All set for a great day at park

A HOST of activities for all the family to enjoy will be the order of the day at the annual Countryside Day on Sunday.

The free event is the biggest day of the year at Daventry Country Park and will showcase the best in traditional countryside events and local activities.

Logs on Draught, a horse logging team from Warwick, will provide demonstrations with Bruno, the Belgian draught horse dragging felled trees.

Working Gundogs will be hosting a training session for advance gundogs, there will be a selection different breeds on display.

A falconry team will be attending with a selection of eagles, falcons, hawks and owls, with talks on their habits delivered throughout the day, followed by a flying display.

Pets at Home will again host their amateur dog show where people can take along their dogs and puppies to be judged, while there will also be art and craft workshops for children, the Phoenix Youth Centre will be doing some boxing displays for teenagers, and DDC’s recreation team and play rangers will be setting up an inflatable football pitch.

Simon Bovey, director at Daventry District Council which has organised the event, said: “From falconry demonstrations to bouncy castles and country crafts, there promises to be something for all the family at the Countryside Day.

“In recent years the event has been held in the Northern Field, but this year, due to the sheer number of exhibitors, it will once again be held in the meadows, allowing visitors to enjoy the beautiful wildlife and scenery in the park.

“It’s always a popular and exciting event, and I’m sure that visitors to the Country Park will have a really enjoyable time.”

Countryside Day runs at the park, off Daventry’s Northern Way, from noon to 4pm on Sunday, and for more information go to www.daven trydc.gov.uk/countrysideday