Keeping the kids entertained at weekends and during the school holidays is not always easy for parents and carers.
And not breaking the bank finding new activities they’ll enjoy can be a challenge too!
However on one date this year at least, we can help out!
Children, both young and older, will be spoilt for choice with the entertainment on offer at the Shropshire County Show, taking place at the beginning of the May holiday, on Saturday 25th.
And what’s more, children under 16 go free to this year’s event at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury.
Young visitors are sure to find activities they’ll love from when they arrive, right through until the end of the day, as there’s not only a Kids’ Zone but there’s a Youth Zone, as well as the main arena and other show attractions.
In the Kids’ Zone, children can take part in drumming workshops, watch shows from roving entertainers Magic Kev and Juggling Jim, listen to stories from Little Lambs Tales, marvel at giant tortoises, find out about all sorts of creatures with Simon Airey - the Animal Man and staff from Dudley Zoo, meet real-life army heroes, get their faces painted, enjoy arts and crafts, inflatables, the train and the fun-fair.
The Youth Zone will be a winner with older children with its flight simulator experiences, laser tag course, BMX biking, and the chance to have a go at archery.
Furthermore, they can canoe and kayak on the River Severn or take a pew at the main arena to see spectacular shows including the Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team and birds of prey displays by Ridgeside Falconry.
The Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs float parade and marquee is also set to bring a smile to their faces with this year’s floats each based on a children’s TV programme and the marquee transporting visitors to the world of nursery-rhymes .
If your little ones love all things with wheels, they can get up close to vehicles of all shapes and sizes across the showground, including the tractors and vintage steam rollers.
And if they haven’t encountered enough animals in the Kids’ Zone, they’ll have the chance to see the cattle, sheep, horses, dogs and poultry entered into the competitive classes and shows.
The only problem with all the activities on offer is….it might be hard to get them to leave at the end of the day!
For more information about the show and to book tickets go to www.shropshirecountyshow.com.
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