More than 3,000 people visited the NFU's award-winning Discovery Barn at BBC Countryfile Live where the NFU team received more positive feedback and praise for the activities that helped children learn more about farming and where their food comes from.
Countryfile Live took place over four days at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, after a successful launch last year, and will be back again next year, 2-5 August. Billed as a 'countryside extravaganza', it features animal displays and hands on activities, as well as live talks and entertainment, food and shopping.
NFU officeholders highlighted British farming’s environmental, economic and social contribution to the nation during key debates at the show across the weekend. NFU Deputy President Minette Batters joined a panel debate on the future of farming subsidies on the Saturday afternoon and NFU Vice President Guy Smith spoke about the balance between nature and farming on Sunday.
The Discovery Barn encourages children to learn through a series of interactive games and activities. Games include the Minute Milk Challenge featuring Annabelle the dairy cow, a British Sunday Roast Produce Puzzle, the Farming Year Magnetic Maze and the Farm Tour Tractor Experience.
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