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Channel 5 puts rural life in the spotlight with ‘5 on the Farm Festival’

Channel 5 is bringing one of the biggest festivals of rural life in the UK to Yorkshire this summer, boosting the local economy and driving visitors to the region. Even Peppa Pig is coming!

The first ever ‘5 on the Farm Festival’ will take place over the August Bank Holiday at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley, south Yorkshire, where hit Channel 5 show This Week on the Farm is filmed.

Ben Fogle, presenter of Channel 5 series New Lives in the Wild, Graeme Hall of Dogs Behaving Very Badly and Countryfile expert Adam Henson are among the top line-up.

Also, appearing at the event is Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen, stars of Our Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton and Peter Wright, and for younger visitors Milkshake favourites Peppa Pig and Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol.

Milkshake Monkey Blue’s Clues will also be attending and meeting fans in the Milkshake! Meadow at the festival.

More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day outdoor event, which is billed as the perfect British day out and dog-friendly weekend staycation for all ages.

Full Covid compliant regulations for outdoor events will be followed dependent on Government advice.

Visitors can step into the world of Channel 5’s best loved shows and enjoy a fantastic variety of activities, including presenter panels and Q&As, floristry, pottery, woodwork, arts and crafts, cooking, yoga, bee keeping, baking and countryside skills workshops and demonstrations, and see their favourite stars perform throughout the weekend – all included in the ticket price.

Channel 5 is proactively hiring as many local businesses as possible to be part of the weekend, including local artisans, with several delivering workshops and crafting in dedicated areas.

The site will have a dedicated regional food and drink spot, The Kitchen, celebrating Yorkshire’s finest!

The surrounding area and the whole of Yorkshire has a wealth of wonderful accommodation choices for those wishing to make their day trip into a staycation – everything from cosy cottages and camping, to luxury five star spa hotels.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive James Mason said: “It’s fantastic that Channel 5’s ‘5 on the Farm Festival’ will be taking place in south Yorkshire over this year’s August bank holiday; an exciting event for everyone to look forward to and the line-up of presenters is incredibly impressive – a definite draw for visitors.

“With many brilliant businesses from the county being involved, this will be a welcome boost for the local economy and will showcase this great part of Yorkshire far and wide.”

Ben Frow, Director of Programmes for ViacomCBS’s UK networks, including Channel 5, said: “We are always looking for new ways to connect with our loyal audiences and bring them even more opportunities to engage with their favourite programmes.

“What better way to celebrate the best of Yorkshire and our most-loved shows than by giving viewers the chance to meet all their favourite stars, take part in fun activities and spend the day at the home of This Week on the Farm.”

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