Countryside tradition on show at park

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Traditional rural activities, plus lots of fun and games will be packed into Daventry Country Park this Sunday (May 12).

The annual free Countryside Day, run by Daventry District Council (DDC), will showcase the best in traditional countryside events and local activities, and always attracts hundreds of people to the park.

The day runs from noon to 4pm, this Sunday at Daventry Country Park. There will be a range of exhibitors and demonstrations including chainsaw carving, falconry and working gun dogs. There will also be horse logging, rare breed sheep, representatives from the Wildlife Trust and Dog Trust, as well as bouncy castles, fair rides, and various craft and exhibitor stalls.

The Octavian Droobers orienteering group will also be hosting activities for beginners to introduce them to the sport from the Scout Hut, off Northern Way.

Councillor Alan Hills, community culture and leisure portfolio holder at DDC, which has organised the event, said: “The countryside day is one of the most popular events at the park and is always very well attended.

“No doubt it will be another excellent day with the chance to see various traditional countryside activities in a wonderful setting, and I hope lots of families pay a visit and have a great time.”

For more information about countryside day contact Gemma Cooper at the district council on 01327 871100.