SPRINGTIME LIVE POISED FOR SUCCESS

A fun filled insight into the countryside and rural life is on the horizon as the date for Springtime Live approaches and tickets are now available. Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Sunday 22 March will see the second Springtime Live which is aimed particularly at families with young children. The Society is best known as the organiser of the annual Great Yorkshire Show.

Bill Cowling Show Director said: “Springtime Live made its debut last year – and proved a great success, so we are building on that for our second event. We have included the popular elements from last year, but brought in some new attractions too.”  Topping the timetable is television’s Mr Bloom from CBeebies’ Mr Bloom’s Garden, whose aim to enthuse children about gardening and nature fits well with the event’s ethos, said Mr Cowling.

Also new will be the opportunity to try a form of tightrope walking, courtesy of The Slackline Company. There will also be farm animals, lots of hands on activities – from rug making to dry stone walling and from mountain biking to bread making. In addition there will be workshops and stands with a wide range of products including food, toys and gifts.

Tickets bought in advance                            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.

For the latest information including how to buy tickets, see www.springtimelive.co.uk

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13 January 2015

Judy Thompson, PR Manager on 01423 546215 or email judyt@yas.co.uk or Sally Wall, Marketing Co-ordinator on 01423 546218 or email sallyw@yas.co.uk

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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