Displays and Attractions

Simon Whitehead – Pakefield Ferrets 

Simon Whitehead is a unique character amongst modern day Britain, if not the world. He is one of a small band of people that make their entire living from rabbits. He is a traditional warrener and author of many books which include the acclaimed ‘Ahead of the Game’. This is a book that delves into the history, harvest, preparation and cooking of wild rabbit. This forms the provenance of his demonstrations which are both educational and amusing!
 
In-between demonstrations Simon, his ferrets and dogs are on hand for interaction with the public and the static display is always a hive of activity as they are many questions to be answered, ferrets to be held and stories to be told. As ferreting is normally carried out in unsociable surroundings and often in solitude, Simon uses the arena demonstrations and static display to explain and illustrate why ferreting in the true sense of the word with ferreter, their ferret’s, dog and nets are fast becoming a more sought-after figure in the countryside and towns of the UK. The ferreter is the epitome of the organic and environmentally friendly hunter/gatherer and as such a supplier of first class organic, free range meat for the table. The world is moving on, technology is changing our society, but it is refreshing to find Simon trying to not only make people realise and understand why we ferret but more importantly, get newcomers into the countryside to continue such a fine tradition.
 
A raconteur of some repute, Simon can display, demonstrate and educate this traditional craft that has survived the growth in technology, showing why the Pakefield Ferrets motto of “ensuring the tradition of ferreting IS continued for further generations” is long remembered after the show has closed.

The Sheep Show

THE SHEEP SHOW is EDU-tainment at its best. A live stage show offering up to 4 x 30 minute shows a day, appearing at over 120 outdoor shows throughout the country from the Orkney Isles to the Royal Cornwall. Presented in humorous kiwi style the show introduces us to 9 different breeds of sheep, each with a story to tell and are welcomed on to the stage by their own theme tune.

‘Lenny the Lincoln Long wool’ arrives to a great Bob Marley tune (very apt for a sheep that has natural dread locks). We are then given a very informative shearing display and learn more about wool

However, just to add to this already humorous but educational show, the sheep then do The Sheep Show Shuffle, Yes Dancing sheep!

See the Sheep Show at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm on both show days.

Lets Go Alpacas!

Let’s Go Alpacas! offers a range of alpaca experiences in the heart of Norfolk’s Thetford Forest.  We aim to provide an extensive, informative and enjoyable experience for all ages during our highly attended walk experiences or at one of our Alpaca Parties! We have weekend availability all year round and weekday availability during most school holidays. Attending shows such as East Anglian Game and Country Fair, has become second nature to our alpacas who look forward to meeting you at our stand.

We also offer stud services from our prize-winning herd and sales of breeding and pet quality animals. If you are thinking of starting your own alpaca herd Let’s Go Alpacas! would be happy to help you begin your journey. Providing information on alpacas is something we pride ourselves on and hopefully we can help you with all thing’s alpaca.      

Find out more information at: www.letsgoalpacas.co.uk or call us on: 07827331982 / 01953 497074.

 

Donkey Rides With Real Donkey’s

Try something new at the East Anglian Game Fair this year and have a ride on a donkey. 

Real Donkeys have been working the golden mile at Blackpool for over 21 years.

Real Donkeys return to the East Anglian Game & Country Fair for the third year in a row, offering classic children’s entertainment to the younger generations. The donkeys love all the attention they receive from the public and are a joy to watch. Full safety head gear is provided.

Junior Clay Shooting

High Lodge are returning once again to host the Junior Clay Shooting at the East Anglian Game & Country Fair. Also for those less experienced or complete novices who want to have-a-go they have 3 Instructional stands available where full instruction will be given. 

Shooting each day from 9.30am till 4.30pm. Bring your own gun and cartridges. Cartridges also available to purchase on the day if required. Under 16’s must be supervised by an adult.

Juniors (9-16 years) – £16
Juniors Re-Entry – £14

Archery - have a go

Archery

Archery is suitable for the whole family from 6 yrs upwards. You don’t need to wear anything special just come as you are. 
 
All sessions include instruction and safety briefing, all equipment and tuition from expert and qualified archery coaches. 
 
Their archery instructors are experienced at working with complete beginners, as well as archers who are looking to hone their skills. Crossbows are suitable for the whole family from 8 yrs upwards.

Children’s Entertainment

Funfair, Climbing walls, archery, a carousel, bungee trampolines, slides, simulators, water walking balls, the Junior Fishing Competition and the Junior Clay Shoot Competition

Childrens entertainment and rides

Wycomb Pastures Mobile Petting Farm

We are delighted to welcome family run, Wycombe mobile petting farm to the show for the first time this year. Young and old alike can get the full ‘Farmyard Experience’. Meet sheep, goats, a pony and get up close to the cute and friendly small animals in ‘Cuddle Corner’. You will have to opportunity to hold and stroke guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens and even a tortoise.

Starting Handle Club

The Starting Handle Club was created in 1974 by a small group of enthusiasts interested in preserving, working and displaying vintage and classic agricultural and horticultural bygone farm machinery.

The members cover a wide range of ages from all walks of life, Come and see the vehicles on our stand.

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