Fun for all the family at Bedfordshire Country Fair this weekend

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Thousands are expected to flock to Wrest Park in Silsoe for the Bedfordshire Country Fair over this weekend.

Organisers Oakleigh Fairs promise the event will offer a whole host of entertainment to appeal to the whole family.

Set in the lovely surroundings of the historic park, which is managed by English Heritage, there will be non-stop activities.

The entertainment will include Jez Avery’s Stunt Bikes, Banana Brain, John Cavana’s working dogs, birds of prey flying displays and have a go terrier racing.

There will also be historical re-enactment with the Swords of Chivalry, ferret racing, children’s petting pens, a goat show and a chance to bottle feed lambs.

Full size and scale vintage steam engines as well as rural demonstrators will also help to set the scene.

A selection of arts, crafts and gifts exhibitors will show their wares in the marquees as well as outside trade stands.

The event will be fully catered with a Licensed Bar.

Sunday’s programme will also feature a companion dog show.

The event opens at 10am and closes each day at 4pm. Admission on the gate is £7.50, with concessions £6 and children age five to 16 £3,

Children under the age of five go free, while a family ticket for two adults and two children will cost £19.

For advance tickets at discounted rates go to: http://www.oakleighfairs.co.uk/wrest/