Country Pursuits

We aim for a country show that encompasses all aspects of rural living to entertain and educate people from all walks of life. There are plenty of country pursuits at the Show, many of which you can actually take part in!

14591804464_a975ef21a0_oCourtesy of Old Downs Pursuits. Clay shooting can be a sport for all. Come and ‘Have A Go’ – whether you have tried this before or not, this is the activity for you! There will be professional shooting instructors on hand to guide you through your experience with smaller/lighter guns and cartridges available for ladies and younger people. For the more experienced shooter, bring along your gun and try out our 50 target shoot. Either have a practice or enter into a competition.

We’re delighted to bring back have-a-go archery to this year’s host of family-fun activities. Under the watchful eye Archeryof experienced instructors from Birds Hill Days, youngsters and adults alike can put their precision and accuracy to the test.

And there’s more…

If you like watching highly-trained dogs demonstrating their skills, the prestigious gundog event, the Queen Anne Cup, is running throughout the Show and the Falconry display will give you the opportunity to see birds of prey up close.

Vintage tractors, vehicles and machinery

A fantastic display with machinery dating back as far as 1897 – a steam engine-driven saw. There are tractors pre-1918 and even a 1918 Ford Model T car.

Off road experience – David Hendry Cars

David Hendry Cars SsangYong Dealer for Wiltshire and surrounding areas invite you to join in a 4WD adventure around the beautiful Cirencester Park estate taking in different and challenging terrain. You will be able to ride in the newly launched Musso and new Rexton 400.

You will also be able to see the complete SsangYong range of vehicles on David Hendry Cars show stand from where you can book you off road experience. No charge is made for the ride but we would appreciate a donation to Cancer Research UK if you feel able.

rifle-rangeRifle Range

Whether your a lifelong gun enthusiast or a complete novice, you can experience the thrill of semi automatic guns across 4 lane mobile range. No experience is necessary, the Range Officers are always on hand to ensure safe operation and demonstrate how to use the firearms responsibly.

Reactive Aiming Paintball & Tactical Operation Range (RAPTOR)

RAPTOR uses magazine fed paintball markers and a variety of tactical equipment to deliver a more realistic and unique paintball experience.  Participants can compete against the clock, other participants or both. It’s not just about speed, it’s about speed and accuracy!