Now in its sixth year, the annual interactive family event Countryside Lincs is set to return to the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday 5 April, celebrating food, farming and the countryside, to inspire young minds all about our local heritage.
The event will see an all-new display from the Barlow Red Barrows as the main highlight for this year.
The display team, which has been featured on the BBC TV programme ‘Farmers’ Country Showdown’ and on BBC Radio 1, perform manoeuvres with wheelbarrows inspired by the much-loved RAF Red Arrows.
The unique display has raised tens of thousands of pounds for children’s charities over the recent years.
New activities also include Children’s Yoga, which will be delivered by Liz pool, owner of Precious Moments Family Wellbeing, a Lincolnshire based baby massage and Children’s yoga company.
Liz said: “Yoga is a great way to teach children many skills.
“It offers tools for improving strength, flexibility and balance, as well as helping to increase self-confidence and self-awareness.
“We are really looking forward to teaching yoga outdoors at Countryside Lincs and we can’t wait to get the children involved in something new and different within the fresh Lincolnshire countryside air.”
Visitors also have the opportunity to take part in other new activities, including archery and a quad bike experience from Back2bear and the popular Action Wheels adventure bike course, returning to the Showground for the second year running.
Knowles’ Dairy will be giving an insight into history of milk production, where children can find out how milk gets from the farm to the fridge, and within the Food Zone, live cookery demonstrations will take place, showcasing how soft cheese is made with local dairy farmers Cote Hill Cheese.
Visitors can enjoy freshly made churros by Barney’s Churros, homemade lamb burgers by Gelston Lamb, freshly made pizza from Chez Sebastien Artisan Pizza and much more.
Rosie Crust, education and development officer for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: “We can’t wait to welcome these exciting new additions to Countryside Lincs this year, especially children’s yoga which is something brand new for the Showground and we can’t wait to see the children having fun and giving it a go.
“The day really does have something for everyone and showcases some of the fantastic local exhibitors and amazing activities that the Lincolnshire countryside has to offer.”
“This interesting and educational family day out offers eight different zones for visitors to explore – all designed to inspire and educate children about the importance of our countryside, agriculture and food production.”
The day is set to educate as much as entertain, with the chance for children to learn about surrounding animal life in our local countryside, and the opportunity to meet the farm animals in the Farmyard Zone.
Advanced tickets are priced at just £22 for a family or four, £8 for adults, £5 for under 16’s and children under five are free.
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