Families enjoy fun in the sun at Brinsbury Show

May 24, 2017

A bumper crowd turned out for this year’s Brinsbury Show and Country Fayre.

Around 4,000 visitors turned out and enjoyed a day filled with fun and games at the beautiful Brinsbury campus of Chichester College.

As ever, animal antics proved popular with people drawn to watching the dog agility exhibitions and horse shows.

The lure of finding out about days gone by was also appealing – particularly for younger guests who were enthralled by the medieval foot combat and gunnery demonstrations.

There were lots of opportunities for visitors to ‘have a go’ themselves, with various activities across the campus ranging from tree climbing to crazy golf. Our expert lecturers were on hand sharing lots of DIY and gardening advice, while Southern Cranes gave youngsters – and the young at heart – the chance to try their hand at controlling various construction machinery.

Debbie Parker visited with her family. She said: “It was a fantastic day, as always and so much to see and do.

“It was so well organised and staff/students were helpful and informative. Well done to everybody involved – a big thumbs up from us!”

Principal Shelagh Legrave OBE started the day by planting the first seeds for the new Brinsbury wildflower meadow.

She said: “Every year, the Brinsbury Show gets bigger and better and I think this year was one of the best yet – the sun even made a welcome appearance for us.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the beautiful campus and all it has to offer – showcasing everything from our farm animals to our forge.

“The show simply couldn’t happen without the support of our students and staff, who volunteer their time to organise, set up and run the event. They are the real stars of the show.”