Summer Fair

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August 2018  10.00 am – 5.00pm

Come along to our Summer Fair  and celebrate the countryside in a fun-filled weekend for all the family – and that includes the family pooch! This amazing event is now a firm favourite in our calendar. With lots of things to see and do there is something for everyone: from  Dog Agility and Novelty Classes to The Secret Owl Garden and Target Archery – not to mention our wonderful food,  art, craft  and produce stalls, a Beer Tent and Village Cream Teas!

Craft Stalls can be found in The Courtyard and Gallery,  Refreshments in the Restaurant and Courtyard, Beer Tent and Village Cream Teas on the North Lawn

From local produce and crafts, to dog shows and target archery, country fairs are just one of the great British traditions which still have the power to remind us of a slower pace of life. Whether they are little village affairs or massive county gatherings, a country fair has the ability to give us a glimpse of another world, another era, and take us back to childhood holidays.

If you’re bringing along your family pooch, there’s an opportunity for them to strut their stuff in the novelty and pedigree dog show classes. Details of the classes will be published soon.

The only place to head after such energetic participation is our Courtyard Restaurant – Maria @ Picton – where an indulgence of fine food will round off the experience – and then there are the Village Cream Teas…the Beer Tent….The Picnic Box….

 Target Archery

Come along and have a go at target archery, with instruction from qualified coaches and experienced archers from Castle Archery. Almost anyone can take part in this challenging sport, there are even ultra-lightweight bows that tiny tots can shoot, but finding the 10 ring is harder than it looks in the movies!

Beware, archery can be highly addictive!

The Secret Owl Garden

Tucked away amongst the stunning woodland and wild flowers of Blue Bell Walk is Pembrokeshire’s largest collection of owls and home to 25 species.

Hidden within the trees, each aviary is designed specifically for each owl or pair of owls. ‘Hand-reared owls naturally identify with people, so they prefer to live on their own and have the freedom to come out and fly around the gardens every day, usually hoping to make new friends. The parent-reared owls on the other hand, prefer to stay with their own kind so live in pairs – and one day will raise a family of their own.

Throughout the day all the owls have an opportunity to stretch their wings and fly around the centre, however the team also run family friendly interactive sessions where people can learn about some of their ‘super powers’ such as silent flight, their highly developed and incredibly sensitive hearing systems,  and how the different colour of owls’ eyes do more than help you identify the species.

The daily activities at The Secret Owl Garden are enjoyed by all ages from 2 to 92. Owls like ‘Plop’, the Barn Owl, or ‘Little Hoot’ – a perfectly apt name for a Little Owl – like to join their new friends at Story Time and children can also enjoy Fudge’s Treasure Trail of Hoo’s Hoo where they can learn which owl is which. Families can pick up their ‘hoo’s hoo’ adventure guide at the shop when they arrive to help them find out where all the owls are hiding whilst they explore the gardens.

The Secret Owl Garden offer group taster sessions and private experiences. Group taster sessions are run throughout the day and can be booked on arrival at the shop. These 45 minute sessions give guests the chance to fly an owl to their gloved hand on the castle lawn and of course take lots of photos!

Private experiences offer the chance to fly three different species of owl through the woodland gardens. Here you will be given the opportunity to fly a small, medium and large owl so that you can feel the difference in weight, see their different styles of flight and hear the different noises that they make.

Even our really big owls are super friendly, so they can be flown by the smallest of people. Make sure you take at least a short amount of time to stroll through Bluebell wood to spot the owls when you visit today!

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Details of the Arts, Crafts and Produce Stalls You Can Expect To See Will Be Added Later

Please Check Back Regularly for Updates, More Information and Links

 The Country Fair takes place at Picton Castle and Gardens on

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August 2018  10.00 am – 5.00pm

Join Us!

Admission Prices To Be Confirmed

Those Little Extras…

Take a Castle Tour and see the controversial ‘Picton Renoir’ as featured on the BBC series of Fake or Fortune

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