SPRING WAS IN THE AIR FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Over the bank holiday weekend over 15,000 visitors flocked to the South of England Showground for our annual Spring Live! event.

This two day show took place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May and celebrated the best of springtime living and offered a host of activities for every generation to enjoy.

Younger visitors were eager to participate in the wand-making workshop, medieval games (with jesters on hand to help), animal meet and greets and funfair. They were also spellbound by the maypole dancing display – the first time many of the children had witnessed and taken part in the traditional celebratory seasonal dance. Teenagers enjoyed taking part in the archery and axe throwing and even tried their hand at Segway driving and the climbing wall.

Adults looked to the experts at the Garden Theatre for top tips on getting their gardens ready for summer, enjoyed the shopping areas, or took to the artisan and street food stands for some mouth-watering treats.

Iain Nicol, CEO of the South of England Agricultural Society, said:

“It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying Spring Live! at the showground. We’ve only been running this event for a few years and there is no doubt it’s growing popularity. We were thrilled with the turnout as, most importantly, all profits from the show will be used to help our Society’s charitable projects which support agricultural education and countryside learning in the South East.”