I have one family pass for Sunday the 17th of June to see both these fantastic events in the NEC in Birmingham. There will be plenty for children to do to get them more interested in gardening and cooking. Both handy skills for the future, going on the state of our tomato plants I think we need all the help we can get! Fortunately our sunflowers are wearing better, although that reminds me they do need to be watered again! And don’t get me started on my cooking… luckily hubbie is doing a sterling job or I think we would be back on a diet of super noodles and burnt sausages like at University.
With adult tickets costing £19.75 each this is a lovely competition to win. I am so excited to be going for the first time this year. We love food, so will no doubt be going round drooling at anything tasty being exhibited!
The Gardeners’ Green area of the Show sounds perfect for the boys with special appearances from children’s book “Garden Crafts for Children” author Dawn Isaac. Dawn has arts and craft activities planned including vegetable and herb gardening, growing projects and simple crafts to keep children happy and learning. I know my boys will also love hearing about the guide dogs and how they are trained in one of the two daily sessions. Also again being animal mad at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live my two will love seeing the chickens, ducks and rabbits from Feathers, who build animal runs.
If you are travelling with a baby you can even take advantage of the parenting room if you need some peace and tranquillity from the show to change or feed your little ones (the room even has complimentary nappies…!).
With so much entertainment, live demonstrations and opportunities to shop for exclusive gardening and cooking supplies, I just wish I did not have to wait till June. Children under 6 are free to attend on any day of the shows (13th – 17th) but up to two children under 18 are free with a paying adult, for either the 16th or 17th of June, billed the family weekend, so really is the best time to plan your visit if you are looking for amusement for them.
I might even get the chance to see a celebrity in action, as James Martin; the Hairy Bikers; John Torode; Gregg Wallace; MasterChef Champion 2012 – Shelina Permaloo; Olly Smith; Michael Caines and local Chef Glynn Purnell will all be cooking live and Monty Don; Alan Titchmarsh; Carol Klein and Joe Swift will be giving tips on how to grow your own (note to self: must pay lots of attention my tomato plants deserve it…)
Please complete the rafflecopter this competition will close on the 29th of May.a Rafflecopter giveaway