Lots to see and do at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival

10 April 2018

The Royal Welsh Spring Festival main ring is always a hive of activity, and this year there is even more going on for festival-goers to watch and enjoy.

Throughout the weekend, and in-between the show jumping and working hunter classes, the main ring will be packed full of entertaining shows and demonstrations.

Back by popular demand, the exciting and action-packed equestrian sport of scurry racing will be among the attractions in the festival main ring at this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival.

The first scurry driving event in the Scurry Drivers Association season, this exciting sport gets the crowds gasping and cheering as pairs of ponies pulling specially-built racing carriages weave their way through a series of obstacles at break-neck speed. As the drivers urge their ponies on to notch up the fastest time, their grooms battle to keep the carriages from overturning.

World record holder, James Dylan and his team of amazingly talented riders will also be keeping the spectators on their toes by performing their incredible motorcycle stunts. With their entertaining commentary and high level of skill the James Dylan’s Stuntworld Motorcycle Stunt Show will keep you entertained as you watch on in amazement.

Always a firm favourite with visitors, Meirion Owen and his famous Quack Pack will be joining us at the festival this year. Combining the skills of his clever Border Collies with cheeky Indian Runner ducks the humorous and hugely entertaining show is not to be missed. Children and adults alike will be transfixed throughout the display and will love the opportunity to jump into the ring and join in with the show.

Visitors will also be able to watch in awe as the BASC Gundog Display team show off the talents of the skilful handlers and clever dogs. The display is geared towards showing visitors how anyone can train a dog, given time and patience, with lots of hints and tips to take home and put into practice with our own dogs.

You’ll also have an opportunity to watch a highly addictive game of Footgolf, a new craze sweeping the country that combines the best of football and golf, two of the most popular sports in the world. The object of the game is to get the ball into the hole using only your feet in the fewest number of shots possible.

Completely new for this year, the festival main ring will also host an ever-popular tug-of-war competition along with a spectacular display called the Festival of Welsh Land Rovers. Made up of Welsh Land Rover clubs, displaying a large number of vehicles, ranging from vintage models up to the highly modified vehicles used in endurance events in the modern day.


The Royal Welsh Spring Festival main ring is always a hive of activity, and this year there is even more going on for festival-goers to watch and enjoy.

“We pride ourselves in providing a full and exciting day out for the whole family here at the Spring Festival” says Kay Spencer, Festival Director. “Not only is it excellent value for money, with children 16 and under entering for free, there is also a packed programme of workshops, have-a-go activities and interesting things to see and do whilst you’re here.

“Ensuring that the crowds are kept entertained and have something to look forward to throughout the day is very important to us and we are delighted that the festival main ring is going to be action-packed throughout the weekend.”

The Royal Welsh Spring Festival takes place at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on 19 and 20 May and is a fantastic weekend-long celebration of smallholding and rural life.

Along with all things ‘food’ the event is packed full of interesting things to see and do, live music, country sports, livestock, competitions, shopping, demonstrations and fun, have-a-go activities… the perfect day out for all.

Don’t forget, all children aged 16 and under get FREE entry!  For more information and to buy your discounted e-ticket, visit www.rwas.wales