Sparsholt Countryside Day

Emma tractor driving

I’m hoping to use the double Bank Holiday weekend to post a few belated blog entries starting with two weekends back. On a run, someone had mentioned that there was an open day at Sparsholt College on the Saturday and, as the proceeding week’s rain had finally come to an end, we decided to head along and take a look. As we turned in to a huge parking field packed with cars I realised I had understimated the scale of the event. I had also underestimated the size of the campus and, even with tractor trailer rides a plenty, there was still a lot of ground to cover in the couple of hours that we had left before closing.

We managed to take in the farm, equine centre, plant sale, Gardeners’ Question Time garden (Duncan provided them with some water!), inflatables, birds of prey, assorted farm machines and tropical fish but there was still lots more to see and if we go again we’d definitely make a day of it. Needless to say, when asked for her favourite bit, Emma replied with “the ice cream”!

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