Set in the beautiful grounds of Newby Hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire, Tractor Fest is a huge gathering of tractor enthusiasts, a wide array of engines and various stalls selling tractor related goodies.
When we heard about Tractor Fest at Newby Hall I knew we had to visit. The little man is completely obsessed with tackata’s (tractors to you and me). In fact, anything he sees that has wheels is a tractor in his mind.
Tickets cost £10 for hubby and I and the little man was free as he was under 4.As well as various tractors there were also engine exhibitions. They were extremely noisy and not really my thing but the little man and Hubby were very impressed. The little man, despite this ridiculously miserable face loved Tractor Fest, he ran round gawping and shouting at all the tractors and completely wore himself out. There was literally every kind of tractor you could imagine, big ones, small ones, enormous ones, silver ones, black ones, literally every kind you can think of. I hadn’t realised tractors came in so many different shapes and sizes. The £10 also included entry into the grounds of Newby Hall but not the hall itself. As it was warm and sunny we were happy enough with just the gardens and weren’t fussed that we couldn’t go inside.The gardens are really beautiful and despite the fact it was a busy day we were able to wander round without constantly bumping into people. We were able to roam round the lush green gardens, looking at the pretty flowers and listening to the birds sing, it was a lovely peaceful day.