Family fun promised at Burbage Common Open Day

Men traditionally dressed and dancing in a field with two musicians and spectators.

Published Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A FUN-PACKED day for the whole family is promised when Burbage Common holds its 23rd annual open day in May.

The area around the visitor centre at the Leicester Road entrance will be transformed on Sunday 7 May with a marquee accommodating a number of stalls including craft stalls, charity stalls and local and national environmental charities.

Among the attractions will be a dog show with various classes including: best puppy (under six months), best veteran over seven years, prettiest bitch, most handsome dog, waggiest tail and best child handler.

Pond dipping and den building will be amongst other activities that will be taking place throughout the day, as well as displays of maypole dancing and cheerleading.

There will also be demonstrations of traditional countryside crafts including wood turning, while Hinckley Archaeological Society will be present to help identify any unusual finds such as fossils, broken pottery, small pieces of metal or coins.

There will also be a farmers’ market area and many other food and refreshments stalls.

Admission to the event, which runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm, is free, but there may be a small charge for some of the activities and workshops held.