Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Good Food Show and Gardeners World Live Competition

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…)


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52 comments:

  1.  I'd love to win this one

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  2. To sample all the food! NEC is convenient for us and we love cooking!

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  3. Sample all the food...and see new things

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  4. I love the Hairy Bikers and would love to see them live.

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  5. i love food and gardening and would love to treat my friend to a great day out

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  6. Helen from the good life mum17 May 2012 at 08:53

    Another fab competiton

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  7. I would love to go and get tips for my veg garden :)

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  8. Would love love love to go here! x

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  9. I've been to the Clothes show before and that was wonderful and since then have always fancied going to the Good Food Show.  

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  10. Would love to go, what's not to love about food and drink?! ;-)

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  11. I could use some tips and ideas for my allotment, as much fun as growing weeds are I would like to know how to successfully grow veggies too!

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  12. I want to give the tickets to my mum and dad as a present.
    Dad was made redundant very recently and nothing cheers him up quite like food and drink, so this is the perfect solution!

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  13. Because I would love the tips on how to grow my own.

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  14. I'm absolutely mad about my garden and anything to do with gardening

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  15. I've never been, so would love to go!

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  16. i love food all kinds and i have never been 

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  17. I love cooking and i could use some ideas to help get my garden sorted

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  18. I'd love to go in the hope of seeing James Martin, love his cooking, and love him even more! ;)   love the fact that i can also see the gardens and what i can grow to eat ourselves. 

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  19. Always a great day out, with the chance to try food & drink I would not normally have the opportunity to try.

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  20. Sounds a great day out

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  21. so I can find out about the latest cooking gadgets

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  22. it looks like an interesting family day out

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  23. Penny Stephens19 May 2012 at 22:49

    It isn't far from us and it is a very good show.

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  24. Julie Lorraine Thomas20 May 2012 at 10:06

    This local show is one I'd love to visit.  I'm a really keen gardener (not good but very keen), I've also got an allotment so this really is a show that I'd love to go to.  Of course, you can't grow all this produce without cooking it . . . so the Good Food section of the show would also be a must for me!

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  25. I'd love to go to The Good Food show as I'd love to take my Mum as she's a keen cook and loves cookery programmes.

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  26. love to go

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  27. the show with everything for everyone, hope I can win

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  28. This is such a brilliant show I have been fortunate to go a couple of times now - hope o go again this year :)

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  29. this is the best show and I'd love to go x

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  30. I'd really like to start cooking more complex things and going to a show like this would really point me in the right direction

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  31. Cooking is my passion and I love gardening too so really it's the best place to be. 

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  32. I am really in to gardening and two years ago My husband gave me tickets to Gardener's World Live for my birthday - it was the best show I have ever been to, so inspirational and I learnt so much too!  I would absolutely love to go again!

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  33. am a useless cook so any tips i could pick up would be well received by my 3 sons!

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  34. love tasting new and exciting food. would be lovely!

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  35. I'd love to go to this show - sounds fun

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  36. Gemma Poulding28 May 2012 at 20:52

    I would like to go as I love food!!

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  37. I'd love to visit the show to replace the plants we lost in last year's sub zero temperatures

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  38. Nancy Bradford28 May 2012 at 20:56

    I want to see the Hairy Bikers. Love them.

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  39. love to experience the tastes, smells and sounds of good food!!

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  40. Wne 2 years ago and it was absolutely amazing

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  41. Because I LOVE Alan Titchmarsh pwoar

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  42. wendy jamieson-price28 May 2012 at 23:31

    a fantastic day out i can recommend to everyone

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  43. Hiya xx
    We're all foodies here, but I am lactose and gluten intolerant (but still have a slice of poorly made cake) so want to see what's happening with gluten free stuff and if I can get any tips on how to be a better cook. I have never been to the good food show. We have Rosie now and I want to be able to cook well for her. xx

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  44. because I always seem to be working when these events are on, so would love to win some tickets and book some time off :)

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  45. i just love good food simples.

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  46. love gardener's world

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  47. it's a good day out, not far from me and lots of new food ideas. Went 2 years ago and enjoyed it.

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  48. we love gardening and this would be a fantastic day out for the family, xxx
     

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  49. my daughter loves Gardeners World and I love food!

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  50. I fancy going for all the foods and food presentations! Yum!

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  51. it would start my week off from work perfectly!!

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