CRT Village Show Explore the CRT Village Showground! #CRTVillageShow We had to cancel all CRT farm open days due to lockdown, but we still wanted to find a different way to bring new and existing CRT Friends together and raise money for the charity! Support us by donating what you'd normally pay at a CRT Village Show: Please select a donation amount: * £1 Pay for parking £5 Donate to enter our competitions £10 Donate to a go on all of our activities £25 Approximate amount to feed your entire family on a fun day out £50 What you'd normally pay for a full day out and a generous donation to the CRT Other Donate Click on the tents to go inside or scroll down At this time of year, our staff, farmers and volunteers would be on the road to see you in person at Farm Open Days and shows across the country. But lockdown has changed that this year. #CRTVillageShow All the fun of the show, from the safety of your home! Discover & Learn Online and at home activities to keep you and the children entertained and learning about the farming and nature! Education Manager Gerry Turner has been busy created these fun filled, curriculum-linked learning topics straight from the CRT classroom. We normally suggest a £1 contribution for our educational activities at events Donate Now Farmer Facts Our farmers are excellent! They have picked up their phones to show us their farms! These farmer diaries give you an insight into what a variety of different farmers get up to on a daily basis. Lark Rise Farm Show Week29th June - 5th July Pierrepont Farm Show Week13th July - 18th July Mayfields Farm Show Week3rd August - 9th August Wonderful Wildlife Dr Vince Lea, Head of Wildlife Monitoring has been keeping a diary of his lockdown sightings. Read this blog to find out what he has seen! Blackbirds, lapwing, water voles, butterfly, and so much more! Money raised by this campaign will go towards projects increasing the diversity of wildlife on our properties Donate Now We also have some wonderful wildlife activities including interactive puzzles in our discover and learn tent! Competition Time Get involved with the many competitions that are running over the 10 weeks of the CRT Village Show! We normally suggest a £5 per entry for our competitions This donation is not compulsory, but remember we're a charity! Donate Now Wild Photography 15th - 20th June Pet Pawtraits 6th - 11th July Rate my plate 20th - 25th July Grow it at home 10th - 15th August How much money the CRT Village Show has raised so far? We still need to raise awareness and raise funds to continue our vital work, but we also want to continue to bring people together and provide sparks of joy and happiness through the CRT Village Show. Click here to find out Support Rural Business CRT supports rural communities and businesses by restoring old and disused farming properties into centres of sustainable business. These artisan businesses would normally be selling their beautiful items at shows across the country. This year, we are supporting these businesses by promoting them online at our CRT Village Show. Support rural business See exclusive discounts below... Showground Farmer Facts Discover & Learn Wonderful Wildlife Blog Tractor Tour Support Rural Business Competitions Sterling, starling news A highlight from yesterday’s Comberton village land, Westfield survey – for the second time out of the three survey visits so far, a pair of starlings was visiting one of the old ash trees near the telescope base at Westfield. It certainly looks like they are intent on breeding there, which would be the first territory at that site since 2006! Although they are recorded every year these are mostly either winter visitors early in the year, or visiting family parties later in the breeding season, and I seem to remember some birds were foraging for food to take to nesting areas in the village recently. Starlings last held a territory on the land purchased in 1998 in 2009, but have been a bit more consistent on our Barton village land of Tinkers Fields, Telegraph Field and Warners Field survey patches, where they were last confirmed in 2015. My impression from their behaviour is that they are laying claim to a nesting site, but probably haven’t started nesting yet. Most likely they are interested in an old woodpecker hole. Strange to be getting so excited about something so common, but that’s a mark of how much these birds have deserted the countryside these days.