TICKETS are on sale now for the popular Springtime Live event, with two new special guests appearing at this year’s show on Saturday, April 2.

Youngsters can see Peppa Pig who will be making an appearance at Springtime Live, as well as Shaun the Sheep who will be making his debut.

From farm animals to fairground rides, all activities are free once inside the event, which celebrates farming, food and the countryside.

There will be a selection of animals from Ian's Mobile Farm which is based in Aberford near Leeds, including rabbits, goats and sheep.

Supervised alpaca walks will also be available in the showground as well as Ferretworld's Roadshow.

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust will be hosting its Young Shepherd final of the year for the first time as well.

Ripon Farm Services has donated mini tractors which youngsters can ride around an indoor circuit, there will also be an outdoor bike track and a climbing wall.

There will be reptiles and bug encounters as well as forest crafts.

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live, entry is by advance ticket only and there are a limited number on sale.

Charles Mills, show director, said: “This will be our seventh Springtime Live and it gets more and more popular every year. We will be Covid-secure to ensure the safety of our visitors, while having plenty of enjoyable activities to take part in for a fun packed day out.

“Make sure you book your tickets now to ensure entry and once inside, everything is free. We look forward to seeing you.”

Springtime Live will be at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, on Saturday, April 2, from 9am to 4.30pm. Tickets cost £11 for adults and £7 for children or a family ticket (two adults and three children) for £31. Under threes are free. These are on sale at or sold in Fodder.