This Saturday and Sunday sees Bowood House and Gardens (www.bowood.org) welcome back ‘Tractor Ted Big Machines Weekend’ providing youngsters with captivating insight into life on a farm.
Fans of the Tractor Ted books and DVDs can view, at close quarters, a range of working tractors and real life farm machinery – such as forage harvester, balers, rakes and mowers – and watch them in action, too.
The two-day event is being supported by leading agricultural machinery manufacturers CLAAS who will be bringing along a great selection of their farm machinery including many new items.
Highlights of the weekend will include displays by a dancing digger, demonstrations by Bowood’s forestry team, dog agility demonstrations and loads of Tractor Ted-related fun and games.
There will also be Tractor and Trailer Rides around the Bowood Estate with ‘Look & Learn’ Challenges and the chance for youngsters to enjoy a bounce on the Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle.
As well as all the giant farm machinery, youngsters can meet and handle friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm including a litter of baby piglets. Tractor Ted’s real action films can also be enjoyed in the purpose-built barn, next door to Bowood’s Adventure Playground.
Outside there’s play farm equipment including a mini tractor track and ball and diggers in the mini digger den.
Admission to the ‘Tractor Ted Big Machines’ weekend (activity from 11am-5pm daily) is included in the admission price to Bowood House and Gardens (Tractor and trailer rides and the Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle are additional, however.)
Check out: www.bowood.org/bowood–house/tractor–ted/