The Royal Bath and West show is set to return on June 2, for a three-day celebration of Great British farming, equine competitions and rural crafts.

Following a Covid-19-enforced hiatus, the show is staging a comeback with all the usual livestock and equine classes, rural life exhibitions and popular family entertainment.

“Livestock competitions, parades and equestrian classes are at the show’s heart and true to our traditions,” said deputy head of shows at Bath and West, Jess Chiplen.

“Although it bridges the gap between urban and rural life, it remains an agricultural show and captures farming’s past, present and sustainable future.”

One exciting new development is the expansion of the showground’s Beadle Arboretum as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project.

“We are expanding the arboretum courtesy of generous pledges from council members and society supporters,” Chiplen continued.

“We aim to plant, where possible, the same species that were originally planted. Importantly, these trees include native species which will be vital in providing a wildlife corridor to support the fauna and flora we have in our area of Somerset.

“At a time when climate change and carbon neutrality is firmly in the spotlight, we are delighted to be able to do our bit for the environment while also creating a peaceful place for people to walk and rest.”

Visitors to the show will be treated to a mix of local food and drink, live music, family entertainment and shopping aisles, with camping available on-site.

“We really are looking forward to welcoming people back through the gates – we’ve long awaited the return of the annual show in all its glory,” said Chiplen.