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May Day fun as Highland Fling returns to Graves Park

Wednesday 27 April

Annual festival, the Highland Fling, is returning to Sheffield’s Graves Park this Bank Holiday Monday.

Now in its 13th year, the free family-friendly event will be taking place on Monday 2nd May. Featured attractions will include a fun dog show, birds of prey, ferret racing, sheep shearing, train rides, fairground rides and the ever-popular Highland cattle show.

Graves Park animal farm will also be open where children and adults can enjoy the company of pigs, goats, donkeys, hens, rabbits, guinea pigs and newborn lambs and calves. There might even be a delivery during the festival itself!

Visitors on the day will be able to treat themselves from a variety of farmer’s market and trade stalls who will be selling a range of food, drinks, crafts and much more.

Ian Turner, Head of Parks and Public Realm at Sheffield City Council said: “The Highland Fling is packed with fun attractions for all the family, with performing dogs, racing ferrets and birds of prey all taking to the stage. There’ll be lots of activities to join in with, plus all the thrills of the fair and the chance to learn about farm life and meet plenty of friendly farm animals including the famous Highland cattle.

“The event is also a fantastic opportunity to showcase Graves Park, one of Sheffield’s finest assets, with its farm, children’s adventure playground, beautiful lakes and stunning views over Sheffield, which make it a lovely place to visit on any day.

“I look forward to welcoming all our visitors to the park and to another successful year for the Highland Fling.”

The event is sponsored by the Highland Cattle Society and The Friends of Graves Park, and supported by radio station Heart Yorkshire.

Simon Knagg, Farm Manager of Graves Park Animal Farm said: “This is a lovely opportunity for young ones to get out in the fresh air, meet and learn all about our new born animals, drive our trusty red tractor and have a great time.

“This will be my first Highland Fling since taking over as manager of the farm, and I can’t wait to welcome all those families through our doors for what is set to be a fun filled day.

“We’re here every day of the week all year round, so I hope the event will encourage new visitors to keep coming back to see what’s on offer in every season.”

Admission is free, while show parking costs £3. The Highland Fling will be running between 10.30am and 5.30pm. Car park access is off Derbyshire Lane and Hemsworth Road.

For further information call 0114 2736681.