THE annual Wessex Country Fair had a host of activities to entertain visitors of all ages. 

The event took place on Sunday at Wilton Park on the Wilton House Estate and was raising money for Salisbury Hospice Charity. 

It is the charity’s largest event of the year.

There were main arena acts including the Jez Avery stunt show alongside more traditional country show spectacles such as One Man and His Gun Dogs and the popular sheepdog displays.

Visitors could also try their hand at archery and those with a head for heights scaled the climbing wall.

Youngsters could also enjoy donkey rides and bouncy castles. 

There was also a vintage car and tractor and agricultural displays and fire engines.

Hospice staff and volunteers were also able to highlight the work the charity does in the Hospice Village. Inside there was music from Shrewton Village Band. 

In the sweltering heat, people were able to take in and enjoy the live music, shopping, food, bars and barbecue, while dogs splashed around in doggie paddling pools to keep cool.

Event organiser Katie Hughes said: “We were delighted to see so many supporters on such a hot day, it was great to see so many smiling faces.
“We’re hoping this event will raise an amazing £30,000 for Salisbury Hospice. 

“A big thanks to all our wonderful supporters and volunteers for helping to make this event such a success. Thank you also to Lord and Lady Pembroke for allowing us to host this event once again, in such a beautiful setting.”