Plan a great day out for the whole family, from tiny tots to big kids, with plenty to do whatever the weather at the Nottinghamshire County Show at Newark Showground (NG24 2NY) on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May. Advance tickets cost £10 and accompanied children under 17 years go free!

This spring-time agricultural show features hundreds of farm animals, alongside superb equine events, including national level show-jumping and the ever popular majestic Heavy Horses. When the animals are not showing, families will be able to meet their favourite farmyard characters in their holding areas where the handlers will be only too happy to answer questions about animal husbandry.

In the Countryside Area there will be a full timetable on both Saturday and Sunday including informative and amusing gun-dog and birds of prey demonstrations whilst the freestyle motorcross display team Broke FMX will be performing spectacular stunts twice daily in the Main Ring.

Come along and make friends with Samson and Bonnie, a devoted couple of 29 year old Giant Tortoises. Follow their journey from Sleaford to the County Show on Social Media. "We have it on good authority that they have set off already," said Rebecca Knight, the newest member of the Show Team, "we hope they don't get sore feet!"

"This year there will be a fabulous collection of over 25 agricultural machinery stands to visit", said Show Manager, George Taylor. "We are also delighted at the return of the Music Marquee, located near the Main Ring, which will feature a plethora of musicians. Families can take a seat and listen to the likes of the Hope Community Gospel Choir, a jazz quintet, and the Nottingham Police Band, to name but a few".

Throughout the two days, children can 'have a go' at a variety of sports, arts and circus skills in the Family Zone. Here, you will also find the Inspire Shows, fusing two different elements together, providing BMX Flatland with crazy fast floor spins and Free running with unique arial acrobatics for an amazing spectacle spectators will not forget.

Another highlight of the Show is always the shopping and there will be ample opportunity to browse the many trade stands selling produce from all over, as well as locally made goods. The Food Experience is a popular destination where delicious food and drink is available to buy for home consumption or as a welcome gift for that 'difficult to buy for' person.

When it's time for a bite to eat, take advantage of the ample refreshment outlets serving light snacks and hot drinks as well as hot lunches with wine. Or why not become a member of the Nottinghamshire County Show and enjoy free entry on both days, along with VIP parking. members only facilities, and complimentary morning coffee with biscuits and afternoon tea with scones.

See www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com for tickets and further details.