NEWBORN chicks and spring lambs will all be flocking to the Great Yorkshire Showground on Easter Saturday, with Mr Bloom from CBeebies also making an appearance.

Tickets are now on sale for Springtime Live at the Harrogate venue, which will allow children to get close to farm animals, including chicks, piglets, calves, goats and rare breed sheep.

Once inside the event, all demonstrations and hands-on workshops are free, including an afternoon workshop by Mr Bloom and his band.

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live on Saturday, March 31, entrance is by advance ticket only.

Charles Mills, show director, said: “This will be our fifth Springtime Live and what better way to start the Easter weekend.

“This is a real family event which showcases farming and rural life through hands on activities and entertainment.”

Little ones can hold and learn about chicks thanks to Eggucation, there are also reptiles and bug encounters, vintage and new tractors as well as a bike track, climbing wall and face painting.

There will also be a “Ferretworld” show, falconry and gundog displays, puppet shows and story time with Mud Pie Arts.

Springtime Live is on Easter Saturday, March 31, from 9am to 4.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. To book, go to