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Countryside Lincs 2020: Barlow Red Barrows announced to perform at family fun event

The Barlow Red Barrows will be providing plenty of laughter when they perform at this year's Countryside Lincs event.

The display team, which has been featured on the BBC One programme ‘The Farmers’ Country Showdown’ and on BBC Radio 1, perform manoeuvres with wheelbarrows, inspired by the much-loved RAF Red Arrows.

Their unique display has raised tens of thousands of pounds for children’s charities over recent years and is truly one of a kind - with entertaining commentary and music throughout - and guarantees laughter from audiences, young and old.

Countryside Lincs is now in its sixth year and will be held at the Lincolnshire Showground, at Grange-de-Lings, just outside Lincoln. It's on Sunday, April 5, with fun for the whole family.

Also new for this year is children’s yoga, which will be delivered by county-based baby massage and children’s yoga company, Precious Moments Family Wellbeing. The yoga classes will provide an opportunity for little ones to practice their stretching and breathing and to learn about the importance of relaxing and well-being from a young age.

And visitors can take part in other new activities, including archery and a quad bike experience from Back2bear, plus the popular Action Wheels adventure bike course, returning to the Showground for the second year running.

Visitors at Countryside Lincs last year. Image by: Kat Sadler.
Visitors at Countryside Lincs last year. Image by: Kat Sadler.

Knowles’ Dairy will be giving an insight into the history of milk production, where children can find out how milk gets from the farm to the fridge with a unique vintage display including all the sounds and smells from a working dairy farm.

Budding bakers can visit the Food Zone where they can enjoy live cookery demonstrations in the Lincolnshire Kitchen and have a go at soft cheese making with local dairy farmers Cote Hill Cheese and cheese and bacon muffin making with Ladies in Pigs.

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.

Meeting a friend at Countryside Lincs last year. Image by: Kat Sadler.
Meeting a friend at Countryside Lincs last year. Image by: Kat Sadler.

“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.”

Foodies can enjoy freshly made churros by Barney’s Churros, homemade lamb burgers by Gelston Lamb, handmade pizza from Chez Sebastien Artisan Pizza and much more.

Animals and wildlife will remain a focus at the family-friendly event with opportunities to learn about dormice, deer, minibeasts and plenty of other creatures that live in the local countryside.

Little ones getting out and about at Countryside Lincs 2019.
Little ones getting out and about at Countryside Lincs 2019.

There will also be an opportunity to meet rare breed sheep and goats, along with chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and rabbits in the Farmyard Zone. Visitors can marvel at the giant machines used on Lincolnshire farms in the Tractor Zone and even have a ride around the showground on a tractor and trailer.

The popular Sheep Roadshow and Ferret Racing will both be making a return this year in the Countryside and Wildlife Zone.

Ferret racing at Countryside Lincs 2019. (30935951)
Ferret racing at Countryside Lincs 2019. (30935951)

Tickets are now on sale for the event on April 5 - sponsored by Taylor Wimpey - which is open from 10am-4pm. It'll be packed with a huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to make, bake, and explore.

Advance tickets are priced at £22 for a family of four, £8 for adults, £5 for under 16s and children under five go free.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/countryside-lincs-2020


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