The Countryside Area plays host to a huge variety of displays and rural working crafts over the weekend of the Show, with a timetable packed full of thrilling performances!
NEW FOR 2018 – for the first time, we’re welcoming our furry friends to the Show, so bring along your dog and visit our new Dog Zone where there will be shows to get involved in, demonstrations and a wide variety of dog-related trade stands.
Have you ever wanted to watch the majestic flight of the Eagle up close?
Have you ever wondered what it is like to hold a Barn Owl or a Lanner Falcon?
Visit the Country Arena for an entertaining, educating and awe-inspiring display of magnificent birds, including the Eagle, Falcons, Hawks and Owls. Fronted by Ray Prior, one of the leading falconers in the country, he brings along a wealth of experience and knowledge and encourages maximum participation and interaction throughout the display.
Colin’s Dog Agility Display
Colin set up a Basic Dog Obedience and Agility Club to help people have a bit of fun with their beloved dogs. Following the success of this it developed into Colin’s Basic Dog Agility Display.
Over the Show weekend, you can witness some pretty impressive dog skills that include an obstacle course with a seesaw and weaving poles and the dogs competing against eachother for the prize of top dog!
Woodhaydown Gun Dogs
A popular performance to watch over the Show weekend, Woodhaydown Gun Dogs will be doing displays both in and out of the water. The display allows the audience to see what goes on behind the scenes in the training of a gun dog.
As well as this they have a stand where they have a range of items for sale and are open to questions and providing useful information.
The Dog & Duck Show
Stuart Barnes has travelled to over 100 countries working with wildlife, and his passion for the canine species has enabled him to gain an incredible understanding of everything about dogs.
In his Show, Stuart uses trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd ducks, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and how they can be resolved.
Millers Ark Farm
Head to the mini farm where you will be able to interact with a whole range of animals, such as goats to cuddle, piglets who like to have their tummies tickled, giant chickens, tiny bantams, a giant rabbit display, geese and ducks in their pond and even some ducklings to and chicks to snuggle up to. There are also mini donkeys that like to be groomed and you can also have a good at spinning wool while the sheep and lambs are beside you.
As well as all the amazing shows and activities going on in the Country Area, you will find a wide variety of trade stands offering unique, modern, traditional and handmade crafts and clothing.
Grand Parade of Hounds
Primarily shown in the Main Arena over the weekend, around 4 packs of hounds will parade the arena and then visitors will be able to get up close with the hounds! Back in the Countryside Ring, children are given the chance again to meet the very happy and excited hounds who just love a lick and a cuddle!
If you’re interested in what’s beneath the surface of the water, then pop along to our pond dipping area where you can explore the unseen world of amazing wildlife. So get dipping!