ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNGER FAIR VISITORS 2018

There is a lot for younger visitors to see and participate in at the show.  With many attractions, demonstrations and have-a-go activities, children will have a fun, learning experience over the two days.  Below are just some of the attractions at the show this year.

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DISPLAYS & DEMONSTRATIONS EACH DAY

Econmantella – the mini lab with a difference.  Here you can see a variety of mini beasts, reptiles and birds, including some very rare species from around the world.

Free Flying Falconry – Adrian Halgarth will be appearing in the main arena twice daily with his free flying birds of prey demonstrations.  Some of these are interactive and Adrian will welcome younger visitors into the main arena to help out.

DAERA Fish Tank – If you want to learn more about our native fish species, head along to the DAERA stand where they have their fish tank stocked with a variety of fish that can be found in our local rivers.

Junior Countrysports Person & Young Countrysports Person Competitions – this year we are giving younger country sports enthusiasts the opportunity to demonstrate the work they do in their respective forms of country pursuits.  This will be carried out in the form of pre-entry competitions, with the shortlisted competitors invited along to the show on Sunday where the overall winners will be decided in each category.

Sunnyland Beagles – a real magnet for the children, this year the Sunnyland Beagles will be at the show.  Visitors can head along to the Countryside Alliance stand and pay them a visit.

HAVE-A-GO ACTIVITIES

‘Scruffs’ Pet Show – this is open to visitors of all ages and is popular with the young.  It is a free to enter competition and any breed of dog is welcome.  If you are bringing along your four legged friend to the show, then this event takes place each day in the main arena.

Scarvagh House Agility Challenge – this is agility with a difference.  Open to all ages and breeds of dog, handlers and their dogs have work to do to complete the course in the fastest time.  This takes place each day at the show.

Angling for the Young – here younger visitors can learn all about the pastime of fishing.  They will be granted a license, shown how to tie a fly, cast a line and can then put what they have practiced into action at the fair lake.

Fly Tying and Casting – if you want to learn more about the art of fishing, then the APGAI instructors have master classes each day where visitors of all ages can learn how to tie a fly or cast a line.

Pony Rides – these are always popular at the show and Jim and his team are back again this year offering pony rides to children attending the show.

Sling Shot / Catapult – new this year is the sling shot / catapult stand.  Here visitors can try out their skills at a different form of target sport.  Targets will be set up at specific ranges and if you don’t have your own sling shot don’t worry, you can use those provided at the stand.

Ferret Racing – there are a number of ferreting activities at the show each day from racing and showing, to the ferret x factor; a ferreting talent competitions for the kids.

Air Gun Shooting – here the kids can try out their hand at some target shooting.  There are a couple of different varieties of target shooting to try out for those up for the challenge.

Archery – could you be the next Robin Hood or Maid Marion?  If you want to give it a go, then head along to the archery stands, where you can try out your skills with the bow and arrow.

Funfair Rides and Game Stands – in addition to all of the above we have the usual funfair rides, games stands and mini quads each day.