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Countryside Lincs sees thousands of visitors through the farm gates 10 Apr

More than 3,400 people attended the family friendly, educational event on Sunday 8 April, featuring all things farming, food and fun, as well as a number of interactive displays and attractions.

Now in its fourth year, the countryside show saw families and children of all ages interact with farmyard animals, experience craft making activities and also meet with local Lincolnshire producers, farmers and chefs to bake tasty foods whilst learning about Lincolnshire’s rural heritage.

Carol Innes who attended the show with her daughter Emma and dog Mitzy said: “This is my first time at the show and it’s brilliant! There is so much to do, especially for kids. It’s great that they can get hands-on with the baby animals and cooking displays.

“I really enjoyed watching the dog show and having a go with an air rifle, turns out I’m not a bad shooter!”

Jayne Southall, CEO at Lincolnshire Showground, said: “We’re thrilled with the turn out of this year’s Countryside Lincs – it really is an all-weather event, and it was great to see so many happy faces of children and adults, in spite of the drizzle.

“We had activities for all ages including a mini tractor obstacle course, archery, calf and lamb feeding, sausage making, cheese making and crafts. As well as an array of delicious hot food stalls and entertaining shows in the Countryside Ring.”

The Countryside Ring featured performances from the Dog and Duck Show, East Lincs Basset Hounds, Tailwagger club dog display team, the creation of a chainsaw sculpture and a spectacular exhibition from Derek Tindall’s birds of prey.

Craft and food activities also proved to be a hit with families, who took part in wool spinning and mosaic making. Cookery classes led by celebrity chef Rachel Green in the farmyard zone and sausage making in the food zone were also a big hit with little ones.

Rosie Crust, education and development officer for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: “It’s really important that children understand where their food comes from and the significance of agriculture – and we feel there is no better way to inspire them by enabling them to experience life on the farm by handling animals, cooking food and having the chance to sit on a huge tractor!

“We also handed out free lettuce plants and flowers to take home, donated by Neame Lea to all visitors, to brighten their gardens and inspire them to get outside, grow their own food and remind them to return to the show next year.” Countryside Lincs was sponsored by Western Power Distribution, Agrovista and the Lincolnshire Echo.

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