TICKETS are on sale now (from Feb 4) for the hugely popular Springtime Live, with visitors encouraged to book now after last year’s sell out.

From farm animals to live entertainment with Mr Bloom from CBeebies and his band, all activities are free once inside the event which celebrates farming, food and the countryside.

This year for the first time, there will be a selection of animals from Ian's Mobile Farm which is based in Aberford near Leeds. Youngsters can get up close to rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, and alpacas from the mobile farm and there’s even miniature donkeys and Daisy the interactive dairy cow!

There’s also Ferretworld's Roadshow, Tractor Ted and displays from the RBST (Rare Breeds Survival Trust) which will be inviting youngsters into the ring to help show their animals.

Ripon Farm Services have donated mini tractors which youngsters can ride around an indoor circuit, there will also be an outdoor bike track and a climbing wall.

Youngsters can also hold and learn about chicks thanks to Eggucation, there will be reptiles and bug encounters as well as forest crafts.

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live, entry is by advance ticket only and there are a limited number on sale.

Charles Mills, show director, said: “This will be our seventh Springtime Live and it gets more and more popular every year. This is a real family event which showcases farming and rural life through hands on activities and entertainment.

“Make sure you book your tickets now to ensure entry and once inside, everything is free! We look forward to seeing you!”

Springtime Live will be at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, on Saturday March 28, from 9am to 4.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children or a family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) for £29. Under 3s are free.

These are on sale at or in Fodder and next door in the Showground’s offices at the Regional Agricultural Centre on Railway Road, Harrogate.