A packed programme is ahead at the renowned upcoming family-friendly Royal Three Counties Show.

The Royal Three Counties Show is set to take place at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern from Friday 14 to Sunday, June 16.

Visitors, particularly under 16s, who enter for free, will get to experience the best of rural life in the UK, complete with a programme of new experiences, entertainment, food and drink, and a range of animals.


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The show is noted for being one of the largest livestock and equine exhibitions in central England.

The Grand Parade of Livestock is one of the show's highlights, where hundreds of animals are paraded around the main arena with commentators delivering insights into each breed's unique qualities.

Additionally, the Farming Village will host 120 animal breeds participating in nearly 900 classes.

Over the three days entertainment will include the return of the Bolddog Lings freestyle motocross stunt display team, the British Army’s world-class parachute display team - the Red Devils, and the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Arena, among others.

At the Countryside Area, visitors can observe birds of prey, including eagles, hawks and owls, and diligent working gundogs navigating their ways around an obstacle course.

Children can also participate in historic cavalry techniques in the Prince Philip Cup Pony Club Mounted Games and discover the thrill of race riding on Equicizer machines.

Educational experiences are also available for children, where they can explore the Bees and Honey Tent, dig for their dinner at the Smallholders’ Village, or take part in family activities, including laser target shooting, at Adventure Avenue.

Special guests for this year's show include Matt Baker MBE and John Craven OBE from the BBC Countryfile, former JLS singer JB Gill, and Great British Bake Off's Matty Edgell.

Show lead, Alice Arnold, said: "We’ve been working hard to create an exciting and engaging programme for families to enjoy at this year’s Royal Three Counties Show.

"We’re thrilled to welcome 3,000 local school children from Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire to the show on Friday 14th June with workshops for every student that complement the national curriculum.”

Tickets can be booked online (www.royalthreecounties.co.uk/) or by calling 01684 584 924.