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Under-11s go free at Romsey Show
9:33am Friday 9th August 2013 in News
A change in ticket prices will be a big boost for people with young children visiting the Romsey Show.
For the first time, the show society is offering free entry for children under 11 years of age. However, the offer is limited to two under-11s accompanied by a fee-paying adult.
Previously, only under-fives were allowed in free of charge.
There is also a new reduced ticket price for young people aged 11 to 18 years. Previously, over-16s were charged as adults.
If you book advance tickets online at the Romsey Show website, romseyshow.co.uk, you could save up to 25 per cent on the price of a ticket on show day (September 14) Advance tickets are also available from various outlets, including the Romsey Advertiser and other Newsquest offices, until September 11 (available online until September 7): after that it’s full price.
Back by popular demand in the main ring at Broadlands Park this year are The Devil’s Horsemen, whose thrilling Wild West Show recreates the days of Buffalo Bill in the 1890s.
Based at the Wychwood Stud, in Buckingham, recent film credits for The Devil’s Horsemen include Les Misérables and War Horse, as well appearing at the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.
The action-packed programme of main ring events continues with The Quack Pack (recently featured on Countryfile), providing hilarious duck- herding demonstrations, the Mounted Games Association of Great Britain, presenting fast-paced equestrian sport and the Derby Midshipmen Band. There’s also the popular parade of hounds, a display of heavy horses and an exhibition of vintage tractors.
The Countryside Area has a more traditional flavour, with displays of falconry, gundog training, fly-fishing and hedge-laying. In addition, there’s a family dog show and a dog scurry - a fun, have-a-go event introduced last year in which competitors are invited to retrieve a dummy against the clock.
In the Food Zone, over 80 local producers will be selling their wares, while some of Hampshire’s top chefs demonstrate their skills in the Cookery Theatre. In this section of the show, nothing could be more local than Barfoots – who will be selling produce grown on the Broadlands Estate.
In addition, the Traditional Bakery Show will explain how to make the perfect loaf, as well as the best cupcakes and children can try their hand at creating healthy snacks in the Kid’s Kitchen.
Elsewhere, there’s the flower-arranging competitions, horticultural displays, the WI tent, art exhibition, cagebird show, home-made wines and beers, bees and honey show and over 500 trade stands.
Some of the more unusual animals on show include otters, water buffalo and alpacas, as well as the ferret display and the fur and feather tent featuring prize rabbits and hens.
Highlight of the day is the grand parade of prize-winning livestock, when the best animals from each section appear in the main ring.
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