Countryside Lincs at the Lincolnshire Showground

Countryside Lincs 2024

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Our favourite family event, Countryside Lincs, is back on Sunday 14 April!

Join us for a fun-filled family day out with plenty of interactive indoor and outdoor activities and workshops to discover a flavour of food, farming and the countryside. Jam-packed with animals, activities, experiences and entertainment for all the family – it’s an event not to be missed!

Countryside Lincs is hosted by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, organisers of the Lincolnshire Show and held at the Lincolnshire Showground.

There will be eight different zones for children to explore around the Showground with demonstrations and hands-on workshops, plus an action-packed timetable of displays in the Countryside Ring.

With dozens of activities to get involved in across our indoor and outdoor zones, we promise a fun-filled day out for all of the family, whatever the weather.

Countryside Lincs is open from 10am to 4pm. Advanced tickets are on sale now for £32 for a family of five, £11 per adult, £6 per child (aged 5 -16) and under 5’s go free! Booking fees apply.

On the Day tickets 
Adult - £13, Child - £8, Family - £37

things to see & do this year

Countryside Ring

Check out our action packed timetable of displays in the Countryside Ring! 

All times are subject to change and this timetable show guide times.

Sunday 14 Apr

11:30

Tom Longton Sheepdog Demonstration

11:30

Hawkeye Falconry

12:00

East Lincs Basset Hounds

12:30

The BMX Show

13:00

Tom Longton Sheepdog Demonstration

13:30

Hawkeye Falconry

14:00

East Lincs Basset Hounds

14:30

The BMX Show

The Sheep Show

The Sheep Show returns to Countryside Lincs and this is a must see Show for all of the family!

Edu-tainment at its best!  Learn all about sheep and wool.  Meet Nobby the Norfolk Horn, Susie the Southdown, plus friends and discover the different breeds of sheep, with a shearing demonstration too!

Plus, not to be missed - The Sheepshow Shuffle, Dancing Sheep! 

Floral Arts

2024 North Midlands Area of NAFAS Area ShowFloral Art and Design, including Photography Classe

A new addition to Countryside Lincs, we are delighted to be collaborating with the North Midlands Area of NAFAS who are hosting their area show at the event. The theme for the Floral Art and Design schedule including photography classes is JOY – Celebrating the joy that flowers bring. Within the EPIC Centre, East Hall, you’ll see entries compete for The Best in Show, The Most Innovative Design, The Best Use of Colour, The Best Use of Garden Plant Material, The Public’s Choice and The Best Young Arrangers.

Show theme: JOY – Celebrating the joy that flowers bring.

  1. Oh Happy Days (an exhibit) – Club Class
  2. Simply Beautiful (a pedestal exhibit) – Open Class
  3. The Rhythm of Life (an exhibit) – Open Class
  4. Line and Colour Play their Part (an abstract exhibit) – Open Class
  5. Youthful Exuberance (an exhibit) – Open Class
  6. Exploring Lincolnshire’s Coast (an exhibit) – Novice Class
  7. Happiness is… (an exhibit) – Novice Class
  8. Something to Smile About (a live imposed exhibit) – Open Class
  9. Spring is in the Air (an exhibit on a black metal 5cm mesh stand) – Open Class
  10. Look Again (a miniature exhibit) – Open Class
  11. Party Time (a craft exhibit in the form of a necklace) – Open Craft Class
  12. Box of Delights (a craft exhibit in the form of a box) – Open Craft Class

13a. The Joy of Planet Earth (an exhibit) – Open Class – Juniors aged 8-12 years

13b. The Joy of Planet Earth (an exhibit) – Open Class – Juniors aged 13-17 years

14, Glorious Food (an exhibit) – Class members for Young Farmers Organisations

Photographic Competition Schedule – JOY

15. Seasonal Countryside - Open only to NAFAS members who have paid NAFAS affiliation fees.

16. Mosaic - Open only to NAFAS members who have paid NAFAS affiliation fees.

17. The Joy of Nature – Open Class

18. Showing Off – Open Class

19. A Moment in Time – Open Class

20. A Colourful World – Junior Open Class (Juniors only)

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Closing Date for Entries: Friday 23rd February 2024




Children's Cookery Workshop

It's your chance to enjoy hands on food activities - More information coming soon!

Sunday 14 Apr

15:58

Entertainment

Plan Your Day & FAQs

Below you will find all the essential details to help you plan your day at Countryside Lincs.. 

Opening Times
The event is open 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Ticket's 

Advanced tickets are on sale via SeeTickets only. The advance ticket rate is available until 21:00 on Saturday 13th April.

Carer Tickets

For information on how to apply for an advanced carer ticket please click here. Please note you need to have purchased any non-carer tickets via SeeTicktes before applying. 

On the event day we will allow one carer/personal assistant to access the event free of charge with supporting documentation. For documentation without photo ID we may ask to see photo ID on the day to prove the documentation belongs to you. 

Getting Here

By Car- Please enter the Showground via Gate 4 off Till Bridge Lane (A1500). Main routes to the event will be signposted. Please follow directions and comply with signage instructions.

Parking
Parking at Countryside Lincs is free. The car park for this event is the White Car Park, with entry through Gate 4. An area of car park near the entrance is the designated car park for disabled visitors with blue badges. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Event Guide
At the entrance to Countryside Lincs, make sure you pick up your free event guide. This booklet contains a map, exhibitor listing, timetables, entertainment and Easter trail for the little ones. Don’t forgot to collect your chocolatey treat when you have found all the Easter eggs!

Child Safety
When entering the event, you will be offered a child safety wristband to write your name and number on. 

Wash Your Hands
With lots of animals for you to meet at Countryside Lincs, it’s really important that you wash your hands with water and soap and dry them thoroughly after touching the animals and their surrounding fencing. There are lots of hand-washing facilities located around the event and in the Farmyard Zone, please use them regularly during your visit. Please note that hand sanitising gels are not a substitute for washing hands with water and soap.

Eating and Drinking
You are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or there are lots of places to grab a coffee or bite to eat around the Showground! A variety of catering units with a seating area is available outside.

Facilities
Toilets and baby changing facilities are available throughout the Showground, please see our event map for further information.

Accessibility
Countryside Lincs is sited on level grass and hard standing so is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Cash
Most exhibitors will accept cash and card. Please note, some exhibitors may only accept cash so please bring cash with you – there are no cash machines on site.

Dogs
Dogs are allowed at Countryside Lincs, except in any indoor areas and the Farmyard Zone, where we operate a strict no dog's policy. We politely ask that dogs are kept on a short, fixed lead at all times. Dogs should not be kept in vehicles unattended.  

Lost or Found Property
Lost property will be collected at the event Information Point in the Epic centre. Please take items you find, or report lost items here. If you realise you have lost an item after the event, please email info@lincolnshireshowground.co.uk to enquire if we have found it.

Countryside Lincs Map

Coming soon...

This year’s exhibitors

Aldabra Giant Tortoises UK

Countryside & Wildlife Zone

Heatherbelle Crafts

Joe's Garden Patch

Farmyard Zone

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