We have so much at the show for our younger visitors to see and participate in.  With many attractions, demonstrations and have-a-go activities, children will have a fun learning experience over the two days and will take home lots of special memories.  Below are just some of the attractions at the show this year.

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Ecomantella – 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 – SMJ Falconry from the beautiful “Brontë Country” at Oxenhope, West Yorkshire have many years of falconry experience and will be appearing in the main arena twice daily with their free flying birds of prey demonstrations.  These will include interactive fun for our younger visitors who will be welcomed in to the main arena to help out.  They will also have a static display of birds for visitors to meet and learn about.

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.

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.

Face Painting & Balloon Modelling – 2 Minds Ministries will be providing face painting each day for the younger fair visitors as well as balloon modelling on the Sunday at the show.  There will be other fun activities also included for the children each day in this marquee.


‘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 – introduced at the show a few years ago, the Catapult range has become a very popular attraction with visitors of all ages.  Here they 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 catapult, 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 with fun racing and showing classes for all.  Especially popular with our younger fair goers!

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.