ARDENRUN SHOWGROUND, Ray Lane, Nr Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LL
There’s no shortage of fun with The Shetland Pony Grand National, tunnel-racing between children and ferrets and BMX stunts with national champions at this year’s Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show on 27th & 28th August.
Children under 16 visit for free with an adult ticket holder in the party to the annual Bank Holiday weekend Show off the A22 at Lingfield RH7 6LL. Take part in the Children’s Cookalong with CBeebies chefs. Ride the Bucking Bull. Learn rural skills including Coppicing. Hold giant snakes, hissing scorpions and hairy spiders and visit the amusing Meerkat Enclosure.
Animals are at the heart of the 180th community Show – meet farmyard and exotic creatures.
Watch the nailbiting new Harwoods Landrover Knockout Showjumping with two riders simultaneously jumping two courses in the Huntworth Arena.
Try archery, fly fishing, clay shooting, the giant wheel, the climbing wall and funfair. See historic vehicles, falconry and gundog demonstrations, get advice on gardening and visit the horticultural, “Keep it Local” crafts and regional foods marquees.
Learn Morris Dancing in the country sports section – workshops at 12.45pm on both days. Throughout the weekend there is a programme of live bands, morris dancing demonstrations and, for the first time this year, traditional Indian Kerela dancing.
On Monday bring your canine friends to take part in the Dog Show & Terrier Racing and watch four and five horses pull magnificent coaches. Membership packages and reduced price advance tickets are available at www.edenbridge-show.co.uk.