Fun for all the family at Bedfordshire Country Fair this weekend

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.

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