Summer fun down at Craigtoun Country Park

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Join in the fun this Sunday, August 30 at the Charity Fair day at Craigtoun Country Park.

Amidst the usual attractions will be added interest as local charities will be set up in the park to demonstrate all the good work they do in the community.

The stalls, which will offer information and handouts may also provide some added entertainment such as bottle stalls, coconut shies and other family friendly activites.

All of the proceeds made from the stalls on the day will be contributed to the charity’s funds.

With sunshine forecast the usual popular facilities will also be available such as the Rio Grande train, the Puffin’ Billy tractor ride and the boating lake with pedalos and rowing boats, charged at the usual fee.

Other interesting events include displays by the Methilhill Pipe Band, a great Model Boat Club show along with one of the Park favourites - the Inspired Falconry display.

Bill Sangster of the Friends of Craigtoun said: “The display gives people the chance to see some birds of prey that most have never had the opportunity to see close up before.

“There will be much more to entertain all the family, so come along and bring a picnic, or enjoy the cafe, which will be serving food and drink and, of course, ice cream, throughout the day.

“Tyrant the dino is also making an appearing on Sunday which is a great fun attraction for the young ones.

“There are also the park gardens and greenhouses to enjoy which are beautiful at this time of year.”

The charity event and entry to Craigtoun Country Park will be free of charge with plenty of free parking available throughout the day.

The event will run from 12 to 5pm.