Countryside Arena & Kids Zone

Countryside Arena & Kids Zone

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Amazing Alpacas

Have you ever dreamt of meeting alpacas up close? Perhaps you’d like to walk with alpacas, or just chill-out with them? At Monmouth Show you can! Come and stroke and meet these special animals.

Black Mountain Falconry

Exciting flying birds of prey displays. Entertaining commentary along with the Spanish horse Senador. Come and meet the hawks, falcons, and owls.

The Extreme Bike Show

The Extreme Mountain Bike Show is the UK & Europe’s number one Mountain Bike, Trials/BMX demonstration Team lead by the Multiple British and European Mountain Bike Trials Champion Danny Butler. The team provide the very best in extreme entertainment with tricks and stunts to families.


Free children’s activity in our Mini Big Top Marquee! Try out the circus workshops today with a wide range of equipment which engages children and teaches new skills whilst having fun. Our workshop will include silly circus shows, tie on stilts, tightwire, and poi dance workshops. Free play activities which perfectly complement our circus skills/craft workshops, great for keeping the little ones happy. Activities can include: Chalkboard, Story corner, Messy play, Have a go puppet show, Mini dino land, Soft play fun, Parachute games, BUBBLE FUN – Be amazed at our gigantic bubbles, play games and join in with bubble fun.


Our amazing stilt walking clown and entertainer, standing eight foot tall in his top hat! With a variety of props and gags he’s on the showground to entertain you all day.


Working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone. Gwent Wildlife Trust manages over 25 nature reserves full of wildlife, it runs a community education programmes, stands up for threatened wildlife. Come and have a go at our many interactive fun games today.


Open to all young people aged between 10-26 years, whether from an agricultural background or not. There is something for everyone in YFC, activities range from: drama, sport, public speaking, stock judging, training, quizzes and socialising to name but a few. There are 7 Clubs within Gwent, which include 300 plus members all ranging from 10 to 26 years old. Come and see us today and take part in our fun and games.

Woolaston Bassets

Basset hounds, which are scent hounds, are known for being slow and methodical movers. This enables the hunt staff and their followers — who are on foot rather than on horseback — to keep in contact with the hounds and watch them work. Traditionally, basset hounds were bred to hunt rabbits and hare and their sense of smell for tracking is second only to that of the bloodhound. They are usually bi-coloured or tri-coloured, and easily identifiable by their short legs. Following the implementation of the Hunting Act 2004, basset hound packs operate within the confines of the law by following the trail of an artificial scent or by one of the other means of exempt hunting.

Meirion Owen & The Quack Pack

Meirion Owen’s Quack Pack provides hilariously entertaining duck herding demonstrations. Our Quack Pack team of border collies and comical Indian Runner ducks provide entertaining, educational and interactive displays.

Family Fun Dog Show

Bring your dog to the show on a lead and enter the fun dog show from 10.30am at the Countryside area. Classes – Dog most like its owner, Dog with the waggiest tail and Dog the judge would like to take home. Rosettes for the first 3 placed dogs, Classes for children and adults – Under 15yrs, and over 16 years.

Family Fun Races

Feeling energetic then get your running shoes on for the races! Great fun to be had for all, in lighthearted but thoroughly entertaining fun. Book in at 10.30am in the Countryside Area.

Meurig Rees Gundog Training

How to train your dog in obedience, retrieve items and other interesting information that you need to help you understand your canine friend. Meurig Rees give a fascinating insight to how intelligent our dogs are.

Manx Loaghtan National Championships Sheep Showing Competition

Come and watch the judging of the sheep and see how they are handled and watch the judge decide on the champion! The Manx Loaghtan definitely registers as one of the World’s rarest sheep breeds, with only two remaining flocks on its native Isle of Man. Their wool is used extensively by weavers and craft spinners, due to its deep brown colour and soft texture. It is used primarily to produce woollen and tweed clothing, whilst the colour is left unchanged. The wool from the Loaghtan has a high concentration lanolin wax, Lanolin being an ingredient used in some soaps.

The Bee Village

Come and have a look at the observation hive, where the bees can be seen on their comb behind a glass panel, and a virtual hive, which realistically shows the inside of a full size hive using actual hive components and full size colour photographs. Maybe it is something you have thought of doing, now ask the experts all the questions. There are also the Flying Bees for you to see in their glory.

Mike’s Donkeys

Do you want to see the most gorgeous donkeys? Take a ride on one? For the younger children, donkey rides are available at a small charge throughout the day. Mike’s Donkeys are healthy, happy donkeys and cherished members of Mike’s family and have brought happiness to thousands of people.

Roaming Reptiles

The name says it all – reptiles! Visit the free roaming reptile marquee and touch snakes, lizards and bugs. Learn how to handle them correctly by the professionals and get your photo taken with a snake around your neck if you dare!

Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenmeadow Farm was a working farm for over 250 years, and then saved 25 years ago from being turned into a housing development which is now run by friends of the farm. They are bringing a selection of their animals to the show. Come and have a cwtch with the smaller farm animals and pets in the cuddle corner at the show for free!

Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

In the Wye Valley visitors and residents are able to enjoy the area. Delight in the variety of flora and fauna. Discover a landscape of infinite beauty; enjoy fresh air and the challenge. Ride on tractors/trailers for young children A free and fun time can be had in the tractor pit, enclosed by straw bales, young children can have a great time driving ride on tractors with trailers and pretend they are farmers.

Climbing Wall

Test your skills on the free climbing wall for young children. See if you can make it to the top to ring the bell!

Face Painting

Come and enjoy a free face paint for young children.

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