Family fun at the River Cottage Spring Food Fair
The River Cottage Spring Food Fair, taking place across the late May bank holiday weekend, 27th – 29th May 2017, is set to be a hit with adults and children alike. The Fair provides the perfect opportunity to get the whole family down to River Cottage, to explore the farm nestled in the stunning East Devon countryside and to celebrate the majesty of the spring season and all it has to offer.
Under 16s go free and will be kept entertained with a plethora of free activities including forest school where youngsters will connect with nature and have fun building shelters and collecting wood for campfires. The Spring Fair’s new bee area is set to be a great success – as well as learning about the insects and their role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems, children can try their hand at beeswax candle making. Other workshops include felting and lucet braiding, pottery and natural woodcraft.
Children will enjoy having their faces painted by Rainbow Gecko, who will also be engulfing youngsters in giant bubbles! Excess energy can be burned off welly wanging or hula hooping.
The whole family will enjoy the free farm and garden tours – a great chance to take a peek behind the scenes at River Cottage HQ! Everyone can marvel together at the falconry displays and enjoy the excitement of the unfathomably fast ferret racing. There’s a whole animal area to be enjoyed and even the opportunity for little ones to enjoy a donkey ride!
Nobody will go hungry at the Spring Fair as river River Cottage Street Food joins forces with local artisan producers to open up a world of delicious dishes. There will also be a fully licensed bar serving local ciders, beers, wines and exciting seasonal cocktails. New for 2017 is the chance to enjoy a sit down meal in the pop up restaurant, located in the famous farmhouse itself which boasts a mouthwatering menu designed using fresh, seasonal and local produce.
A team of experts will be on hand to share their culinary tips and seeds of gardening wisdom throughout the three-day weekend. The Main Stage will be packed with cookery demonstrations from guest chefs, while green-fingered visitors can head to the Garden Stage to listen to expert talks on a huge variety of topics related to horticulture. Visitors keen to learn something new can book onto one of the popular masterclasses. Starting at just £15 these include Bread & Butter from scratch in an hour, Wild Cocktails and Super Salads and Ferments, whilst kids can learn the secrets behind Cookies and Doughnuts!
For more information and to book tickets, visit the website: www.rivercottage.net/springfoodfair. River Cottage is running a free park and ride service to and fro