Thousands are expected to return to Yeovil Country Park for this year’s May Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday.
Organised by South Somerset District Council’s Countryside Team, the event will include:
Puppetry and story telling
Art & craft activities
Birds of prey and owl display
Yeovil & District Model Boat Club
Countryside stalls and activities
The aim of this free event is to raise the public’s awareness of the countryside through enjoyable activities, demonstrations and displays. There are also opportunities to inform the public about traditional crafts, conservation, wildlife, farming and sustainability.
Katy Menday, Countryside Manager for South Somerset District Council said, “We hope to see a packed fayre once again with people enjoying the popular returning wildlife stalls and new activities.
“We’ve got a good variety of stalls for all ages – woodland products, country crafts, face painting and local food and drink included.
“It is all part of the district council’s role to educate people about our environment and improve access to our countryside sites, so this is about creating opportunities for people to learn from our rangers and enjoy a community event.”
Councillor Sylvia Seal, portfolio holder for Leisure & Culture said, “We’ve seen more and more people come to our Yeovil Country Park Fayre on the Bank Holiday Monday so we are expecting to see a good crowd again. It’s a great opportunity for families to get involved with things and learn traditional crafts used across South Somerset.”
The free event will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May between 10am and 4pm on the grass area outside Goldenstones Leisure Centre.
More information on South Somerset District Council’s countryside events can be found at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/countrysideevents