A DAY of family and animal fun is coming to Bury as the Agricultural Show is now just days away.

The annual event returns to Burrs Country Park for its 75th incarnation on June 24 with a host of big attractions.

Keeping the traditions of the countryside and farming alive the show will boast plenty of animal show sections including cattle, dogs, light and heavy horses and sheep, as well as numerous other categories from arts and crafts to eggs and farriery.

Bury Agricultural Show showground manager, Becky Kershaw, said: "We have put a lot more attractions on this year for our 75th year and really the show has been growing and growing.

"We usually get over 3,000 people and we would love to beat that for our 75th show.

"We have got a great cattle section and over 40 sheep coming to be judged from Lancashire and the North West.

"There is still time for people to enter their arts, crafts, baking and photography et cetera, if people want to get involved."

Beyond the show tent some of the highlights will include a dramatic and informative bird of prey show from Ben Long Falconry, interactive sessions and wildlife displays from animal enthusiast Bryan Paterson, and an appearance from the Kirkbourn Gun Dogs.

An incredible display of skilful aerial antics from 3 Sixty Mountain Bike Display Team who have 11 Guinness World Records to their name, will also take place alongside a family funfair, military vehicles and vintage tractors, and two petting zoos featuring exotic and farm animals.

And football fans have no need to worry as they can catch the England match at the show's on-site bar.

Miss Kershaw, said: "The show is all about keeping community events going. Agricultural Shows are an important tradition that if we don't support will die out.

"All the money that we raise goes to charity so it's also about coming together to support local causes.

"It's going to be a great weekend and the weather is going to be fantastic.

"Whether you are into meerkats or football we have catered for everything."

The show is open from 9am to 5pm and for more information of for tickets visit buryagricultural.org.uk.

the show's youngest committee member Bella Walton from Walshaw will be showing calf Royal Flush, who was born on the same day as the Royal Wedding