Family Fun at Malvern Autumn Show

Free Activities

There's something for the whole family at Malvern Autumn Show.  Have fun on the Family Green supported by Nationwide Building Society with activities including circus skills, mini golf, croquet, giant jenga and pedal tractors, all these activities are free. 

You can learn bushcraft skills like making a den and fire lighting with Really Rural or get to grips with the basics of fishing and learn Fly Tying with expert guidance from Worcestershire Fly Tyers. 

We have a host of children's competitions in the Discover Harvest Tent, if you'd like to take part you can download the entry forms on our Compete page, you can also get involved with spinning and needle work activities here.

Baby Changing and Feeding

Brought to you by the local National Childbirth Trust group, the area offers a friendly and supportive environment to feed and change the youngest members of your family.

Creepy Crawly Critters

We welcome back the Worcestershire Beekeepers Association for their annual show, where members compete to be the best in different categories of honey and wax products.

We also take a close look at the different insects and other invertebrates that play an important role in our local eco-systems. This educational feature brings together different experts who specialise in the identification and preservation of these important animals.

You can also enter a virtual world to explore the complex relationships between orchids and their pollinators, in our new Virtual Reality Pollination Experience. 

Top Dogs Arena

At the heart of the Family Green you will find the Top Dogs Arena commentated by broadcasting legend Peter Purves, and jam packed with displays from four legged friends. 

Quack Pack - Meirion's duck herding demonstrations showcase the talents of border collies and the communication between handler and dog.  Meirion guides his dogs and the, occasionally, unruly ducks around a course that includes tunnels, slides and pens. 

Dog Agility - Dog agility is a popular canine pursuit for dogs, owners and spectators. There are two competitions run at the show each testing the dogs’ obedience, nimbleness and speed as they negotiate courses of obstacles, tunnels, and slides.

On Saturday, the Camddwr Canine group compete for the Camddwr Cup. The Agility Challenge 2018 Finals are held on Sunday where five dogs from each of nine heats, which have been running throughout the year, will compete nose to tail at the finals here at Malvern Autumn Show.

Fly Ball (Sat Only)-  Fast paced and exciting, Fly Ball has dogs raring to go and spectators transfixed. With two local teams battling to win, it is a relay race, where each dog traverses a series of four jumps, releasing and catching a tennis ball before returning down the lane, this often ends with a photo-finish!

World of Animals sponsored by Bredon School

With over 100 displays this is one of our most popular areas for show goers. With animals of all shapes and sizes waiting to greet visitors including alpacas, dogs, horses, sheep and much more.  We also have competitions for rabbits, guinea pigs and poultry where you can come and learn all about these furry, fluffy and feathered friends. 

The Poultry marquee is bursting with feathered friends including chickens, geese and turkeys. The Belgium Bantam Club Regional Show makes its debut; these beautiful birds come in all shapes and sizes and have some fantastic names such as Millifleur Barbu D’Uccle and Barbu D’Grubbe! A must see is the decorated egg competition with classes for children and adults, eggs can represent cartoon characters, animals or plants. If you would like to enter this competition head on over to our Compete page and look for the Poultry Schedule.

The Young Pig of the Year competition returns with even more pigs, including the popular Pig Agility. These well trained pigs will keep you entertained as they twist and turn down the course, it’s amazing what they can do. Plus visit the adorable fluffy Ryeland Sheep Show.

New for 2018 we welcome Aldabra Giant Tortoises UK and some of their Giant Tortoises. Come and meet these gentle giants and discover where they come from and much more.

Did you know?

  • Aldabra giant tortoises can live to over 150 years
  • Male giant tortoises weigh in at around 250 - 300kg
  • A tortoise cannot cough

Family Fun Around the Show 

It's not only the Family Green you should visit, head to the Vintage Village and take a spin on the Old Tyme Fairground, including  Carousal, Helter Skelter and Ferris Wheel, all ornately gilded and decorated in bright colours (there is a charge for the rides). Whist here pop to the Vintage Craft tent and help the women's division of the Royal British Legion crochet and knit poppies for the remembrance display, there's plenty of help for first timers. 

Crafty families should also check out the Rural Craft area where you can have a go at spoon craving with Amerton Arts Green Wood Working or create willow animal sculptures or wands with Willowpool Designs.