What’s on for Children at Holkham Country Fair

North Norfolk’s biennial Country Fair is offering fun for all the family.

North Norfolk’s biennial Country Fair is offering fun for all the family with an action packed line-up of child friendly activities and attractions across the two-day event on 22 & 23 July. And what’s more children aged 14 years and under will be able to enjoy all the entertainment absolutely free.

Originally set up by the 7th Earl of Leicester Edward Coke, Holkham Country Fair has always been an event to educate children about country life in a fun, cost-effective and memorable way. The much-loved event will be welcoming back some of its popular attractions as well as offering some brand news ones too, including:

The 60 meter long Zip Wire which is a first for 2017. Suitable for all ages, children can enjoy an adrenaline rush as they speed through the grounds of Holkham Hall.
 
Charlotte Hill’s Birds of Prey. Families can enjoy performances taking place in the Grand Ring or visit the falconry area to listen to talks and displays about the birds.
 
Exotic Animal Encounters. Children will have the chance to meet and interact with exotic animals which would normally only be seen in a zoo. Enjoy learning about the animal kingdom before meeting meerkats, skunks, coatimundi, snakes and much more.
 
Children can enjoy the Old Tyme Fairground complete with Galloping Horses, a Helter Skelter, Chairs-o-Planes and a Ferris wheel.
 
To encourage participation, the Children’s March Past gives younger visitors the opportunity tomarch with the band around the Grand Ring. One lucky child will also be named Drum Major and lead the march.
 
Ferret Racing and Showing. The Cambridgeshire Ferret Welfare and Rescue Society will be joining the Fair to allow children to learn more about the animals and possibly even pet them.

Sarah Green, Organiser for Holkham Country Fair, comments:

“More and more children today have less contact with the countryside because modern-day technology, as much as it offers many benefits, is consuming their time and energy. Holkham Country Fair is all about encouraging children to put the smartphone down and embrace the great outdoors in a fun environment with the whole family. We appreciate these type of events can be quite a pricey affair so we do allow children 14 years and under to enter for free.”

Dotted around the showground, families can enjoy countryside favourites such as Dog Agility, Archery, Beekeeping and much more. The Grand Ring will also be boasting a full programme of events taking place including Dzhigitovka! – The Way of the Cossack Warrior, a Gamegoer Gundog Display and The Red Arrows* to name a few.

Holkham Country Fair aims to provide children with the opportunity to learn something new and this year sees the introduction of a Family Fishing area in association with the charity Get Hooked on Fishing. Children can have a go at basic coarse fishing sessions; learn some top tips about how to catch more fish from angling experts and enjoy pond dipping to find out what lurks under the water.

Sarah continues:

“We work really hard in the lead-up to the two-day event so we can offer an abundance of activities suitable for all ages and abilities. The great thing about Holkham Country Fair is the fun doesn’t have to stop after the event closes its gates as we offer camping / caravanning pitches so families can really get back to nature.”

Tickets for day, weekend and camping are now available. For more information or to book tickets visit: http://www.holkhamcountryfair.co.uk

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