Sell Out Springtime Live a Storming Success
Thousands of visitors flocked to Springtime Live today for the sell-out event which celebrated farming, food and the countryside.
More than 4,000 visitors of all ages enjoyed a feast of activities and live entertainment including Mr Bloom from CBeebies and a live link up to farms in Wales and the Cotswolds with Farmer Tom.
Show Director Charles Mills said: “This has been a fantastic Springtime Live with a real variety of hands on activities and entertainment to promote farming, food and the countryside to youngsters. It was terrific to see the enjoyment families have had visiting us here today.”
From a host of farming animals in the Animal Barn to workshops, ride on tractors thanks to Ripon Farm Services and a Main Stage with live entertainment including the popular Easter bunnies, there was plenty to see and do.
For the first time, farmer Tom Martin was at the event to go live via video link into a dairy farm in Wales and a farm in the Cotswolds.
Tom is the founder of FaceTime a Farmer which has seen 5,500 school children regularly link to farms across the UK from their classrooms via Skype or FaceTime. For more information about FaceTime a Farmer go to www.facetimeafarmer.com
Springtime Live is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society which also organises the Great Yorkshire Show and Countryside Live
YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and funding scientific research into rural affairs
YAS runs a family of businesses including Fodder, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park as well as events Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live and Springtime Live
Events at the Great Yorkshire Showground contribute £47 million a year to the local economy