Fun Filled Springtime Live on the Horizon

Pony rides, rare breed animals and television’s Mr Bloom from CBeebies are just some of the features included on the packed programme for the 2015 Springtime Live.

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The fun filled event takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Sunday 22 March and is particularly aimed at families with young children. Held for the first time last year, it promises to be packed with exciting hands on activities as well as giving an insight into the countryside and rural life.

Bill Cowling, Show Director said: “Springtime Live was hugely popular last year and all the signs are that it will be so again. Ticket sales are going well and we’ve got a good mix of attractions and activities. We hope that these will not only enthuse the youngsters but give them a greater understanding of rural life.”

On the agenda are activities as varied as rope making, mountain biking, bread making and pony rides.  And there will also be plenty of opportunity to see animals close up with hatching chicks, rare breed cattle, baby lambs to feed and cute piglets all expected to be present.

Some of the UK’s rarest animals can also be seen including a Crollwitzer turkey, Badger Faced Welsh Mountain sheep, a Manx Loaghtan lamb, Irish Moiled cattle and Golden Guernsey goats.

In addition there will be workshops and stands with a wide range of products including food, toys and gifts.

Tickets bought before 12noon, 19 March   Tickets bought on the gate

Adult:               £8                                            Adult                £10

Children:          £5                                            Children:          £5

Under 3s admitted free. Parking is free and extensive. Please note dogs, other than assistance dogs are not permitted on the showground.

ENDS

16 March, 2015

Judy Thompson, PR Manager on 01423 546215 or email judyt@yas.co.uk    See also:  www.yas.co.uk

Reporters and photographers requiring tickets should email Judy as soon as possible please.

YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: 

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. This ranges from educational initiatives to the Society’s Nuffield Scholarships to hosting the Yorkshire Rural Support Network and Future Farmers of Yorkshire. The Society is based at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate; the RAC includes Fodder, the Society’s award winning regional food shop and café which opened in June 2009.

The Society is the organiser of the annual farming and country showcase, the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. 

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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. Best known for staging the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England's Premier Agricultural event and Countryside Live, it's sister event. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to nearly £1m. The 2016 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. The Society plays a key role in supporting rural life, through grants, sponsorships and has a very active education department which runs a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge of young people and their teachers about the important role farmers play in producing our food and caring for the landscape. An important date on the annual calendar is the annual Countryside Days event when thousands of primary school children use the showground as a resource for learning. In June 2009, the Society also opened its Regional Agricultural Centre at the showground which will be a focus for excellence for the industry, as well as the new home of the Society. Yorkshire Event Centre Limited (YEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and all YEC’s profits go to fund its charitable work. Who's Who in the Yorkshire Agricultural SocietyChairman: Simon TheakstonPresident: Sarah YorkPresident Elect: Lord MiddletonChief Executive: Nigel Pulling

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