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Families can expect ‘eggs-cellent’ fun this April at Countryside Lincs, when children will be given the chance to explore the world of the chicken including ‘eggy’ cooking demonstrations and egg decorating from one of Lincolnshire’s popular family run egg producers.
Lincolnshire based business LJ Fairburn & Son has been producing eggs in Alford, Lincolnshire since 1951 and the company has transformed to become one of the largest independent egg producers and packers in the UK.
The family run business, which delivers more than 17 million British Lion approved eggs every week, will be exhibiting at the family-friendly event on Sunday 8 April at the Lincolnshire Showground, which will feature all things animals, food, farming and the countryside.
Sarah Louise Fairburn, brand and sales director at LJ Fairburn & Son, said: “This year it is all about educating children about the importance of eating well and we will be doing just that through teaching children about the goodness of eggs and examples of what you can make with them.
“Local Lincs award-winning celebrity chef Rachel Green will be doing live cooking demonstrations with our eggs including pancakes, egg curry, and corn beef and egg hash. It isn’t all about eating though - we will be giving children the chance to get creative with egg decorating and our agricultural manager will also be on hand to teach and educate children about the birds.”
National award-winning farmers Redhill Farm will also be exhibiting at the hands-on event who will be showcasing its highest quality, ethically farmed, free-range pork.
Jane Tomlinson, managing director at Redhill Farm, said: “Countryside Lincs is the highlight of the year for us – it’s our favourite! Our pork pie making proves to be hugely popular year on year with the children, which will be held in the Food Zone from 10am -11.45am and again at 2pm – 3.30pm.
“One of the best parts about the event is seeing the children’s reactions when they see their finished product and we really enjoy teaching children about the importance of high quality locally sourced produce.
“In the Food Zone 'Lincolnshire Food Market’ visitors will be able to buy our award-winning produce including Lincolnshire sausages and pork pies and outside on our catering stand we will also have a children’s friendly menu too.”
The one-day event will also be offering a range of activities including meeting farmyard animals big and small, trying a range of local foods and getting a taste of life on the farm with tractor rides and exhibitions.
Rosie Crust, education and development officer for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: “There is so much on offer at this year’s event with a packed timetable in the Countryside Ring and seven different zones for children to explore. In the Make It Zone, children will be able to discover all there is to know about beekeeping and can have a go at rolling candles by Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association.”
Families will also be able to get up close and personal with animals from White Post Farm, Rand Farm Park, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and explore the story of milk and dairy cows from R.V Winter & Sons.
Rosie added: “We have designed the event with education and child-friendly fun activities in mind that will teach children about the importance of agriculture, farming and where their food comes from. Educating the next generation in an enjoyable way is one of our main focuses and we hope to do exactly that at Countryside Lincs.”
Tickets are now on sale for the event, which is open from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 8 April at the Lincolnshire Showground. The family fun-day is packed with a huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities for youngsters to make, bake and explore, making it the perfect all-weather family day out.
Advanced tickets are priced at just £18 for a family of four, £7 for adults, £4 for children and under 5’s are free.
To buy your tickets click here!