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Top Tips for attending Countryside Lincs! 06 Apr

There is just over a week to go until Countryside Lincs returns for 2023!

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 – including a BMX stunt show and falconry display.

With only days to go before our family-favourite event begins, the Education team met up with the LAS team to find out what they were looking forward to most on the day.

“The Cookery Workshops are my highlight – I bake at home and the excellent selection of hands-on classes are perfect to learn more about the ingredients we use and where our food comes from!”  - David

“The Easter Egg Trail sounds really exciting! You get to see the whole event as you search for the eggs – and you get a prize at the end at the Information Point!” - Jade

“The Countryside Ring schedule looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the Falconry display. There's also a brand new soft play area for kids this year which will be lovely!” - Emily

“For me, it is getting active in the Sports Zone! And then, having some ‘calm-time’ with the Yoga and chilling out!” - Suzy

“I love wandering through the different stands and seeing all the fascinating skills that we have in the county.” - Alice

"I’m looking forward to seeing the 3D clay sculptures and finding out about how flour is made with Heckington Windmill.” - Sarah

“It’s all about the music for me! I am looking forward to listening to the Market Rasen Ukulele Band and the Lincolnshire Vocal Academy Choir in the Music Zone within the EPIC Centre.” - Tim

“I’m looking forward to seeing all the happy and smiling faces of the children as they learn all about the countryside and agriculture!” - Rosie

“My family are coming to the event and we are all excited about meeting the alpacas – and the Cookery Workshops are at the top of the list of things to do!” - Josh

“I will be driving the Tractor for the Tractor and Trailer ride and I can’t wait! I really enjoy taking the tours around the grounds and seeing the sights!” - Mario

“I am looking forward to trying my hand at the circus skills! I’ve always wanted to juggle and walk on stilts!” - Wayne

“For me, I am looking forward to feeding the lambs and seeing the livestock in the Farmyard Zone and petting area!” - Josie

There is so much to see and do on the day! Don’t forget to book your tickets.

Plan your day

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.

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.

The Lincoln 10K road closures can be found here - https://www.google.com/maps/d/...

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. 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.

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 call 01522 522900 to enquire if we have found it.

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