Its that time of year where I start to get excited as the BBC Good Food Show and Gardeners World Show are nearly here.
I have regularly gone over the past 6 years and for the last two I have attended with my blogging hat on as well as just a keen visitor.
The event is so jam packed with things to look at or take part in, food tastings, bags of samples, competitions to enter,advice for the kitchen, home and garden.
Demonstrations galore and celebrity chefs and gardeners to spot, loads for the children to get involved in, gardening, watching food demos, learning about the countryside, plus they come home with freebie that are given away too. I always love looking for new gadgets to buy,seeing new plants to take home and foods to cook with.
My tips for a great day out, you can pack a picnic and sit on the hill while you watch gardening demos, the picnic may not get eaten as you will find you are handed so many different foods to try before lunch ,my two always make a beeline for the Carte D'Or stand, while I make a beeline to the wine tasting ...hic!
Invest in one of the wheeled carts for sale, not only handy to lug all the goodies you will collect and buy, but makes a fabulous picnic trolley and is so sturdy, making it over deep sand on the beach. Chris has made a lid for ours and it acts as a table for prepping food for the picnic.
Oh if you do buy or take a trolley please don't forget its behind you and
bash peoples heels, will save lots of angry exchanges!
Stay until the end of the day, they give out a carrier bag full of samples, money of coupons and competition leaflets.
Keep your eyes peeled, some rather tasty chefs are often wandering around looking at the stalls.
Finally if you go by car, make sure you check and note very carefully where you park, we spent the first year wandering in the wrong car park as Chris had looked at the sign for a different area, (they are reached by buses,to give you an idea of the volume of cars) we were not the only ones and each year we see scores of lost tired people looking for their ride home!
The BBC Good Food Show Summer is running from 12–16 June at the NEC in Birmingham and to celebrate they have teamed up with the Given To Distracting Others to offer you this fantastic prize!
Win 1 of 5 pairs of general admission tickets to enjoy a day at the Show. The Show is packed full of celebrity chefs including Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, James Martin, John Torode and Gregg Wallace demonstrating live on the Supertheatre sponsored by Tesco Real Food. Plus see your favourite TV programmes brought to life including The Great British Bake Off, MasterChef and Saturday Kitchen. Shop till you drop from over 200 food stands. Visit the Producers’ Village and the Good Food Champions area to find small and artisan produce that you won’t see on the high street and Don’t forget your ticket also gets you free entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live where you can learn how to grow your own from some of the nation’s top gardening experts!
Not a winner? To book tickets and for more information on the BBC Good Food Show Summer please visit bbcgoodfoodshowsummer.com or call 0844 581 1341
To enter please fillin the easy peasy rafflecopter
Please note I will need your details to send to Haymarket straight away as the tickets need to get to you. I will be contacting the winners on Saturday the 1st of June, I will allow 48 hours before a redraw.
Terms and conditions for tickets and giveaways for BBC Haymarket Exhibitions
All tickets are general admission excluding Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are non refundable and non-exchangeable. Ticket terms and conditions apply.
Tickets will be mailed out directly to the competition holder by BBC Haymarket Exhibitions. It is the responsibility of the competition holder to forward tickets to the winners. Competition holder to confirm receipt of tickets and subsequent delivery to winners to BBC Haymarket Exhibitions.Tickets do not include a seat in the supertheatre.