Team Coordinator said ‘Not all children get to be up close and personal with a prize winning Bull, try their hand at butter making or cheer on the ferret racing.
That is what’s so great about CountryTastic, its simplicity; it’s a good value event with plenty of fun, free, and educational activities. CountryTastic is the perfect place for children to explore the wide and colourful variety of country and farming life. There is something for everyone even Mum and Dad!’
CountryTastic takes place on the Thursday 21st April, 10-4pm. Tickets cost just £5, Children under 3 go Free and plenty of Free Parking. For more information visit www.countrytastic.co.uk or call 01684 584924
CountryTastic is a fund raising event on behalf of the Three Counties Agricultural Society (Registered charity no: 511868).