Photos: Wombats, royalty and nappers sum up the summer show season

The Farmers Weekly Livestock team have had a very busy June and July, with the Royal Highland, Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh Shows. 

Here are a few of the photos we snapped when out and about that capture the spirit of the events, from royal guests to cheeky nappers – and even a wombat.

See also: Tractors, tech and trailers: 7 Royal Welsh Show highlights

It has been a thoroughly enjoyable show season.

Happy visitors at the Royal Welsh Show

©Tim Scrivener

The aisles have been packed with people enjoying the attractions, socialising, showing and shopping.

Crowds at the Royal Welsh Show

©Tim Scrivener

There were royals… Prince Charles visited the Great Yorkshire Show.

Prince Charles at the Great Yorkshire Show

©Tim Scrivener

Inventions… The Wombat pothole repairer was built using a series of scrap excavator parts and works by stirring up the material in and around the pothole, getting rid of the dish-like shape.

Wombat pothole repairer

And innovations… of sorts. No prizes for guessing which show this was!

A kilted man at the Royal Highland Show, with a toothpaste tube tucked into his socks

©Tim Scrivener

The Royal Welsh was not without its creativity, though. This, believe it or not, is a caravan…

John Deere painted caravan

©Richard Stanton

But we must not forget, the outstanding livestock at all of the summer shows.

Back-ends of Limousin cattle in a line

©Tim Scrivener

And the exhibitors, young and old.

Young showman at the Great Yorkshire Show

©Tim Scrivener

All the excitement got a bit too much for some.

A visitor at the Royal Welsh Show takes a nap on a straw bale

©Tim Scrivener

Check out our galleries from each of the shows for more great pictures.

Photos from the Royal Highland Show 2015

Photos from the Great Yorkshire Show 2015

Photos from the Royal Welsh Show 2015