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Southend Standard: Take that - jousting is always a big draw at the Southend Robin Hood Country Show Take that - jousting is always a big draw at the Southend Robin Hood Country Show

THE Southend Robin Hood Country show this year is dedicated to damsels in distress and rascal merrymen.

The two-day event over the weekend, at Garon Park, will feature jousting tournaments and horse-back stunts, thanks to the Stampede Stunt Display Team.

There will also be quad bike and motor-cross stunt displays with the Jason Smythe Adrenaline Tour.

Visitors will get the chance to have a go at paintball, laser quest, water zorbing and archery, with advice on how to shoot a bow and arrow just like Robin Hood.

The event is one of Southend’s largest family fun weekends with dog shows, entertainers, shopping and live music among the attractions. There will also be birds of prey displays with Berkley Owls and Flight of the Falcons, as well as gun dog training, practical horsemanship and ferret demos, and back by popular demand, the hilarious Dog and Duck Show.

Shopaholics will find solitude among the broad array of trade stands, with products available to buy in Maid Marion’s Lifestyle Village, Friar Tuck’s Food and Drink Court, Little John’s Craft and Gift Hall, the Countryman’s Walk and All About Dogs zone.

The event will host have-a-go activities, including K9 Aqua Sports, Flyball and Timed Sprints, as well as agility courses and fun dog shows where the best pooches can win rosettes and trophies.

The show is organised by Aztec Events.

Director Matthew Upson said: “Our show draws a crowd from miles around because we have a fantastic line-up that offers something for all ages and interests, from historical re-enactments to flying falcons, rare breed farmers to families looking for an entertaining day out.

“Southend Robin Hood Country Show really delivers a great weekend bursting with unusual sights, sounds and activities.

It’s an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.”

! Southend Robin Hood Country Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm, at Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend. Visit www.

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6:17pm Thu 3 Jul 14

John Right says...

Must go along, do like the odd wench...
Must go along, do like the odd wench... John Right
  • Score: 1

9:16pm Thu 3 Jul 14

lucy10 says...

AND £10 TO GET INN
AND £10 TO GET INN lucy10
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Thu 3 Jul 14

RogerChasewood says...

We paid online - 2 adults was £15 and 3 kids were free. We also found a voucher code online so only had to pay £8 for all 5 of us to get in which is good value in today's financial climate
We paid online - 2 adults was £15 and 3 kids were free. We also found a voucher code online so only had to pay £8 for all 5 of us to get in which is good value in today's financial climate RogerChasewood
  • Score: 4

6:33am Fri 4 Jul 14

black jack ketchum says...

it used to be an ok (ish) show but has really gone down hill
I certainly wouldn't pay that money to get in
it used to be an ok (ish) show but has really gone down hill I certainly wouldn't pay that money to get in black jack ketchum
  • Score: 1

7:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

TheaWells says...

lucy10 wrote:
AND £10 TO GET INN
Blimey!

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[quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: AND £10 TO GET INN[/p][/quote]Blimey! How about this then: FREE..... King George V Playing Field, Rochford District, SS4 3HZ ... Ashingdon Family Funday A fun day for the whole family. Live Entertainment, Competitions, Art & Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castles, Beer Tent, Tea Room, Marching Band, Music, Quad Bikes, Rides and much more. Free Admission, Noon-6pm King George V Playing Field, Ashingdon Road, Rochford Find us on Facebook: AshingdonFamilyFunda y TheaWells
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

John Right wrote:
Must go along, do like the odd wench...
and anyone showing an interest in you certainly would be odd...
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Must go along, do like the odd wench...[/p][/quote]and anyone showing an interest in you certainly would be odd... Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

6:23pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Ladyship says...

Absolute waste of money, less and less stalls each year, just spread them out more. Aztec are just greedy, £10 entry, what planet are they on. Unless you watch the shows then your done in less than an hour.
Absolute waste of money, less and less stalls each year, just spread them out more. Aztec are just greedy, £10 entry, what planet are they on. Unless you watch the shows then your done in less than an hour. Ladyship
  • Score: 0
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