Experience a fabulous family day out this spring at Nottinghamshire County Show. With plenty going on both inside and out, visitors will enjoy watching the best cattle, sheep, goats and pigs alongside superb equine events, including majestic 'heavies' and first-class showjumping.

New for this year is a dedicated 'Heavies Ring' in front of the Eastwood Buildings, where visitors can get closer than ever to watch these magnificent horses prepare for their classes, and a brand new Ridden Heavy Horses Class which will be held in this new ring. Devotees of the elegant side-saddle classes will be able to see them in this new ring too on the Saturday.

Meet your favourite farmyard animals over in the ever-popular Countryside Area courtesy of Rand Farm Park and watch the amusing antics of the Mount Grace Gun Dogs who will be sharing the limelight with entertaining displays by Derek Tindall's Birds of Prey. The organisers are delighted to welcome the return of the popular Giant Tortoises and, of course, the hilarious 'Sheep Show' with Stuart Barnes.

The County Show is delighted to have Froojampaflip, an 8ft stilted animatronic character, visiting the Show. Frooj will be accompanied by his knowledgeable side-kick, Fred, a human gardener who will be handing out free seeds to anyone keen to try their hand at growing their own produce. This unique garden-themed duo, produced by Curious Creations of Lincoln, is brand new on the show circuit. Full of quirky details they are especially designed to engage with youngsters to encourage healthy eating, buying local produce and understanding the natural environment.

Featuring as the Main Ring attraction are the famous Atkinson Action Horses who have recently appeared in the TV series, Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blinders as well as in many recent films. Trainers will be performing breath-taking stunts twice daily in the Main Ring with these wonderfully intelligent and responsive horses. This year some of the Countryside attractions will also be performing in the Main Ring so check the timetables on the Show Map, given away free at the entrance gates.

There will be music, lots of fun, a tasty Food Experience area, and ample opportunity to shop for crafts, gifts and clothing, many items on sale will not be available in the high street stores. Hot food and delicious treats available at various food & drink outlets around the show.

Taking place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May at Newark Showground, under 17s go free and advanced priced adult tickets are £10 available now (£15 on the door).

For details of how you can WIN a pair of Adult tickets to the Show absolutely free turn to page 24.

To book or for membership information go to: www.nottingamshirecountyshow.com or contact 01636 705796.