Country fair to offer bucking bronco, assault course and inflatable laser tag


CHILDREN will be able to tackle a giant assault course, ride a bucking bronco and play inflatable laser tag at this year’s Galloway Country Fair.

The annual fair, held at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, will see the introduction of a brand new, free children’s entertainment zone which also includes a bouncy castle and mini quad bikes.

Brave youngsters can also take on the low ropes course – a 65ft challenge packed with various activities to keep everyone entertained.

Children can have a go on the giant assault course
Children can have a go on the giant assault course


A new addition to the fair, which will take place on the weekend over the 22 August, is a dedicated baby changing and feeding area.

Mums will also be able to make a stop at the Sling Stop Buggy Drop where they can be fitted with a sling, enabling them to leave the buggy behind and enjoy the weekend.

Animal-loving families will also be well-catered for, as Drumlanrig’s own David Lisett performs gundog displays on both days and the Galloway Gundogs take part in a scurry test.

The fair’s much-loved Sheep Show will make a welcome return alongside a new Dog and Duck Display – a 20-minute duck-herding show with audience participation to give the kids the chance to get involved.

There will also be the largest ever food marquee offering a wealth of produce, and a Decorative Cupcake competition for young budding bakers.

Animal-lovers will also be catered for
Animal-lovers will also be catered for


Anna Fergusson, Visitor Services Centre Manager at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “Galloway Country Fair has always been a highlight of our summer calendar and this year, we’re more family-focused than ever, particularly given the addition of a dedicated feeding and changing area.

“We love to welcome families to Drumlanrig throughout the year, and the Fair is a great opportunity to explore the grounds of the Estate, visit the array of stalls and take part in our various family friendly activities.”

The annual fair takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, from 9am-6pm.Tickets are on sale now and are priced at £12 for adults, £5 for ages 5-16, £10 for concessions and £30 for a family pass. Under-fives go free.

A special three night camping offer is also in place for 2015 for visitors who want to stay on site and enjoy a whole weekend’s worth of entertainment.

Tickets are now available to purchase at Visit the website for further information and to keep up to date with the latest news.