Category Archives: County Show

Westmorland County Agricultural Show on Today

Today is the 213th Westmorland County Show until 5.30pm. The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the Country and certainly one of the oldest, given that the Society was founded in 1799.  In fact, it was voted by the Farmers Guardian readers as the 5th top Show and the only one-day show in the top 12!

It also attracts over 30,000 people to see the major livestock Show, with its heart firmly in agriculture. Sections include cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry, as well as marquees for The Women’s Institute, Learning for Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands. Not forgetting the very popular Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling. A colourful event, with many competitors competing in traditional costumes.

So if you are in Cumbria and have some hours free then head over to the Show ground.  See more details about Westmorland Show

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What’s on this Weekend – 7th 8th September 2012

The skies are blue, the sun is out, and so we are all set for a lovely September weekend, so what are your plans for the weekend?  Going anywhere, doing something or just chilling at home?

This is one of the last big weekends of country and county shows in the UK and Ireland so it’s one of your last chances to get out and enjoy a fun family day out. Here are some to check out:

In addition, many of the lovely British and Irish Gardens are still open to the public so if you want to see the last of the summer planting before Autumn sets in and changes the colours and views make a bee line to them this weekend.

If you are going to be stuck at home this weekend then there are some major sporting events taking place this weekend.  The Spanish Grand Prix qualifying is on Saturday and the race is on Sunday as well as the US Open Tennis with Andy Murray in the semi-finals on Saturday.

And, of course, the wonderful London 2012 Paralympics draw to a close with the final competitions over the weekend and the closing ceremony on Sunday night.

As we are going to have to tackle our overgrown garden this weekend due to a summer of neglect, the Paralympics will be featuring high on our activities this weekend.

So what are you doing, what else should be on our list?

September County Shows and Agricultural Show for a Family Day Out

August may have passed but that isn’t the end of the fun across the UK and Ireland, there are still plenty of great days out at County Shows, Country and Agricultural Shows and lots of Events throughout September 2012.

It may be tempting to see the beginning of September as the end of the Summer holidays (as schools are about to go back) but whether you are looking to make the most of the last few days of the school holidays, looking for something fun to do at the weekend or are looking to enjoy an event when there are slightly less people about then take a look at our County Show list for September 2012.

So what can you see this September?  A couple of the biggest County Shows are The Royal County of Berkshire Show and the Dorset County Show.  Other ones to look out for are the Kingsbridge Show (Devon), The Henley Show (Oxfordshire), Westmorland County Show (Cumbria), Yarrow Show (Selkirkshire) and the Usk Show (Monmouthshire).

Or how about the excitement of a ploughing match in Surrey – Surrey County Ploughing Match and Country Fair – or The Midlands Game and Country Fair?

You can find out more about these Shows and many others across Britain and Ireland by checking out our County Show list and clicking on the various September Shows.

If you want us to add a County Show, Agricultural Show, Country Show or event to our list simply get in touch via this blog, Facebook, twitter and we will be happy to include your event – there is no charge.

Family Day Out in Surrey – Edenbridge and Oxted Show, 26-27 August 2012

Perfect for a family day out, the Edenbridge and Oxted Show is being this August Bank Holiday weekend (26/27 August).

Celebrating it’s 175th Anniversary there is plenty to see and do for the whole family, whatever your age. With activities for everyone to take part in even the family dog can turn up and enter Monday’s Dog Show!

There are free children’s cookery classes, crafts to make, hobby horse racing, animals large and small to see close-up, the Red Barn Victorian Village Square with typical food and games of the early Shows including a Hog Roast and Punch and Judy, a Victorian carousel, non-stop main ring entertainment including international show jumping and the amazing Bolddog Lings, the UK’s top motorcycle display team, watch them fly 35 in the air!
So plenty to get stuck in to – check out our Edenbridge and Oxted Show page to find out more.
Good luck to our friends at Edenbridge and Oxted Show – we can’t wait to hear about your great days.

Great Yorkshire Show 2012 Cancelled Due to Weather

Sad news… The Great Yorkshire Show, one of the UK’s leading county and agricultural Shows has been cancelled because of the unprecedented rain in recent weeks and months that have left the car parks unsafe to use.

The Great Yorkshire Show team have said “this is a heartbreaking decision for everyone who loves the Great Yorkshire Show and is involved in making it so special.  Refunds will be issued for visitors who have bought tickets in advance, please send your tickets back to us with your name and address and we will organise refunds as soon as we can. Or alternatively you can keep the tickets and use them for the 2013 Great Yorkshire Show.”

Although we like thousands of others are hugely disappointed, we wish the Great Yorkshire Show team all the best AND we look forward to seeing the Show bigger and better than ever in 2013.

Great Yorkshire Show Nearly Here – time running out to save with advanced tickets

The Great Yorkshire Show is fast approaching with the first day on Tuesday the 10th July which means there is not much time left if you want to save money on tickets by buying them in advance (closes 4th July).

This year the Show welcomes the Yorkshire Regiment (1st Battalion) who will exercise the Freedom of Harrogate in their Homecoming Parade at the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday 10 July.  185 soldiers are expected to march around the Main Ring in combat dress after recently returning from Afghanistan and this will be a brilliant site at the Showground.

The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural Show, held near Harrogate, so it’s a great family day out with so much to do and see including arts and crafts, competitions, cookery, livestock, hounds, rural country pursuits the list goes on and on.

If you are going to take in the Show on a short break or while on holiday we have some excellent self catering cottages, apartments and holiday flats in the Harrogate and Yorkshire region that would be perfect.

Find out more the Show, where to buy advanced tickets and some self catering holiday homes.

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Top 5 Things to Do in the Last Week of June

Can you believe we are already at the end of June, what has happened to this month? So with just a few days left what can we possibly still squeeze in to this month… where can we go, what can we do??  We have put our thinking cap on and come up with a few things to do over the last few days of June…. feel free to add some more.

  • Henley Royal Regatta. One of the great british sporting traditions the Henley Royal Regatta in Oxfordshire is a fantastic day out on the river bank with glass of champagne in hand!  Find out more about Henley Royal Regatta
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed. Not just for motor racing enthusiasts, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex is a fun family day out with the famous hillclimb, rallying in the forest, Grand Prix bikes, supercars, Le Mans winners and Formula One cars. Find out more about Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Royal Norfolk Show. Today is the 2nd day of the country’s largest 2-day agricultural show in Norfolk near Norwich.  The Royal Norfolk Show is a super family day out with so much to do and see… animals of course, but also The Household Cavalry Musical Ride, The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team, The British Military Band and Double Harness Scurry Driving to name just a few. Find out more about the Royal Norfolk Show or see more County Shows
  • Visit Bide-A-Wee Garden. This is a great time of year to visit British Gardens that are open to the public.  Perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the sun and we are lucky that there are so many to visit.  We have picked out one, Bide-A-Wee Gardens in Northumberland, a wonderful secret garden well worth seeing.  More about Bide-A-Wee or see more British Gardens
  • Wimbledon. It is difficult to turn on the TV without seeing Wimbledon highlights but why not go there and see it for yourself.  Certainly in the first week there is more opportunity to get in so why not?  More about Wimbledon

So what do you think of this list?  So what else should we be doing in the next few days?  Why not tell us via our Facebook, Twitter or post on our Blog below.

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