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Countryside Lincs sees thousands through the gates 16 Apr

More than 4,500 people attended the family-friendly, educational event on Sunday 14 April, featuring all things farming, food and fun, as well as a number of interactive displays, sporting activities and attractions.

Now in its fifth year, the all-weather countryside show is organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

The day saw families and children of all ages get up close and personal with farmyard animals, try their hand at cooking, learn about Lincolnshire’s rural heritage have a go at new sports and activities. Attendees also had chance to taste locally produced food and experience an exciting schedule of entertainment in the Countryside ring.

Amy Clark from Louth said: “We’ve had a really good day, kids have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, they’ve made loads of things, tried different foods and really loved seeing the animals.”

Nine-year-old, Amelie said: “My favourite bit of today was stroking the sheep!”

Jayne Southall, CEO at Lincolnshire Showground, said: “We’ve seen a surge in visitor numbers this year, which is fantastic. We’re thrilled that so many families are returning to Countryside Lincs and enjoying all the activities we have on offer.

“Nearly all of the activities and entertainment on offer is included in the ticket price and we’ve had really great feedback about the variety of things to do; from biscuit decorating, sausage making, bike obstacle courses and archery, to ferret racing, tractor rides and the hugely popular sheep roadshow.”

Rosie Crust, education and development officer for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: “We’ve made the show bigger and better this year, giving youngsters and their families even more opportunity to experience hands-on activities.

“One of our main priorities at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is to teach the next generation about where their food comes from and the significance of local agriculture and the countryside. We find that children are inspired when they experience it first-hand, which is why we encourage them to interact with the animals and taste local produce. We also find that our tractors are a big hit with the children and parents as they get to sit inside the huge machines!”

Countryside Lincs was sponsored by Branston, Pentagon Motor Group and Thompson and Richardson Insurance Brokers. For more information about sponsorship, exhibiting or visiting Countryside Lincs, please visit lincolnshireshowground.co.uk

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