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Countryside Lincs returns to the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday 16th April! 16 Mar

Countryside Lincs, the family favourite event to experience a flavour of food, farming and the countryside promises to be a fabulous fun-filled interactive day for all ages!

Hosted at the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday 16th April, the event combines hands-on activities, cookery workshops, exciting demonstrations, plus lots of entertainment, celebrating all things food, farming and the countryside.

The Countryside Ring will have a packed timetable of fun acts and breath-taking entertainment from the Lincolnshire Area United Retriever Club; East Lincs Basset Hounds; Hawkeye Falconry and the BMX Show. Also in attendance will be the ever-popular Sheep Show; Aldabra Giant Tortoises, Chainsaw Carving demonstrations, minibeast explorations plus lots more!

The event is divided into eight different zones, where you will discover lots of different activities, from ‘Sport’ Zone to the ‘Make-it’ Zone – there really is something for everyone!

In our cookery workshops, children can create Easter bakes with ex Great British Bake-Off contestant Sandy Docherty, or make bacon biscuits with Ladies in Pigs, and even get oaty with Oatz and Co. Booking for these sessions will be on the day.

Keeping a foodie theme, there will also be the opportunity to make soft cheese with Cote Hill Cheese and mallow-pop making with Old Elephant Fudge.

Meet farmyard animals large and small in our Farmyard Zone, including cows, sheep, donkeys, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Take an alpaca for a walk with Oriontree Alpacas and let’s not forget the smaller animals as we welcome our prickly friends from Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital!

You can also climb aboard our famous tractor and trailer ride! If you like farm machinery -you will be in your element in the Tractor Zone, where there will be an array of old and new equipment on display.

Get active in our Sports Zone and test your skills at golf, rugby, cricket and netball. Explore the circus workshops, practise your target skills with archery and have fun navigating the bike course!

If you prefer scales to fur – Creature Ark in the ‘Explore-it Zone’ will provide lots of excitement as you will discover reptiles and arachnids! Discover lots of rural crafts and traditions in the Make-It Zone and have a go at spinning and weaving, floristry, candle rolling and willow weaving.

Over in the Countryside Zone, you can see incredible birds of prey, get involved in primitive bushcraft activities and say hello to the East Lincs Basset Hounds.

Browse the indoor food market to buy some locally produced treats, and don’t forget to visit the shopping area!

Education Development Manager, Rosie Crust explained “We are delighted to be back again for our fantastic Countryside Lincs event. It really is a highlight in the Showground calendar and we can’t wait to bring an array of exciting, hands-on experiences, revolving around food, farming and the countryside to life. The Education team at the Lincolnshire Showground, home to the charity Lincolnshire Agricultural Society hope to bring engagement, education and first and foremost – fun to the day! With lots 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!

This year, we are delighted to have Pennell’s Garden Centre as key sponsor of the event.”

Countryside Lincs is open from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 16th April. Advance tickets are on sale now: £30 for a family of five, £10 per adult, £6 per child and under 5’s go free! Booking fees apply. Once inside the event, most activities are free to visitors. On-site parking will also be free of charge all day.

For more information and to buy your tickets please visit https://lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/countryside-lincs

Social Media Links:
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