Free angling, gundog and falconry sessions for youngsters will be on offer at the Wiltshire Game and Country Fair at Bowood this weekend.

Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the Living Heritage Events weekend, which is being held on the Bowood estate for the third year.

Taking a Taste of the Country theme, some of the activities on offer will include archery and clay pigeon shooting to give people the chance to have a go at something they would not normally try.

Mark Hulme, managing director of Living Heritage Events, said: “We have teamed up with falconry experts, Mullenscote Gundogs, the Salmon and Trout Association and the Angling Trust to provide free 20-minute fishing, gundog handling and falconry lessons for all youngsters wishing to try out these country pursuits.“ “It is a rare opportunity for enthusiastic youngsters to join in and have a go at these popular country sports.“ “This year also sees the introduction of a special new event at the show, Food Glorious Food, with chefs on stage in the country kitchen.”

The grounds will be open from 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Entry is £8 for adults, £7 for concessions and £4 for children. For details and advance tickets visit the website at