Great Yorkshire Show bring fun with Springtime Live 2016

On Sunday 3 April the Great Yorkshire Showground will throw open its gates for the action packed event which is a magnet for families and particularly those with young children. There are around 80 different workshops as well as demonstrations, stands with everything from jewellery to local food, and there will be plenty of animals to see and touch.

Elizabeth Hudson, Charities Activities Manager said: “Learning through fun activities is very much the theme of Springtime Live and it’s proved a winning formula. The animals are always very popular and it’s a chance for us to make farming really come alive for our visitors. Each year the list of things to see and do gets longer and more diverse which explains its appeal.”

The two exhibition halls are the focus for the event where old favourites can be found as well as new features. New for this year is the chance to experience what it’s like to be a jockey – albeit on a mechanical horse rather than a Grand National contender! Discover the outdoor world of a gamekeeper, or learn about riverbank life through characters from the timeless ‘Wind in the Willows’, and there’s much more.

The latest farm technology, including a huge tractor on tracks, and shiny equipment can also be seen, whilst a flavour of yesteryear will be given through the fascinating selection of vintage farm machinery.

Other attractions include:

Bread making
Soft play
Dry stone walling
Gun dog display
Pony and donkey rides
Punch and Judy Show (new for 2016)
Story time sessions
Climbing wall with the Army
Music from Harrogate Jazz Band (new for 2016)
Have a go “One Man & His Pig” for youngsters

For the latest information and a full list of the various features and attractions go to

Ticket Information

Tickets are available to buy in advance online (booking deadline:  9am Friday 1 April)  go to alternatively, tickets are available on the gate.

Ticket Prices

In Advance*
On the Gate


Children (3 – 18 yrs)

*50p booking fee per order

Under 3s admitted free.

Gates are open 9.30am – 4pm. Parking is free and extensive. Dogs other than assistance dogs are not permitted on the showground.

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