The Malvern Autumn Show 2017
Last September we visited The Three Counties Showground for the Malvern Autumn Show. I think it was one of our favourite events of the year. There was so much to entertain all of the family. We were very keen to visit the festival again this year.
Unlike the Spring Show, there are a lot more animals on display at the Autumn Show. The girls love the animals. We headed to The World of Animals first. There was a lot of noise coming from the Poultry tent, all being made by quacking ducks, honking geese and crowing cockerels. Emily was particularly amused by a variety of duck which had a “funny hair do”. Another highlight were some very cute fluffy chicks.
The larger farmyard animals were also a big draw. There were horses, alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, pigs and different breeds of dogs. All the owners were more than happy to chat about their animals. Again, who can resist the draw of baby animals? The litter of piglets, suckling from their mum were very cute. The cute moment was lost a little bit as Emily announced very loudly about how she eats pigs and loves sausages right next to them.
My girls are quite nervous about dogs, but whenever we go to shows like this, they love watching the dog shows. Dog Agility trials were running all morning in one arena, and the other Activity Arena had a Gundog display which watched for a bit.
My favourite bit about the Malvern Autumn Show has to be the gigantic vegetables. I mean how can you not marvel at super-long carrots or squashes that weigh more than you do. The girls aren’t impressed though. Maybe it is the fear that I will make them eat them, or just that they are not cute and fluffy. Possibly it may be something to do with being embarrassed by their mother enthusing over humongous veg. Still, Emily made out that she was amazed by them for the camera!
Although Freyja may not be bothered about seeing large vegetables, but she enjoyed the vegetable displays and floral art on display in the Guild of Crafts barn. The displays here were amazing. There was so much colour. It gave us lots to talk about. We enjoyed the beautiful Divali-themed flower displays.
After then exploring the Food Hall, we were ready for a bit of a sit down. We headed over to the Family Green. I was more than happy to take the load off my feet on a hay bale, although Emily had other plans for it.
Whilst I had a bit of a breather, the girls made the most of all the activities available for them. There was lots of space on the Family Green, and although there were plenty of things to do here, it did feel a bit more peaceful. The girls were kept well occupied. In fact, it even managed to make them forget about the fairground rides over in the Vintage Village.
Once again the Malvern Autumn Show did not disappoint. There is always lots to do and something for everyone. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time, and I am sure we will be back again next year!