10 (surprising) things to do at the Royal Norfolk Show, 1 & 2 July 2015

The 2-day iconic agricultural show has more than 80 hours of ringside action, 3,000 animals, the Household Cavalry, RAF Falcons, Cookery Theatre, Discovery Zone, Live music, vintage fair, shopping, showjumping, food hall and fashion show. It also has some unusual experiences to try, from playing rugby with the Leicester Tigers, taking a ride in a crane, making some bread and butter to critter cuisine (thats eating insects which is massive apparently) or going to an auction, its all free once youre inside. Discover more…

Watch a 1945 victory harvest with vintage machinery, or marvel at a thatcher at work.  Cheer loudly for the plucky racing pigs and sheepdogs herding ducks! Have a close encounter with hawks, falcons and owls or pop into the Talk Tent and hear one of the  inspirational speakers including the director of Rambert Dance Company.  Watch 40 apprentice farriers compete as they create and fit shoes. And the Frilly Ghillie display. To slow things down and round off your show day experiences, enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the bandstand as the Joe Ringer Band play into the night.