Hunting barn owl

Hunting barn owl


By Ann Evans

Ragley garden photos by Rob Tysall, Tysall’s Photography.




For lovers of field sports and country life, The Game Fair, now in its 58th year, will be held at the magnificent Ragley Hall in Warwickshire from 29th-31st July, so now is the time to get your tickets.


The show brings together the very best of the British countryside and promises a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family, including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting. Visitors can also enjoy a host of food, drink and shopping stalls, as well as outdoor activities such as off-road driving.

Ragley Hall gardens

This will be the third time that Ragley has hosted the fair and this popular event will return in 2018 for its special 60th anniversary.


Among the attractions will be outdoor adventurer, Bear Grylls who will challenge the brave in his ultimate masterclass in self-rescue skills, delivered by his hand-picked team of highly trained experts in the Bear Grylls Survival Zone.


The kids can burn off some energy in the Kidz Zone. Here you’ll find an extensive picnic and family area complete with fun challenges for the children including a nine metre climbing wall aGame Fair

Masterchef presenter and TV legend, Gregg Wallace will be launching his Shot to Pot restaurant serving a delicious rustic menu for breakfast and lunch.


Visitors will be spoilt for choice browsing more than 850 exhibitors, amongst them Gunmakers RowR and Europe’s longest ever shooting line will be offering something for all those interested in shooting.


Gundog Row is the hub for all dog lovers while the Sporting Dog Pavilion brings together over 20 representative breeds of gundogs.

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And visitors will be able to interact with, learn about and watch many different species of magnificent and awe-inspiring birds of prey at the ever popular falconry displays.


Hilary Philpott, House Manager at Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens stated: “We are delighted to be hosting the 58th Game Fair which has always been one of the most popular shows at Ragley Hall. From those passionate about country pursuits to families looking for a fun-filled day out, The Game Fair it set to be a great day out for everyone.”

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Tickets are available from The Game Fair website, and there are further offers available for members of a wide range of guest associations. For more information visit:


For more information on Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens please visit:

Ragley Hall