Friday 26th July - Sunday 28th July 2024
The Game Fair is the annual gathering for people passionate about countryside pursuits, the Great British Countryside and the British summer in all its glory. With something for everyone, this event is the festival of the countryside that celebrates everything from clay shooting to archery, gundog scurries and international championships to fishing, falconry, ferreting and equestrian. Artisan food and drink, shopping galore and hands-on outdoor activities guarantee that there is something for the whole family. Our camping and glamping facilities can ensure you experience the event for the entire weekend!
For more information and tickets visit: www.gamefair.org
Well it isn’t the biggest show of its kind for nothing… The Game Fair has a huge selection of displays and shows for you to enjoy. From Elegant Gardens, to Woodland Features and from Falconry to Ferreting, there is something for everyone. There is a large selection of both horse and dog shows for you to enjoy, when you can see people hanging off the side of a horse, or perhaps a dog following its master’s every command in the Gundog classes.
The Active Countryside for All is a popular area and you can try your hand at mountain boarding or perhaps an aerial trek. You can even have a go at laser clays – clay pigeon shooting without the pellets! Don’t worry, no pigeons are hurt doing this… a clay pigeon is a circular clay disk, so the only creature at risk is Morph…
There is also a 4x4 course that you can have a go on. Or perhaps a helicopter pleasure flight? Or how about a sunset balloon ride? What else could you ask for from a Game Fair??!! There really is everything. If you want to spend the day debating, then head over to the theatre and argue to your heart’s content…sorry, I mean debate.
The Game Fair is held in July, the height of British Summer, so best to pack some waterproofs!! If it does decide to pour with rain, you can quickly change; even once it has stopped raining, the grass will be soaked and you may end up with the two-tone trouser effect. Chuck a sunhat and sun cream in the back of the car as well, so if the sun does appear, you can be prepared for it, and avoid looking like a tomato.
Lightweight clothes are a must, whatever the weather. In heat waves, it will stop you from overheating, and if it decides to pour with rain, they can dry easily. There is nothing worse than having to walk around a show ground wearing wet jeans. Joules clothing have really good range of clothing suitable for the British summer, you can visit their website to have a peek at some of the delights they have to offer.
Footwear wise, stilettos are really not recommended. Even in incredibly dry weather, your heels will end up disappearing into the ground. Flat, comfortable shoes that are easy to walk in are a good idea for when it is dry. Blisters are your worst enemy, and they tend to prey on anyone who thinks they can “get away with it”. You’ll be doing a lot more walking than you realise.
And last but not least, jewellery. Whatever the weather, our fabulous sterling silver jewellery will never tarnish, so you have nothing to fear whilst walking around.