Ipswich: Robin Hood Game and Country Show aims to entertain

Join Robin Hood and his merrymen at Ipswich’s Trinity Park for a weekend of fun for all the family.

The Robin Hood Game and Country Show is packed full of live entertainment, have-a-go activities, educational attractions and loads of shopping areas. If that’s not enough, Olympic gold medal winning shotgun shooter Peter Wilson is coming along on Sunday.

The entire event is based around the enormous main arena where the always popular jousting tournament show takes place twice both days; cheer on your favourite knights and gasp at their death-defying horseback stunt routine.

The as seen on TV Savage Skills Display Team will be showcasing their BMX stunt skills alongside birds of prey displays and the East Anglian Fire and Rescue Team will be carrying out a flaming hot demonstration using their fire engine and a whole load of water so watch out or you might get wet.

When event organisers say the weekend is for all the family they mean it. Your four-legged friends are more than welcome too, with activities and stands in the All About Dogs area sure to really get tails wagging.

Whether it’s making a splash in the Dock Dogs pool, dashing through an agility course or winning the Fun Dog Show trophy, there’s plenty for them and their owners to enjoy in this show within a show.

As well as all the fun for families, those who like hobbies and pastimes connected to the great outdoors will find plenty to see and do in Countryman’s Walk, a section of the show dedicated to country leisure pursuits and game sports.

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You can watch attractions in the countryside arena including Stephen Hood of Dunhamswood Gun Dogs and terrier and lurcher shows. There will also be coursing competitions with Paddy and the coursing crew as well as have-a-go gundog scurries, air-rifle firing ranges and the National Gamekeepers Organisation marquee with interesting venison butchery demonstrations and delicious tasters alongside countless other game and country orientated trade stands.

The Robin Hood Game and Country Show runs from 9.30am-5pm at Ipswich’s Trinity Park tomorrow and Sunday.

Events in the main arena run as follows: 10.30am DTCE Dog Display Team, 11am STAMPEDE Jousting Display, noon Flight of the Falcons, 12.30pm East Anglian Fire and Rescue Display, 1.30pm Berkley Owls – Owl Display, 2pm STAMPEDE Jousting Display, 3pm Lurcher Simulated Racing and Coarsing Demo.

Events in the All About Dogs Arena Saturday run as follows: 11.15am Dunhamswood Gun Dog Display, 11.45am Berkley Owls Agility Display, 12.15pm The Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team, 1pm Mis-fit Dog Club, 1.30pm fun and games with Chris Mancini, 2pm Dunhamswood Gun Dog Display, 2.30pm The Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team,

3.15pm, Mis-Fits Dog Club. Timings for Sunday are: 10.15am The East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Display Team, 10.45am Dunhamswood Gun Dog Display, 11.15am Berkley Owls Agility Display, 11.45am The Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team, 12.25pm Mis-fit Dog Club, 12.55pm, Tierney and Missy Heal Work To Music Craft Winners, 1.25pm fun and games with Chris Mancini, 1.55pm Dunhamswood Gun Dog Display, 2.25pm Tierney and Missy Heal Work To Music Craft Winners, 2.45pm Mis-fit Dog Club, 3.15pm The Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team.

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