Gallery: Thousands enjoy 'really special' show

THOUSANDS of people have flocked through the gates for the second day of the Suffolk Show.

Craig Robinson

THOUSANDS of people have flocked through the gates for the second day of the Suffolk Show.

The promise of sunshine brought people to Trinity Park in their droves to sample some of the very best that the county has to offer.

With exhilarating displays from daring stunt motorcyclists and the Jive Pony riders and a range of traditional and rare-breed livestock on show, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Lisa Mayhew, from Ipswich, was with her ten-year-old daughter Megan, eight-year-old son Joshua,and her mother Evelyn Gerard.

“We have been coming for years and years and years,” she said. “There is lots for the children to do and it is a lovely day out.

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“I particularly like the food hall and we are now going to see the moto-cross stunt riders, which I know Joshua is looking forward to.”

Steward Oliver Paul was with his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Martha.

“The show is a great celebration of everything Suffolk," he said. “From farm through to food, there is something for everyone.

“I think the little ones probably enjoy the food more than the farm, although they like the animals as well.”

Elske Jenkins, from Framlingham, who was with her ten-year-old children Krystal and Tristan, said: “We just love looking at all the animals. That's probably what we most enjoy.

“There are so many different activities - the flower show is very good. All these bits and pieces. The brass band and the giant rabbits have also been a favourite. There is so much to keep us interested.”

Neil Watts, headteacher at Northgate High School, was accompanied by his wife, Sadie, and their son, Robert.

He said: “There is such a variety of Suffolk life. We meet old friends and there are a lot of things to buy. It is just a good day out. “We have been coming for 25 or 30 years - it is just a really special couple of days.”

Bella Tew, 20, from Bury St Edmunds, said she had been coming since she was young and that it was a great family day out.

“There are lots of things to see and do,” she said. “The flower show is very good this year and the helicopter landing last night was great as well.”