Winchester Hat Fair
Last Sunday morning I dragged some of the family to Winchester Hat Fair. I had arranged to meet some friends there who have been going for years. This was my first visit so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. but I was really impressed with the circus/carnival atmosphere. The place had a real family feel and the fact that it was a free event made it even better.
There were plenty of stalls selling things from the obvious hats to the world smallest kite! I wasn’t too impressed with the food and wasted £9 on noodles that looked and tasted like a box of elastic bands and I have never seen an uncooked french fry until Sunday. I will remember to pack a picnic next year.
The rides and side stalls for the kids were reasonable and the bus ride for the kids was good value for money as they had their hand stamped to enable them to have more rides. There was something for everyone at this colourful ,vibrant event. I really enjoyed watching Magmanus ( who ended up bouncing on a seesaw wearing just a pair of skimpy pants ) www.magmanus.com and the Space Cowboy who worried me slightly with his chainsaw swinging!
The only thing that spoilt it was the weather. It was just too hot and after a few hours of sitting in the baking sun, my little girl was ready for the 2 hour drive back home. I would love to go again next year but I think I would find a camp site and stay for the whole weekend.