Tickets on sale for Springtime Live 2020 in Harrogate

Tickets are now on sale for Springtime Live 2020, with Ripon mini tractors and Ian’s Mobile farm based near Aberford just two of the many attractions on offer at this year’s Harrogate event.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:25 am
Enjoying the sheep at Springtime Live

With last year’s rural extravaganza proving to be hugely popular and a sell-out, visitors are encouraged to book their tickets now.

From farm animals to live entertainment with Mr Bloom from CBeebies and his band, all activities are free once inside the arena, for the event which celebrates farming, food, the countryside and all things rural.

This year for the first time, one of the highlights will be the selection of animals courtesy of Ian’s Mobile Farm.

Sophie Prentice with Dominic the donkey

Youngsters can get up close and interactive with rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, and even the more exotic alpacas from the mobile farm and there’s even miniature donkeys brought along and also Daisy, the interactive dairy cow.

There is also Ferretworld’s Roadshow, Tractor Ted to entertain and displays from the RBST (Rare Breeds Survival Trust), which will be inviting youngsters into the event ring to help show their animals.

As mentioned, Ripon Farm Services have donated mini tractors, which youngsters can ride around on in an indoor circuit, to get a feel of what it’s like to drive the real thing and there will also be an outdoor bike track and a climbing wall for the more adventurous.

Youngsters can also hold and learn about chicks thanks to Eggucation, and there will be reptiles to study and find information on and bug encounters, as well as forest crafts.

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live, entry to the event is by advance ticket only and there are a limited number on sale.

Show director, Charles Mills, said: “This will be our seventh Springtime Live and it gets more and more popular every year. This is a real family event which showcases farming and rural life through hands on activities and entertainment.”

He added: “Make sure you book your tickets now to ensure entry and, once inside, everything is free!

“We look forward to seeing you.”

Springtime Live will be at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, on Saturday March 28, from 9am to 4.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children or a family ticket (two adults and three children) for £29. Under threes are free.

These are on sale at or in Fodder and next door in the Showground’s offices at the Regional Agricultural Centre on Railway Road, Harrogate.