Suffolk Show 2017: From Suffolk punches standing proud to cute fluffy chicks - animals at the two-day show
PUBLISHED: 11:37 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 21:21 31 May 2017
The Suffolk Show - it is a place that celebrates all that is great about our farming industries, but there is much more on offer than heavy horses and livestock.
Shetland ponies, pygmy goats and small farm animals have been brought along by Colchester-based Wellies-On Care Farm. The farm provides animal-assisted therapy, visiting hospices, care homes and schools, and is already proving a hit with the show’s younger guests today.
You can find the Wellies-On Care Farm in the East of England Co-op stand in Flower Show Avenue.
Lynne Warner, community events manager at the East of England Co-op, said: “The Suffolk Show is our biggest trade stall of the year, where we can work with the community and members of the public promoting our services.
“We’ve got the Wellies-On Care Farm here with their Shetland ponies, pygmy goats and lambs and we are happy to help them promote themselves to the community.
“People are enjoying coming along and petting the animals and find out more about their work.”
In the children’s farm, families can get up close to a number of animals, including sheep, pigs, ducklings and chicks, and a Devon cow and her calf.
The children’s farm is in the Farm Discovery Zone, on Main Avenue.
Across both days at the show there is the Grand Parade - a great opportunity to see some of the most impressive livestock and horses in the Heavy Horse, Cattle and Sheep classes.
The Grand Parade takes place in the Collins Ring at 4.30pm today, and 2.30pm tomorrow.
Of course, the Suffolk Show is a dog-friendly event, meaning there are hundreds enjoying the attractions on offer today.