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Get set for camping at the Royal Bath & West Show

The Royal Bath & West Show now has a campsite, capable of taking up to 100 tents and caravans, which means you can stay and enjoy the new festival feel and evening entertainment. So for those who are camping out, we’ve pulled together some top tips from Nikki Nichol from the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Continue reading “Get set for camping at the Royal Bath & West Show”

Meet Tractor Ted at the Bath & West Show

He’s the nation’s favourite little green tractor, and visitors to the Royal Bath & West Show can meet him in person: Look out for Tractor Ted! But this endearing little character has his roots firmly in farming, being the brainchild of Somerset farmer David Horler. We pay him a visit. Continue reading “Meet Tractor Ted at the Bath & West Show”

Farming families help Somerset YFC celebrate 85 years

The Somerset Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs celebrates its 85th birthday this year, and will be marking this special milestone at the Royal Bath & West Show – so what is it that has made the movement such a success and attracted generations of families to get involved? Continue reading “Farming families help Somerset YFC celebrate 85 years”

Top gundog training tips at the Royal Bath & West Show

A well-trained gundog is a delight to behold, and visitors to the Royal Bath & West Show can see some impressive displays in the Woodland and Countryside Arena.  But what does it take to train a dog to that standard? With over 30 years’ experience in training gundogs Graham and Karen Watkins are certainly in the know – Graham lets us in on their top training tips. Continue reading “Top gundog training tips at the Royal Bath & West Show”

Focus on trailer safety at the Royal Bath & West Show

Farming and riding are among the UK’s most dangerous occupations, with the former resulting in 33 fatalities in 2017/18, and nearly two horses a week killed on our roads. To help improve this record, the Royal Bath & West Show is focussing on road safety and animal movement, with the Safety Zone this year looking at how to prevent an accident and what to do if you’re in one. Continue reading “Focus on trailer safety at the Royal Bath & West Show”

Try a new sport at the Bath & West Show

Alternative and disabled sports have soared into the spotlight in recent years, with the UK excelling in the Paralympics and enjoying a resurgence of interest in healthy lifestyles.

But there aren’t many places where you can try your hand at lots of different sports and work out what really takes your fancy. Unless, that is, you come along to the Royal Bath & West Show. Continue reading “Try a new sport at the Bath & West Show”

Help protect British bees, urges Bath & West Society

Honeybees are, quite rightly, in the news a lot these days. Their rapid decline has been widely reported, with challenges including disease, pesticides, the varroa mite and loss of habitat – in towns and cities as much as on farmland.

To help address this worrying trend, the Royal Bath & West Society is encouraging people to get involved with caring for these essential and industrious pollinators. Continue reading “Help protect British bees, urges Bath & West Society”

Half term tips – have a great day out

Half term is on its way, and parents up and down the country will be feeling a mixture of anticipation and fear: Looking forward to #MakingMemories but dreading the words “I’m bored”.

So what options are there to keep the little ones entertained without breaking the bank? Read on to see some top tips from real parents, courtesy of Mumsnet. Continue reading “Half term tips – have a great day out”

Get excited by local food at the Royal Bath & West Show

Somerset and the West Country are well known for the fabulous range of local food and drink, and some of the very best will be on offer at the Royal Bath & West Show. Continue reading “Get excited by local food at the Royal Bath & West Show”