Countryside Day promises fun for the whole family

Traditional rural activities and a host of fun events for the whole family will be showcased at Daventry Country Park’s annual Countryside Day.

The free event, on Sunday, May 11 from midday to 4pm, is one of the largest and most popular in the park’s calendar. Hundreds of people attend each year to see the wide range of exhibitors and demonstrations including falconry displays, rare breed sheep and timber crafts.

Dog owners will be able to get their pets micro-chipped for free by the Dogs Trust and pick up advice on dog behaviour.

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There will be fun inflatables for youngsters, orienteering with the Octavian Droobers, arts and craft stalls and a host of exhibitors including Abingdon Park Model Yacht Club, Scouts and Girl Guiding groups and various wildlife and conservation organisations, including the Canal and Rivers Trust and the RSPB.

Gemma Cooper, Community Projects Officer at Daventry District Council, which has organised the event, said: “From falconry demonstrations to bouncy castles and country crafts, the Countryside Day promises something for all the family.

“There will be a chance to get up close to the Country Park’s own Lexislox flock of sheep and find out more about wildlife and conservation from a range of groups.

“It’s always a popular event, and I’m sure that visitors will have a great time.”

For more information about Countryside Day contact Gemma Cooper at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.