Bees and Butterflies Summer Fair Fun

The Summer Fair is soon upon us and we are getting a real buzzaround the event.  This year, we have decided to have a fluttering theme of bees and butterflies. We want to celebrate these amazing critters and all that they do to help pollinate the crops around us. 
We have a bee hive demonstration, as well as a Butterfly Chase and many more wildlife themed activities that are being kindly developed by the girls from Newport High School. 
To complement the bee and butterfly theme, we are encouraging everyone who attends to unleash their inner butterfly…or bee –so, straighten your antennae and flutter your wings and join in with some fancy dress fun!

We will also have our usual market with lots of local producers selling their wares. This year, we have got jewellery from Button It!  and Jeanie Jewellery, food from the Ultimate Fudge Company, Crumbs Cakery, The Goat Ice-Cream Company and Polly’s Parlour, soap from Soapbox, handmade pet homes from Built 4 Paws and wooden crafts from The Wood Life and From Mrs G with Love….and the booking forms are still coming in!
There will be donkey rides, tractor rides and tree climbing!

The Owl Experience will be here with their beautiful owls and  birds of prey.

 The RAF helicopter is coming in for a flying visit and you can scramble all over the helicopter!

A-Star Sports will also be here organising sports sessions with the kids.
Dan’s Cannons will be here – see how far you can shoot a “cannon” using your body and a little help from gravity…or have a go at Welly Wanging and see how far you can wang a welly – with a prize for the furthest throw!
We’ve also got some fantastic rural/traditional craft demonstrators coming, including Pics and Sticks and their green wood workshop, the Ellesmere Wool  Spinners, Helen and Kelvin Stanley demonstrating willow basket weaving, Andy Hyde with the ancient art of hewing and Barbara and her working horses Tyler and Billy…
Phew…! There will of course be a tea and cake stall run by the wonderful Fordhall volunteers, Ben’s Fordhall BBQ will be out serving delicious sausages and burgers and ice-cream from Polly’s Parlour… you can then sit back and watch (or join in) the country dancing lead by Maggie Love and Geoff Turner.

£3 per person (under 4’s free!), 10am-4pm, Sunday 7thJuly…be there or be square… 🙂