Spring Live will take place at Bishop Burton College on Sunday 26 March, a family-friendly event.
The college opens its doors to the public once again after welcoming over 4,000 visitors at last year’s event. A fun-filled day out with activities and entertainment for the entire family at Spring Live.
A fun-filled array of activities includes getting up close and personal with creepy crawlies and reptiles, slime making, driving a mini tractor, growing test tubes, completing mini and full-size obstacle courses, riding mechanical horses like Horatio and Bertie, a murder mystery, and arts and crafts. Archery, bricklaying, and flower arranging are also available for visitors to try.
Additionally, students and staff will present sessions on British wildlife care, tours of the college’s kennels, robotics and precision farming demonstrations at the purpose-built Institute of Technology, as well as demonstrations of state-of-the-art robotics and precision farming technologies. In our Equine Arena, visitors can watch carriage driving and showjumping that is both exciting and high-energy.
New arrivals will, however, steal the show with their adorable four-legged faces. Among the highlights of the tour will be meeting the college’s cows and sheep with their calves and lambs, and witnessing live lambing in the lambing shed.
James Richardson, Farm Director commented:
“Witnessing live births is incredibly special and we’re excited to be able to share this with the local community. Whilst there will be no cuddling of the lambs, you’ll still be able to get a great view of the cute new arrivals with their mums.”
Opening time for Spring Live is 10.30am and closing time is 3pm. Keeping ticket prices the same as last year is the college’s way of keeping the event affordable. Entry fees include all activities. The cost of an adult ticket is £7, a child ticket is £5, and a family ticket is £20. There will also be a Sunday Lunch available for £13.95. There will be no pre-registration this year and parking will be £5 per vehicle.
Bishop Burton’s Chief Executive and Principal, Bill Meredith, said:
“We were blown away by the success of Spring Live last year. It was wonderful to be able to welcome so many people from the local community onto the campus to celebrate all that is special about Springtime in the countryside.”
“We are looking forward to showcasing the cutting-edge facilities we have here for our students which show both the hands-on, practical opportunities and the incredible level of technology available to those who come here to study. I am confident that this year will be even better with some amazing experiences for people to enjoy. We can’t wait to welcome you back.”
For more information, or to book your tickets, visit https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/whats-on/spring-live