Bath and West Show 2016

sheepWe love going to the country shows. So much to see and do. All in one place. Being a textile crafter, I love seeing the sheep and alpacas, and, yes, checking out the characteristics of each of the breed’s fleece. Working out which would be best for spinning or felting.

Needless to say, my family humour me, but not for long. They move me on gently.

scottish blackface sheep

I think I have a new favourite. Reminds me of the Flokati rugs we had when I was younger.

vintage truckvintage trucks

black pigs and piglets

sheep showThere was plenty more to see. Some old favourites and some new. Lots of ideas too.

fairground ridesFor the first time, we tried out the fairground rides. The children even persuaded me to go on the ferris wheel. Fortunately those photos are on my husband’s phone. The two girls then decided they wanted a go on another ride. No idea what to call it, but they did have good fun.

A great day out. They’ve started doing music in the evening. A Michael Eavis initiative. Next year, we’ll make sure we can stay a little bit longer.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

14 thoughts on “Bath and West Show 2016

  • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 12:46 am

    We just spent this afternoon at the South England summer show! I love the atmosphere and all the different animals. For my two it was rather special as they were taking part in a competition as part of their gardening club.

    • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 1:34 am

      How exciting! I hope they did well. You are right. The atmosphere is very special.

  • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Wow! That looks a great day out. It’s the time for year for more country shows. I can’t wait! x

    • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 1:34 am

      I love the country shows. More to come in the next few months.

  • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I love the country shows. I’m feeling rather exhausted from the Royal Cornwall yesterday. Always such a fun day out and something for all the family to enjoy. Those baby piglets are adorable, and what beautifully groomed sheep. they do put ours to shame! Well done going on the big wheel, I’m always far to happy to stand and watch!

    Thank you for sharing your day with me on #CountryKids

    • Sunday 12 June, 2016 at 8:10 am

      They were beautifully groomed. First time I’ve noticed sheep wearing protective coats while waiting to go in the show ring. Seen it at dog shows for dogs. I guess it is very competitive. I’m not sure they will get me on the ferris wheel again. I’ll opt to be the photographer.

  • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Oh I lOVE a good country show. All of the tents with the WI and then the animals, food and the rides!! Brilliant, it looks like you had a brilliant time 🙂 #countrykids

    • Sunday 12 June, 2016 at 8:34 am

      We did. I’m not sure the children would forgive us if we didn’t go.

  • Monday 13 June, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    OMG those piglets with their Mom is the cutest! This is so near us and yet so far. We are not going to any event at the moment as we dont have budget for travelling but I miss going to events like this! Thanks for sharing. Feels like we are there. #countrykids

    • Tuesday 14 June, 2016 at 9:35 am

      The piglets are so cute. They all seemed so chilled. Even with all the people milling passed and strange noises. Maybe they felt safe in their pen. It is a fun event, but all the outings add up, don’t they?

  • Tuesday 14 June, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I remember this show taking place when I lived in Somerset but I never made it as I was always working! The big show round here are always in September 😉

    • Tuesday 14 June, 2016 at 9:44 am

      We have smaller shows around September, which are fun as it’s more about the harvest. I like seeing the different parts of the farming year.

  • Wednesday 22 June, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I am so sad. Our county show has been cancelled as the venue is terribly waterlogged. Not only are we going to miss out this weekend but financially it could put all future shows in jeapardy.

    • Thursday 23 June, 2016 at 11:08 am

      We lost a local, small one a decade ago, due to one wet year. Still miss it.

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