It's good to know that kids go free to BBC Gardeners' World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer on Family weekend. On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th paying adults can bring up to two children under 18 into the Show for free. Plus children under 5 get free admission into the Show everyday.
The Shows are aiming to help parents encourage their children to get involved with cooking, gardening and show them Britain's great variety of food and above all to have fun!
Monty Don says: "BBC Gardeners' World Live is a great way to educate children on gardening and food, giving them the chance to see how it is grown and where it comes from. Both shows merge fantastically together to encourage children to enjoy growing their food and cooking it."
Celebrity chef James Martin says: "BBC Good Food Show Summer is a fantastic way to teach children about healthy eating. They can learn how to grow their own food and then cook it up into something delicious. It's the perfect summer day out for all the family with activities all day long including: arts and crafts, entertainment and lots of wonderful food and gardening."
Visit the ever-popular Gardeners' Green area of the Show for family entertainment at the weekend, including special appearances from children's book "Garden Crafts for Children" author and Chelsea Flower Show award-winning garden designer; Dawn Isaac. Dawn gets kids involved with all sorts of arts and craft activity including vegetable and herb gardening, growing projects and simple crafts.
Plus Gardeners' Green gives families the chance to enjoy music from a live band and play garden games and activities provided by the centre of Ecology & Hydrology such as Ladybird top trumps.
Families also have the opportunity to visit Picnic Hill where they can eat their lunch outdoors whilst watching gardening experts like Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh give tips on the Grow Your Own Garden.
We also have the Guide Dogs from Leamington Spa back again this year. Each day they will have 2 slots at Gardeners' Green, where families are able to see how the amazing dogs are trained.
There are a host of children friendly goods on sale including goods from Little Pals who give children the opportunity to start their cooking from a young age with fantastic cupcake baking sets, cookie baking kits and great party sets which is great fun for kids. Kids Cooking Company has bright, fun character cookware for children as well as their own kid's recipe book, ideal for all budding little chefs. Both Little Pals and Kids Cooking Company also have a great range of gardening goodies for children to choose from tools, pots, watering cans and so much more.
Out in BBC Gardeners' World Live children can admire the delightful chickens, ducks and even rabbits from Feathers, who build animal runs.
The great day out pavilion within the Countryfile Magazine Area is the perfect place to gain inspiration for fun family days out.
BBC Gardeners' World Live experts including; Monty Don; Alan Titchmarsh; Carol Klein; Joe Swift; Adam Pasco; David Domoney and James Alexander Sinclair will be giving fantastic live demonstrations, talks and master classes so all visitors can make the most out of their tips and take that advice back to their own gardens.
Plus, family foodie favourites will be appearing at the show including: James Martin; the Hairy Bikers; John Torode; Gregg Wallace; MasterChef Champion 2012 - Shelina Permalloo; Olly Smith; Michael Caines and local chef Glynn Purnell
For parents with young children who need to be fed or changed, our parenting room is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the show floor. Open from 11am daily and situated in Suite 27 in the Atrium, our Parenting Room has baby changing facilities, complimentary nappies, high chairs and bottle warming facilities
One ticket includes entry to both BBC Gardeners' World Live and The BBC Good Food Show Summer.
To book and for more information please visit www.BBCGardenersWorldLive.com