Sellout Springtime Live a Storming Success

Springtime Live the sell-out event which celebrated farming, food and the countryside.

Thousands of visitors flocked to The Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s annual educational family spring show Springtime Live.

More than 4,000 visitors of all ages enjoyed a feast of activities and live entertainment. Including Mr Bloom from CBeebies and a live link up to farms in Wales and the Cotswolds with Farmer Tom.

Show Director Charles Mills said: “This has been a fantastic Springtime Live with a real variety of hands on activities and entertainment to promote farming, food and the countryside to youngsters. It was terrific to see the enjoyment families have had visiting us here today.”

From a host of farming animals in the Animal Barn, where children were able to get up close to the animals and ask their burning questions. To workshops ranging from decorating sheep cupcakes with marshmallows to burger making. Ride on pedal tractors thanks to Ripon Farm Services and a Main Stage with live entertainment including the popular Easter bunnies, there was plenty to see and do.

For the first time, farmer Tom Martin was at the event to go live via video link. Into a dairy farm in Wales and a sheep farm in the Cotswolds. Giving the children in the audience the opportunity to be virtually transported to see a real working farm in action.

Tom is the founder of FaceTime a Farmer. The project has seen 5,500 school children regularly link to farms across the UK from their classrooms via Skype or FaceTime. For more information about FaceTime a Farmer go to www.facetimeafarmer.com

To find out more about all of the shows run by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society click here

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