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New activities on offer at this year's Great Yorkshire Show
8:54am Saturday 12th May 2012 in News
Juggling, plate spinning and clowning skills will be on offer to visitors for the first time at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.
Chief executive Nigel Pulling had a quick lesson in advance of this year’s event. His teacher was Mark Taylor, of Marko’s Circus Workshop, based in Middlesbrough.
The show takes place from Tuesday, July 10, to Thursday, July 12, when Mark will be in the show’s Discovery Zone, with other experts offering hands-on activities for all the family.
He will be encouraging visitors to have a go at a wide range of circus skills, including juggling, plate spinning, clowning and throwing diabalos.
Other new attractions include an off-road mountain biking course, zumba, hip hop and cheerleading sessions, hedge laying, stained glass making and environmental fieldwork.
Hazel Baker, education adviser at the society, said: “The Discovery Zone is a hugely popular area which is always extremely busy. Our aim is to give visitors a broader understanding of rural life as well as having fun, and the circus skills will certainly add to that.”