Families have fun at annual country fair in Rougham

Youngsters enjoying activities on offer at the fair
Youngsters enjoying activities on offer at the fair
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A variety of animals, rural traditions and children’s entertainment provided fun days out for families in West Suffolk last weekend.

Thousands of people flocked to the West Suffolk Country Fair at Rougham Airfield on Saturday and Sunday.

Bailey and Lilly Matthews in the rabbit enclosure

Bailey and Lilly Matthews in the rabbit enclosure

“A jolly good time was had by all,” said Emma Owen, managing director of Oakleigh Fairs, which has hosted the event in its current format for the last three years.

She added: “There was a good range of entertainment - the terrier racing, which the children joined in with, birds of prey flying, Newfoundland dogs, horse whisperer Grant Bazin and, of course, the steam engines which are always such a delight to have with us, big ones, little ones, and there was even a steam car.”

Youngsters were able to bottle feed lambs, get wowed by Devilstick Peat’s circus workshops and play on the bouncy castles and fairground rides, while there were also rural skills demonstrations and a host of arts, crafts, gifts, lifestyle and food stalls to browse, among other activities.

Organisers say Sunday’s companion dog show was ‘well attended’, despite the rain earlier in the day.

The fair featured full and scale model steam engines

The fair featured full and scale model steam engines

And, while the total amount raised is not yet known, proceeds from this year’s show will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Artistic blacksmith Rob Caley

Artistic blacksmith Rob Caley