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All the fun of the Suffolk Show

PUBLISHED: 14:52 20 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:54 27 May 2014

Suffolk Show 2013.

Suffolk Show 2013.

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May’s the month for the Suffolk Show – take the family (kids 14 and under go free!), take the dog (yes, they’re welcome), explore, discover, taste and enjoy everything about this fantastic county

Lesley Ryland at Thurlow Champness jewellers cleaning Suffolk Show trophies. Bury St Edmunds.Lesley Ryland at Thurlow Champness jewellers cleaning Suffolk Show trophies. Bury St Edmunds.

It’s the county’s biggest two-day pop-up event – and this year the organisers, Suffolk Agricultural Association, are determined the the Suffolk Show on May 28 and 29 will be a true family occasion.

All children aged 14 and under will be able to get in free and those aged 15-18 will pay just £5 if they buy tickets before midnight on May 25. And even bigger news – you can take your dog!

The gates of Trinity Park, on the outskirts of Ipswich open at 7.30am on both days when the crowds will start pouring in to enjoy an action packed programme of competitions, grand ring attractions, trade stands, food and drink and much more.

This year there’s much more hands-on activity for people of all ages and even more opportunities to discover all about food and farming as show director Bill Baker has chosen ‘explore, discover, taste and enjoy’ as the theme.

Just a selection of the different breeds of pigs at the suffolk show 2013, such expressive and inquisitive faces.Just a selection of the different breeds of pigs at the suffolk show 2013, such expressive and inquisitive faces.

“There will be many new areas for all our visitors to explore and discover everything about food, farming and the countryside and most of the activities are free,” he said. “So from when the gates open at 7.30am until well after 5pm your children aged 14 and under can have a day out that will cost you absolutely nothing for them, and they will have fun finding outlabout the place they live and the food that is grown there.

“Where else can they stroke a sheep, milk a cow, sit in the latest tractor cab and an Apache helicopter simulator? You can cook, pond-dip, sample different foods, see sheep shorn, watch international showjumping, stand beside a giant hedgehog made from willow and check out some great shopping, all in the same day!”

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