Well, the summer months are well and truly here which for us here at Woodend Farm is the busiest time of year, not only with our pods but also with our farming. As not everyone knows, we are a traditional, family-run livestock farm, with huge love for our local countryside and agriculture! When staying in our Pods, you’re in the heart of the farm and will no doubt hear, if not see, animals grazing not far away. It’s a brilliant experience.
If you’re looking to get a taste of the local agriculture and farming beyond our glamping site, there are plenty of brilliant agricultural shows going on in and around the area over the next few months and The Yorkshire Dales is host to some of the best agricultural shows in the UK!
From June to September, you’ll find various agriculture and country shows across Yorkshire, from smaller, quaint village shows to the spectacle that is the Great Yorkshire Show! All the shows are different, and you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy these fantastic community shows: alongside the finest farming displays of animals and food, you might even see fell racing, vintage farm vehicles, dog agility, brass bands, or fairground rides. You can even get involved, entering in competitions like baking and arts and crafts!
They’re a great chance to sup a pint of real Yorkshire ale and try some mouth-watering local produce, while watching animal shows and looking at some impressive farming machinery. Despite their differences, these shows all have one thing in common - everyone is there to have a good time enjoying the local food and drink!
Three of the most popular and local to Wensleydale Glamping are...
Saturday 27th August 2022
The Wensleydale is a fantastic day out for the whole family. The traditional Dales show is held at the top of Leyburn, just a short drive from our Pods! The Show features an extensive range of competitive classes including local livestock, horticulture and crafts. There’s also plenty of fun and entertaining attractions as well as trade stands and a brilliant beer tent.
Monday 29th August 2022
Over the hill in Swaledale, Reeth Show is another traditional agricultural show perfect for a family day out! With various stands, from local produce, entertaining displays, and a licenced bar, to bouncy castles, rides and stalls there’s something for everyone. The highlight for many is the impressive fell run up and down Fremington Edge!
Wednesday 7th September 2022
Another one over in Swaledale is Muker Show! Like the others, this show features plenty for all the family, including arts and crafts exhibits like vegetable sculptures to best Lego creation, a beer tent with real Yorkshire ales and plenty of market stalls to explore throughout the day. There’s also fairground rides and sweet stalls, as well as a fancy dress competition for the kids to take part in!
Great Yorkshire Show
Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th July 2022
Slightly further afield is the Great Yorkshire Show held at Harrogate in July. It’s a show on a much greater scale, happening over four days! As well as agricultural displays and competitions there’s all sorts on top of that; from Land Rover experiences, cookery displays, and the children’s discover zone, to falconry displays, military assault courses and the big wheel - it’s a spectacle of an event There’s also a great line up of famous faces taking to the stage this year, including Matt Baker MBE and the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen!