Blow away the winter cobwebs next month at the first Spring Country Fair at Stonyhurst College, featuring top chefs, workshops, music and recitals, magic shows for children and lots of product and craft stalls.
The weekend fair takes place on April 6 and April 7, when more than a hundred companies from across the country will be exhibiting throughout the historic college. Visitors will be able to browse at their leisure, and see the splendour of the historic school and grounds before visiting the tempting tearoom.
The array of products ranges from fashion and textiles to arts and crafts, gifts and accessories, soft furnishings and garden crafts. There will be cookery demonstrations courtesy of Carl Josef Kitchens and Bedrooms, and award-winning chefs – including Paul Heathcote from Heathcotes Brasserie, Lewis Gallagher from Stanley House Hotel and Spa, and Steven Smith, of the Freemasons at Wiswell – in Stonyhurst’s historic Top Refectory.
Other demonstrations and workshops include the Wirral Ukulele Fanatics, twice-daily wood turning demonstrations, hand bells, live recitals from Barefoot Books, and an exclusive Needle Felting Workshop.
The Spring Country Fair promises to be a day out for all the family, featuring entertainment for the children with magic shows and face painting. Top-of-the-range Lexus cars and small traditional sailing craft will be on display in the beautiful grounds.
Tickets, at £5 and £3 for children and concessions, can be bought on arrival, and car parking is free and readily available.