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6,000 children flock to showground for countryside days

The showground is also used to host the Great Yorkshire Show

The Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate is hosting more than 6,000 children for Countryside Day events today and tomorrow.

The days involve educating primary school pupils about farming and the environment, and include up to 100 different workshops.

It comes ahead of the Great Yorkshire Show next month, which will include a Discovery Zone for children. On average 5,500 school children come to the Great Yorkshire Show on official school trips.

The countryside day comes ahead of the Great Yorkshire Show which hosts discovery zones for children

Countryside Days are an important part of the Society's work in educating the younger generations about agriculture and farming life and both days are completely funded by the charity.

Some of the children who come here may never have seen some of the animals or even the sheer scale of the showground and it's important to teach them about the countryside.

– Charles Mills, Show Director