Gatton Park in Reigate to hold its Country Fair this Sunday

Gatton Park in Reigate will be the place to be this Sunday (July 6) for a day of family fun, country-life-style.

For this year's Gatton Park Country Fair will be taking place in the picturesque park in Rocky Lane from noon to 5pm.

The event will feature demonstrations of country crafts, children's activities, food stalls, circus entertainers and a barbecue.

There will also be the Surrey Fly Fishing team in action, giving lessons on Hop Garden Pond, pony and tractor rides and farm animals.

But arguably making the biggest splash of the day will be the team of Newfoundland dogs, who will be practising water rescues on Engine Pond.

There will be more animal magic in the form of a dog show, birds of prey, ferrets and the Surrey Reptile and Amphibian Society's rare species of lizards, snakes and frogs. In addition, there will be punting on the park's Serpentine, Aceairplay inflatables, including a children's bouncy slide and an adults and children's bungee run, and a golf competition. The park's gardens and grounds will be open – the picturesque setting including a bird hide, a restored Victorian parterre at the centre of the estate, and restored rock and Japanese gardens, all situated in 250 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown-designed parkland. Dogs on leads are welcome, and pet owners are being encouraged to enter them for the event's dog show. The Gatton Park Country Fair will run from noon to 5pm with entry £5 for adults and children under 16 free. Gatton Park is open on the first Sunday of the month from February to October. Website: www.gattonpark.com

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