Little Family Day Out – Fenland Country Fair

August Bank Holiday weekend in Cambridgeshire means it must be Fenland Country Fair.  My mum and I have been going to this for years and years, and it’s now a tradition for all the family to go every year.  It’s a relatively smallish, ‘proper’ country show.  As in their is none of that commercial plastic tat!  There are proper gun dog competitions and clay shooting competitions, hounds, a proper WI tent that kind of thing.

If you are heading there this weekend my top tips / must sees:

  • If you’ve got a baby head to the Mother’s Union tent near the car park – it’s a great free facility for baby feeding and changing.  They also attend the Wimpole Show and the Gransden Show, if you are local to Cambridgeshire and like your country shows!
  • Cyril the squirrel leading the terrier racing!
  • The horse driving and scurry completion was great fun to watch
  • The have a go timed dog obstacle course – near the gun dogs!  We watched a very naughty spaniel getting to the end of the course then making a break for it into the gun dog competitions.  It was great fun – even more so if you bring your dog!
  • The live deer, small children can get really close to these beautiful gentle creatures
  • The falconry display – again you can get very close to this magnificent birds
  • Take something to sit on, e.g. A travel rug if you can, the straw bales go quickly!
  • Dont forget your waterproofs, it is a Bank Holiday after all!  And conversely sun cream, we had showers and brilliant sunshine on a rolling cycle the day we were there!

Tickets are £12.50 under 11’s are free

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