Braughing Fair & Wheelbarrow Race

Braughing Fair & Wheelbarrow Race:

We were invited to Braughing Fair in Hertfordshire this weekend as part of my mother in laws 60th birthday celebrations. I wasn’t sure what to expect but was definitely pleasantly surprised; we all were.  The fair itself was excellent and really big; not a fair as in fun fair more a fair as in a collection of local charities raising my money by having stalls and tombolas and hook a duck style games; they were a couple of small rides and a bouncy castle and there were a few fair type games i.e. land 3 darts on a card to win etc.

The wheelbarrow race was hilarious, the competitors were in pairs and were racing against other teams; they start off the race by having a pint in each of the local pubs then they swim through water and down a pint then run uphill (against an avalanche of water provided by the local fire brigades hose!!) it was like watching the I’m a celebrity end challenge.

As for the wheelbarrows themselves some people had really gone to town decorating them; I saw everything from Dr Who to Batman.

A fun family day out was had by all!

Want to read more of our fun adventures? Try these:

The Historical Dockyard Chatham 

Pigs that race, scarecrows that talk and tractors that run away…where am I?

Family Fun at Whipsnade Zoo!

If you want to read more of me on my soapbox then check this out:

“Mum” should be on your CV!

If you’ve had enough of me on my soapbox, you could read about some of my families wonderful adventures:

Our Visit To The Historical Dockyard Chatham

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Ive linked up to:

Living Arrows
Wander Mum


  1. 16th July 2016 / 9:06 pm

    This looks like such a great day out and the wheelbarrow race looks like great fun! x

  2. 15th July 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Sounds like a fun fair!

  3. 12th July 2016 / 10:15 pm

    That sounds fantastically eccentrically English – it’s rather wonderful to see the traditions surviving. #citytripping

  4. 12th July 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Yes it sure is! X

  5. 12th July 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Yes they really went to town; the batman one was brilliant too but the zoomed past far to quick for a pic! X

  6. 12th July 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Yes it really is brilliant to see community things there aren’t enough of them these days x

  7. 12th July 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I love going to events like this. It’s great to see the community come together and it’s great for kids. Looks like you got a good day for it. Thanks for #citytripping

  8. 12th July 2016 / 9:26 am

    Yes it was a very British day out! Good fun x

  9. 12th July 2016 / 8:55 am

    Now this is England! Love it, especially the Tardis wheelbarrow.

  10. 12th July 2016 / 8:07 am

    Yes you can’t beat a good old fashioned British day out! X

  11. 12th July 2016 / 8:07 am

    Wow that sounds great fun!! X

  12. 12th July 2016 / 7:54 am

    OMG that looks like it would be hysterically funny to watch this! When I lived in Montana, we had something similar in February. We would head to this tiny hidden town in the mountains that had a large, steep hill which was covered in ice. They had to make their own sleds and head down the hill. It was so funny to watch! #CityTripping

  13. 11th July 2016 / 10:28 am

    It was really good fun! It did look very tiring for those doing it x

  14. 11th July 2016 / 9:22 am

    That looks brilliant – and tiring! I love the Tardis #LivingArrows

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