Get Involved In Our Events.
There is absolutely loads to have a go at when you spend a day at the Thame Country Fair. We know that smaller people like to do, not just watch, and we have opportunities for them to have a go at things they will be bursting to write about in their weekend book when they get back to school! (Please note, places are restricted to first come, first served and there may be a height/age restriction on some activities)
ATEO Air Rifle Shooting
Shooting static targets with state of the art rifles – what’s not to like? Our expert coaches are there to make sure you succeed (one to one).
Bow Bees Archery
We are a husband-and-wife team, working to provide a professional service to the many people who visit the Living Heritage Country Fairs.Our aim to offer a unique opportunity to try archery, in a safe and secure environment by providing tuition, support and the correct equipment to enjoy a “have a go session”. Our biggest aim is to provide customer satisfaction, offer advice and knowledge, but above all make sure our customers have a good time and leave with a smile on their face.
A short falconry lesson with one of our expert falconers, learning how to hold these magnificent birds properly; how to fly them and a little bit about their care and background.
Great photo opportunity!
Have a twenty minute lesson with one of our fishermen from Salmon and Trout Conservation or Anglian Trust on how to bait your hook and cast it out ready to catch that fish. You may not manage to land a whale, but you will have a great time learning the principles of angling and might catch your first fish.
Please note that some venues may only allow dry skills casting / demonstrating. There is even a chance to participate in one of the Arena Demonstrations.
Our expert fishermen will teach you the ancient art of fly-tying – and you may even be good enough to enter our annual competition.
Crafts Make and Take
We have all types of crafts from sand art and painting pots, to throwing your own pot. You can make dinosaurs, sea-horses and all kinds of magical creatures to take away with you. Suitable for all ages from the very youngest.
Gun Dog Scurries
Also for your gun dog we have the Sandringham Lintran Junior Challenge. Can you get your dog to retrieve a dummy either seen, blind or over some bales? Lots of help and no pressure: you’re there to have fun… but your dog might just surprise you.
Bring your gun dog along to our gun dog clinic and our experienced handler Phil Parkin will give you some top tips in handling him and even getting him to do some basic gun dog work.
In the Dog Show
We have three different dog shows with child handling classes: if you have a lurcher there is the lurcher show, a terrier show for the terriers and the Fun Dog Show for all other breeds. In fact children are welcome to enter any class in any dog show, as long as they have control of the dog. Don’t forget your fancy dress costume for the Fun Dog Show!
Cute and Cuddly
Come and meet some of our small cute and furry creatures in the ferret or hamster tents. The ferrets will be racing every hour on the hour, so come and cheer on your favourites. The hamsters are there to look cute and enjoy the attention!
*parental warning: they do sell hamsters and cages! (But seriously if you are thinking of buying one anyway these are in the best possible condition)