Not quite sure why the idea of going to the show appealed to us so much, probably something tied to the amount of times we’ve read Charlotte’s Web, but the idea really appealed to both boys and me too).
And we had a fantastic day 🙂 Apologies for the ridiculously long post but there was so much to see and do!
We got to see (and climb on) some farm machinery
We saw some old fashioned machinery and farm equipment.
There were displays to watch, including Falconry.
There were nice things to eat
We had a surprising amount of fun in the Vegetable tent, exclaiming over ridiculously big onions and cabbages. Although itchy nose and eyes meant we skipped the flowers
There were lots of animals to see.
This little chap was hilarious, a definite trouble maker. All the other piglets and mum were asleep, and he spent a good 5 minutes running about, jumping on and climbing over the other pigs and nosing them up the bum until they were all awake and running around. Reminds me of a younger Jack, once he was awake it was necessary that everyone else in the house was asap. Even to this day he has a tendency to wake Sam up… Sam loved it and spent 5 mins squealing like a pig himself in joy and amusement, like only he can.
There were also lots of sheep, cattle and even some alpacas that I couldn’t be bothered to photograph.
There was a ‘Discovery’ area for kids where they got to…
And make things from wood
They could play in dens
And handle skulls and other natural items
There were loads of tradestalls with very tempting items to buy and further things to do.
Sam had a go at spinning which I am quite jealous about and am wondering if I can set a session up for the HE group (so I can have a go!).
There was also the obligatory fun fair
On the bus back to the station we got to spot lots of New Forest ponies to round the day off.
Fabulous day out and surprisingly easy by public transport. Suspect we may well be going back next year.