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.
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
Please complete the
rafflecopter this competition will close on the 29th of May.