Educational fun for all the family at the South Downs Show

Alanna Austin from Hay Days Horse Haven with prize winning horse Bau.''Southdowns Show at Queen Elizabeth Country Park Picture: Allan Hutchings (151267-838)

Alanna Austin from Hay Days Horse Haven with prize winning horse Bau.''Southdowns Show at Queen Elizabeth Country Park Picture: Allan Hutchings (151267-838)

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FAMILIES got the chance to find out more about the South Downs landscape as well as enjoy some entertainment.

The South Downs Show and Hampshire Wood Fair took place over the weekend at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

The Adams Axemen, lumberjack display team  (151267-727)

The Adams Axemen, lumberjack display team (151267-727)

There was a mixture of arena events, stalls, dog activities, an animal valley and woodwork demonstrations.

Sue Lowther went with her children Callum and Ruby, both aged nine. They also took their family dog Thistle along with them.

Mrs Lowther said: ‘We had a really great time and it was a great family day out.

‘We took a picnic and the kids took Thistle on a dog trial, which was an assault course.

We had a really great time and it was a great family day out

Visitor Sue Lowther

‘The children enjoyed the animal valley and having a look at which animal was in which barn.

‘We enjoyed looking at the stalls and the weather was nice and warm.’

Event organiser Terena Plowright said around 6,000 people attended over the two-day event.

She said: ‘Everyone that I spoke to said the atmosphere was amazing.

Ruby Lowther playing hoopla (151267-775)

Ruby Lowther playing hoopla (151267-775)

‘That’s down to the traders and all those who took part, who were absolutely brilliant.

‘The event is really designed to be fun and educational for those who attend.

‘Rather than just a beautiful landscape, the South Downs is much more.

‘And I want to thank the charities and societies that came to give talks about the South Downs.

‘It’s a place that provides food, it provides water and it provides tourism.

‘It was a great success and we will be back again next year on the third weekend of August.’

Terena also said thank you to event sponsor Beaver Tool Hire.

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