IT will be easier than ever to encourage kids to enjoy this year’s Malvern Autumn Show, with free entry for under-16s for the first time.

The show, which plays host to the National Giant Vegetable Championships, takes place on September 28 and 29, features a whole range of family activities, with many of them free.

From fairground rides and circus skills to wildlife and animal displays, the show offers plenty to keep young visitors entertained.

Diana Walton, head of shows, said: “Malvern Autumn Show is home to a huge range of family attractions and we’re delighted to offer free entry to under-16s for the first time.

“With excellent entertainment on the Family Green and our Top Dogs Arena, over 100 displays in our World of Animals and the chance to learn all about the country’s wildlife in our new feature Wildlife Way, there’s plenty for children to get stuck into.”

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The Family Green is the hub for free activities. including circus skills, mini-golf, croquet, bushcraft and pedal tractors.

New this year is the Field to Fork marquee, the place to find out about how to grow fruit and veg. Children can learn to compost with Let’s Grow Together, do experiments with the Royal Agricultural University and join food champions Happerly for hands-on cooking demonstrations.

At the heart of the Family Green is the Top Dogs Arena with commentating from broadcasting legend Peter Purves, and packed with displays from four-legged friends.

Displays include duck herding demonstrations from the Quack Pack, dog agility competitions and the fast-paced and exciting Fly Ball relay race.

The World of Animals is home to animals of all shapes and sizes who will be waiting to greet visitors.

New for 2019, nature fans will love to wander through Wildlife Way, where they can meet some of the organisations that play a key part in protecting Britain’s natural surroundings and the animals that live in it.