We’ve been to Spring Countrsyide Show 2024!

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Dingle Fingle & The Clown Town Crime Watch were an absolute MUST-SEE in the main ring of the Spring Countryside Show today! We ooh-ed, we boo-ed and we roared with laughter as the car hurtled round the ring (with or without Dingle Fingle inside it), sliding the corners and spraying the crowd with water. It’s a truly great slapstick comedy clown act which not only had all the kids shouting, but the adults too. The mime was first class – Dingle Fingle getting his briefcase stuck IN THE AIR had everyone gasping and laughing.

Not to be out done, the terrier racing was it’s usual chaotic hilarity – helped along by the commentator being thoroughly rude about everyone’s dogs. Pig racing was exactly as bonkers as you’re picturing – these are not highly-trained big pigs. No no. These are mad and speedy young pigs, racing over jumps to get to the food bucket. Brilliantly fun.
We loved the heavy horse area – not only being able to get up close to the Shire horses, but also to watch them being plaited, washed and harnessed – it was a fascinating insight.

In the farmyard area children were able to meet the goats and VERY small sheep, hold adorable floofball baby chicks and chat to the therapy ponies from Tokes Farm.

There were of course aisles of craft and artisan stands to browse, the food stands had plenty of choice for lunch, and the call-important coffee was excellent.  There’s something for all the family, so if you didn’t make it to today, go tomorrow!

Spring Countryside Show is at Turnpike Showground, SP7 9PL.

Tickets on the gate: £17 per adult (KIDS GO FREE – 15 and under!).

Gates Open: 9:30am to 5pm. Dogs welcome, but must be on a short lead.

https://gillinghamandshaftesburyshow.co.uk/springcountrysideshow

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