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6000 visitors attend CountryTastic at Three Counties Showground

CountryTastic, the region’s favourite children’s countryside celebration, welcomed 6000 visitors to Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Thursday 28 March.

The much-loved kids day out, which takes place on the Thursday before Easter every year, is a fundraising event for Three Counties Agricultural Society. The charity event gave younger visitors the chance to learn about the countryside through meeting animals and exploratory play.

CountryTastic opened its gates for 6000 adults and children to get up close and personal with over 100 animals, including pigs, cows, alpacas, shire horses, goats, donkeys and rabbits, with dedicated handlers happy to speak to the crowds all about their different breeds.

Families were not deterred by the weather and popular on the day were the “unicorn rides” by Pampered Ponies, tractor and trailer rides, and dray rides. The Potato Dig saw lots of younger visitors using spades to dig in the earth for potatoes, find out all about different types of potatoes, and win prizes.

Organizers Three Counties filled three large barns with indoor activities. Children got stuck in to arts and crafts activities, tried out new sports skills, and posed for photos on tractors. Upon entering the “Play Barn”, visitors could discover a bouncy tractor slide, exotic animal shows and sing-and-dance extravaganza Monkeys in Motion.

Jane Edwards, Head of Shows at Three Counties, said, “We were delighted the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of our visitors at CountryTastic this year. Our team ensured additional indoor seating was available in our brand-new building Kildare Hall, in addition to a whole host of indoor activities for children to explore. We hope all the families we welcomed on the day had a brilliant day out, and we can’t wait to have them back to Royal Three Counties Show (14-16 June) for more family fun in the summer.”

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