A family day at the Great Yorkshire Show
My daughter Beatrix was born back in April and I have visited four different countries during the month of June. Its been a little hectic shall we say, especially for my wife Hannah, who has been absolutely fantastic during this time. Having to cope with dealing with a 6 week baby and troublesome Springer Spaniel, whilst I gallivant around Europe on ‘Holiday’, is no easy task.
So, to make a little family time we decided to go on a family trip. As usual during the month of July, we visit the annual event that is The Great Yorkshire Show. It is the the greatest agricultural show in the UK. I’m a little biased as I am a proud Yorkshire man, but it isn’t called the Great Yorkshire Show for nothing.
We always make the day a family event from Hannah’s side and this year was a little more special. Beatrix was born in late April but her new cousin. Frederick, was born just a week before we arrived at the show. So for the both of them it was a great introduction on how to be a great Yorkshire person!
Hannah’s dad works in the agricultural industry and has a stall on the trade day of the event so we always make sure that we visit but this year he decided that he would showcase some of his rare breed chickens. Im not sure of the names but they are jet black with a green tinge on the feathers. He entered three chickens into the show, one hen and two cocks. His hen won first place and his cocks won a third place and a special award for a rare breed. So overall he did very well.
One of the best parts of the show is the, food hall. You can taste some of the best foods around Yorkshire before you buy it. The best cheeses from all over the UK are on display. Also, as part of the show there is also a competition for food as well. Its definitely worth visiting if you are a foodie. There is something for everyone.
As for the animals there is something for all the children and adults alike. There are so many kinds of different animals. One of the best places to visit for us is the cow sheds. You can see how a cow gets pampered for a show. The time and effort that the owners put into their animals is mind blowing. You can see equine show jumping and dressage. One of the highlights of the show is the sheep shearing competition.
Next year we will have the little sprogs running around and its something that I will look forward to. If you want to have a look at what the event is all about then please do have a look at the link below. https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/