Saturday 31st March 2018


What’s Happening

Ideal for families with young children, a great kid's day out! All activities are FREE, you just need to buy a ticket to get in!

Take a look at the activities, events and workshops for Springtime Live 2017, held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. 

NB: Due to the popularity of this event ticket numbers are limited, can only be purchased in advance and will not be available to purchase on the day.

Aegis Martial Arts

Martial arts taster sessions

Airedale Beagles

Display of beagles

Alegria Arts

Craft workshop making spring butterflies and wildflower pendants

Al Fresco Forge - NEW FOR 2017

Forging aluminium to make small pendant/key fob (safe for children to use)

Animals in Tuition

Meet a range of interesting and unusual creatures


Making minibeasts from recycled items

Astrocampus - NEW FOR 2017

20 minute shows inside a Cosmodome. Be sure to book your place, on arrival.

Beacon Alpacas (The Yorkshire Alpaca Group) - NEW FOR 2017

Come and meet the Alpacas

Bear and Lapor - NEW FOR 2017

Create a stick man

Bike Track People

Have-a-go cycling activities

Biz-Ed Projects Ltd

Investigate the science of new life and growing and make a paper egg cosy

Bread Making

Have a go at producing a loaf of bread with this workshop. Be sure to book your place, on arrival.

British Woodcarvers Association - Yorkshire Region

See the craft of woodcarving

Castle Triathlon Series

A range of sporting activities for the children to enjoy.

Charlotte’s Ice Cream

See what goes into ice cream and how it’s made, plus get a free sample

Climbing Wall with justClimb

Test your skills on the 25 foot wall with four different rock faces

Cone Exchange

Stick and fix activities

Creation Station

Arts and crafts for children – clay creations inspired by Spring flowers, Spring crowns and flower suncatchers

Dragon Willow

Make small flower baskets/willow fish

Dinky Mobile Farm - NEW FOR 2017

See and touch a selection of small animals

Eggucation - NEW FOR 2017

See chicks hatching


 “The Crunch” project – from the Chew to the Poo

Farlavale - NEW FOR 2017

Cocker Spaniel show

Farmer Funs Soft Play

Soft play activities


Arena show with children's participation

Forest Trails

Making bunting using natural dyeing techniques


Planting potatoes and vegetable plants

Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers Association

Beekeeping quiz and candle rolling



Inclusive Ping Pong

Play table tennis with a robot!

K Guy Jewellery Making

Create flowers from recycled drinks cans

Kiddy Cook

Try your hand at making something delicious. Be sure to book your place, on arrival

Kings Camps - NEW FOR 2017

The Red Tops are running a range of activities throughout the day. Come and play at any point, no booking required. Here are some of the games you can play:

  • Parachute Games - Cat and Mouse, Sharks and Lifeguards and more
  • Monkey Football
  • Splat
  • Rhythm Master
  • Shark Attack
  • Toilet Tag
  • Wacky Races
  • Gaga Ball
  • Zoom Ball
  • Number Football
  • Tug of War

Ladies in Pigs

Enjoy making sausage rolls

Leeds Museums and Galleries

Activity to be confirmed

Madame Zucchini

Vegetable theatre

Make A Wish Entertainment

  • Fairy Garden – an interactive fairy tale garden
  • The Wool Story

Stage Show Timetable 2017

10am Springtime Live Welcome with Bertie Bear
10.15am Pirate Training
10.30am   Wool Story Show Time
11am  Mr Bloom and His Band
11.30am Bertie Bear Show Party
12noon Circus Stars On Tour
1pm Pirate Training
1.15pm Wool Story Show Time
2pm   Mr Bloom and His Band
2.30pm Star Wars Tribute - Jedi Knight Training with Darth Vader
3pm   Circus Stars On Tour
3.30pm Big Family Prize Giveaway

Marko's Circus Skills

Circus skills workshop


As seen on CBeebies -

Show times:  11am & 2pm

Location:   Hall 1 Stage

Mud Pie Arts - NEW FOR 2017

Interactive storytelling. Be sure to book your place, on arrival.

