Children's Pets

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Children's Pets

This year we are delighted to add a new class for Childrens Fruit and Vegetable Pets! Every entry will receive a rosette and there will be special rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

The Todmorden Agricultural Show Childrens Pets section began in 1995. Over the last 21 years we have seen a diverse range of pets - a Lamb, Stick Insects, Terrapins, Giant African Land Snails, an Axolotl and a Pot Bellied Pig ! In addition to the contenders for most unusual pet we have welcomed a large number of Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Rodents, all of whom have the opportunity to win trophies too.


Make sure you read all the information on this page first.

I will need your name, your age, a contact number or e mail, and the type and name of your pet if you are entering Class 1.
Four ways to enter:
Option 1 - text your entry to 07854 883399.
Option 2 - Email your entry to
Option 3 - Telephone your entry on 01706 817776 or 07854 883399 to Fiona. Please remember to leave a contact number.
Option 4 - enter on the day before 10am but please be aware that if you are bringing your pet, entries received in advance of showday are given priority allocation for cages if required.

Childrens Pets is sponsored by Wrigley Claydon Solicitors.


The judge will test the Childrens knowledge about the care and welfare of their pets, which is just as important as their appearance on the day.

All children receive a Rosette and a Certificate on the day as well as the opportunity to win a lovely trophy.


  • You must be over 5 years of age and under 15 to enter.
  • Entry fee is £1 per exhibit, please pay on the day.
  • Entry is for small domestic pets only, we are sorry but NO DOGS.
  • Small animals to remain in cages please.
  • Please arrive on the day between 9 and 10am.
  • Stewards will be in attendance until 5pm by which time you will need to collect your pet.
  • Pets remain the responsibility of the owner at all times.
  • Please ensure you are with your pet for judging, the time will be advised on the day.
  • Please ensure your pet has food if required and a supply of fresh water.
  • Please remember you are responsible for the welfare of your pet.
  • If your pet is showing signs of distress you may be asked to remove it from the Show.
  • Seating for exhibitors is not provided - please bring your own chair if you wish to use one.
  • You do not have to remain with your pet all day as stewards are in attendance, however you must be with your pet for the judging.
  • You must purchase a ticket to bring your pet onto the Show.  Please see our website for details.
  • Parents please be aware that winners names and photos may be used in the Local press and on our website, please advise us if you do not wish this to happen.Cups and trophies are only held for a period of 12 months.
  • Everyone will receive a certificate and a rosette.

Fruit and Vegetable Pets


  • You must be over 5 years of age and under 15 to enter.
  • Entry fee is £1 per exhibit, please pay on the day.
  • Your entry must be made from fruit and /or vegetables.
  • Exhibits must be exhibitors own work.
  • Entries must be received by 10am on the day.
  • You will need to purchase a ticket to bring your exhibit onto the Show, please see our website for details.
  • Everyone will receive a rosette.
  • Cups and trophies are only held for a period of 12 months.

Childrens Pets Winners 2017

The Elsie McCrate Cup for Expert Care and Knowledge of Pets
Charlotte Thistleton with her Tortoises Destiny and Dory

The Stanley and Vincent Greenwood Memorial Trophy for Most Unusual Pet
Harry Horton Brown with his Tarantula Terrance

The Shona Fern Cup for Best Rabbit 
Norton Dade with his rabbit Smokey

The TC Pet Award for most Unusual Rabbit
Niamh Teper with her rabbit Boris

The Steven Cryer Memorial Trophy for the Coolest Cat
Emma Gilmore with her cat Charlie Fluff

The Trevor Cryer Pet Award for Best Guinea Pigs
Lauren Horton Brown with her guinea pigs Kevin and Truffle