The one date you need to earmark these summer holidays is Sunday August 20, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

That’s the date of the Craft and Country Fair, staged by the Magpie Centre, home of West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Association at Wallington Hall, South Runcton, PE 33 0EP. Find us on the A10, about three miles north of Downham Market.

Classic vehicle exhibition

Motor vehicle fans are well catered for, with displays of classic cars, tractors and motorbikes, while art and design enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice by the 30 stands in the indoor school.

Horse displays & pony rides

A Shire horse, complete with harness, will be on show, and a carriage driving demonstration sets out to prove that carriage driving is for everyone, not just the select few. In addition, Susi Rogers-Hartley, remember her from the Lloyds Bank TV ad? illustrates how, as a wheelchair user, she transports, tacks up and mounts her lovely horse, Summer. Plus rides on the lovely Magpie Centre ponies.

Pets’ Corner

Children’s attractions include a Pets’ Corner featuring alpacas, and our feathered friends will be well-represented by a falconry display. Rumour has it that “Hagrid” of Harry Potter fame, is to put in an appearance, and there will be plenty of face-painting and bouncy castle activities.

Competitions and Races

If you have a competitive streak, you might like to make up a Tug o’ War team to vie for a trophy, plus a cash prize, to be donated to the charity of your choice. Teams of eight (ladies or gents) are welcome. Just call Graham on 01366 388478 or 07957 335104 to register your interest. A mobility scooter race is also on the agenda: managing one of these is not as easy as it looks. Come along and have a laugh, or have a go yourself.


Sampling all these attractions is sure to work up an appetite, but there’s plenty of delicious food on offer, including Sargeants’ sausages and burgers, plus pizzas freshly-baked in a wood-fired oven, as well as a variety of home-made cakes.

Admission & Parking

Admission is £5.00 for adults; Children under 5 free; Children 5 – 16 £2.50; Family ticket (two adults plus three children £15), Concession (Disabled and Seniors) £4.00

There will be plenty of FREE parking.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Sorry, no dogs admitted except service animals.

Dogs should not be left in parked vehicles.

Magpie Centre Craft & Country Fair 20th August 2017

Magpie Centre Craft & Country Fair 20th August 2017

Pony Rides with Pebbles and the other Magpie ponies

Pony Rides with Pebbles and the other Magpie ponies

Exhibition of classic cars and vehicles

Exhibition of classic cars and vehicles

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