Newby Hall & Gardens _ NEW FOR 2017

Matombo Zimbabwean Sculpture – “Hands On” stone sculpture for children to try.

North Yorkshire Rotters

Love Food, Hate Waste

Otley & Yorkshire Dales Drystone Wallers

Try your hand at building a drystone wall


Paper making

Punch & Judy Show

That's the way to do it!

Times: TBC

RBST (Rare Breed Survival Trust)

Come and see the UK’s rare breeds of farm animals

Real Donkeys

Donkey rides

Rope Maker

Learn and try a traditional craft

SMJ Falconry

Experience the world of falconry

Stonemason - NEW FOR 2017

Stonework demonstration

The Bee Loft

Rag rug making

The Conservation Volunteers - NEW FOR 2017

Environmental art/craft activity centred around pollination and bees

The Food Chain

Try your hand at sausage making

The King's Foundation - NEW FOR 2017

Experience a range of outdoor activities

The Slackline School

Slackline interactive activities

Textile Artist - NEW FOR 2017

Make a woodland fox, hare or badger felt badge

Trade Stands

  • Alastair Marsh Photography
  • Amber’s Country Crafts – crafts with a country theme
  • Amos and Welsh – artisan baked goods including bread, pork pie and pastries
  • Auntie Jane’s – handcrafted children’s wear
  • Blueberry Hill Preserves – chutneys, preserves, wensleydale cheese truckles
  • Brown and Blond Ltd – brownies and blondies in 40+mouth watering natural flavour combinations + vegetarian quiches
  • Dale Farm Toys & Books
  • The Clucking Pig - Gourmet Scotch Eggs
  • The Dog Lot – selling dog-related products including homemade dog treats plus education of children around dogs.
  • Johnsons Toffees – hand made toffees & fudges
  • Lisa Jane’s Hidden Gems – handmade bespoke jewellery and crafts in a tin
  • Little Alf - books & clothing
  • Little Farming Folk - children’s country clothing
  • Myerscough College – Landbased College of Further and Higher Education
  • Orchards of Husthwaite – selling artisan cider, craft beers & locally made liquers
  • OuseBoots - boots & accessories
  • Phoenix Trading – stationery and greeting cards
  • Polka Pops – homemade animal cakepops
  • RH Toys – Bruder Farm Toys
  • Ripon Farm Services – agricultural toys & clothes
  • Sew and Saw – handmade textiles (cushions, doorstops, teddy bears).  Handmade framed artwork
  • Strawberry J&M – Sweets and Treats
  • The Perky Painter – “Happy art, for the young at heart” selling original artwork, giclee prints, greetings cards and a range of gifts
  • ​​Quirky Cows - paintings
  • Woodland Trust – information & awareness
  • Voakes Pies Ltd - pork pies,sausage rolls, pasties & steak pies

University of Leeds – School of Biomedical Sciences

Interactive science based activities

Weeton Show

Rural colouring competition

West Yorkshire Vintage Tractors

Display of vintage tractors

Wild Wood Education

 Felt making workshop

World Carrot Museum

Craft making

York Chocolate Story

Chocolate lolly making

York Guild of Weavers

Demonstration of weaving

York Rescue Boat

River Safety - activities and information

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

 An independent charity who provide a life saving service to the people of Yorkshire - with interactive games for children

Yorkshire Drystone Walling Guild

Building a demonstration wall

Yorkshire Hurdles

Hands-on willow weaving activity. Be sure to book your place, on arrival

Yorkshire Trails

Children collect your passport on arrival and follow the trail to collect your winning rosette from Passport Control in the main Foyer of Hall 1

The Yorkshire Vet

Julian Norton, TV's The Yorkshire Viet, is signing his book "Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet".  You will find him with the Beacon Alpacas throughout the day.

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