Farming kids who adore Tractor Ted will get a chance to meet him in person at Tractor Ted’s annual farm show in Wiltshire on Sunday 10 June.
Tractor Ted has come to be a children’s favourite through his DVDs and books which depict farming in real life – he even appears every month in the Farmlife section of Farmers Weekly.
This fifth annual farm show, at Bowood House near Chippenham, and coinciding with the Bowood Charity Dog Show and Summer Fair, is expected to draw thousands to watch, learn and take part in a day of farming in action for young families.
Young fans of the cartoon green tractor will see more than a million pounds worth of new machinery at work in Ted’s Grand Ring, including digger displays, balers, a working combine, plus they can meet the star of the DVDs, Les.
There will also be tractor and trailer rides around the grounds, with “eye-spy farming” to play on board.
Ted’s mini farm will have cows being hand-milked, sheep shearing, hens, bantums, donkeys, ponies, goats and more.
In the Look & Learn tent there will be experts demonstrating how to keep bees, rear hens and demonstrations of some of the rarest farm animals. There will be pony rides and pig racing, as well as stalls with local farm produce and country crafts for sale.
The Bowood Dog Show means children can also bring along their dogs and join in with various dog-related events.
Tickets to Tractor Ted’s Farm Show cost £6 for adults and £3 for children (2-16 years) in advance on the website and £8 (adults) and £4 (children) on the day.
Proceeds from the day’s gate takings will go towards local charities, including the Wiltshire branch of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute.