March 27, 2018 3.10 pm This story is over 71 months old

Eggs-cellent! Farming fun at Lincolnshire Showground this Easter

Cracking good fun this Easter.

Families can expect ‘eggs-cellent’ fun this Easter at Lincolnshire Showground, where children can explore the world of the chicken.

At the Countryside Lincs event, children will get the chance to get involved with ‘eggy’ cooking demonstrations, egg decorating and get up close and personal with farm animals.

After record-breaking visitor numbers last year, the one-day event will be also offering the chance to try a range of local foods and get a taste of life on the farm with tractor rides and exhibitions.

Meet producers, crafters, farmers and lots of farmyard animals to inspire young minds about Lincolnshire’s heritage.

Sarah Louise Fairburn, from Lincolnshire-based egg company LJ Fairburn & Son, said: “This year, it is all about educating children about the importance of eating well. Local award-winning celebrity chef Rachel Green will be doing live cooking demonstrations with our eggs.

“It isn’t all about eating though – we will be giving children the chance to get creative with egg decorating and our agricultural manager will also be on hand to teach and educate children about our birds.”

Tickets are now on sale for the event – which is open from 10am until 4pm on Sunday, April 8 at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Award-winning Redhill Farm will also be exhibiting at the event. Jane Tomlinson, managing director at Redhill Farm, said: “Countryside Lincs is the highlight of the year for us – it’s our favourite!

“One of the best parts about the event is seeing the children’s reactions when they see their finished product and we really enjoy teaching children about the importance of high quality locally sourced produce.”

Rosie Crust, education and development officer for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: “There is so much on offer at this year’s event with a packed timetable in the Countryside Ring and seven different zones for children to explore.

“We have designed the event with education and child-friendly fun activities in mind that will teach children about the importance of agriculture, farming and where their food comes from. Educating the next generation in an enjoyable way is one of our main focuses and we hope to do exactly that at Countryside Lincs.”

Tickets are now on sale for the event – which is open from 10am until 4pm on Sunday, April 8 at the Lincolnshire Showground. Advanced tickets are prices at £18 for a family of four, £7 for adults, £4 for children and under fives are free.

For more information on the Countryside Lincs event, visit the Lincolnshire Showground website.