Watch these stunning birds of prey as they swoop and soar above the Countryside Arena, handled by some of the UK’s top falconers, under the leadership of Ben Long. You will learn how they are flown, and how they have been used in hunting since medieval times, then right through to the present day. You may even have the opportunity to come into the arena and fly one yourself.
Again, you are welcome to meet the birds afterwards in the designated Falconry Marquee.
Walk Up Shoot
A simulated walk up shoot, showing how different breeds are used to flush and retrieve game on a typical working shoot. With Paul Makepeace, Aubrey Ladyman and others.
Simon Whitehead, his lurcher and his team of ferrets will demonstrate how these little animals are used for the good of the countryside and farming world.
Simon is a true country man and shares a wealth of experience and understanding in this fascinating display.
We may be lacking in water in the Countryside Arena, but our angling experts Peter Johnson, Ian Kilgour and Barry Grantham will be welcoming young volunteers into the arena to learn about fly casting in this informative demonstration.
If this grabs your interest, head over to our angling marquee where you can book your own individual tuition, or ask any questions of our angling experts from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK or the Angling Trust
The question everybody is asking: Will Little Red Riding Hood escape the Big Bad Wolf again? And if she does, will he then turn his attentions on the Three Little Pigs? Great traditional fun for children of all ages!