Royal Bath & West Show is back after two-year break

Royal Bath and West Show

The usual range of categories will be on offer at the Royal Bath & West Show - Credit: A Gorman Events

The Royal Bath & West Show is set to return in June after a two-year absence.

The three-day celebration of British farming runs from June 2-4 at the Showground, in Shepton Mallet, featuring equine competitions and rural crafts.

Following a Covid-enforced hiatus the show is coming back, promising the usual livestock and equine classes, rural life exhibitions and family entertainment.

"Livestock competitions, parades and equestrian classes are at the show’s heart and true to our traditions," says deputy head of shows, Jess Chiplen. 

"Although it bridges the gap between urban and rural life, it remains an agricultural show and captures farming’s past, present and sustainable future."

One exciting new development is the expansion of the showground’s Beadle Arboretum as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project. 

"We are expanding the arboretum courtesy of generous pledges from council members and society supporters," said Ms Chiplen.

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"We aim to plant, where possible, the same species that were originally planted. 

"Importantly, these trees include native species which will be vital in providing a wildlife corridor to support the fauna and flora we have in our area of Somerset. 

"At a time when climate change and carbon neutrality is firmly in the spotlight, we are delighted to be able to do our bit for the environment while also creating a peaceful place for people to walk and rest."

Visitors to the show will also be able to enjoy a mix of local food and drink, live music, family entertainment and shopping aisles, with camping available on-site.

"We really are looking forward to welcoming people back through the gates – we’ve long awaited the return of the annual show in all its glory," Ms Chiplen added.

Super Saver Tickets are on sale until February 18 at £20 per adult, including free admission of two children, while sales on the gate will be at £25 per adult and £6 per child.

To book tickets visit www.bathandwest.yourticketbooking.com/p/royalbathandwestshow