SLIDESHOW: A fun day for all at Sheffield Fayre

Hundreds of people enjoyed all the fun of the fair yesterday as the annual Sheffield Fayre returned to Norfolk Heritage Park.

Attractions at the free summer festival – which continues today until 5.30pm – include the ‘Ken Fox Wall of Death’, a motorcycle stunt show, a vintage car display, fairground rides, a horticulture tent and various market stalls.

Paige Greene gets to know a Rufusthigh Owl

Paige Greene gets to know a Rufusthigh Owl

Visitors yesterday were also treated to performances from the Hitchin Concert Band and talented Sheffield dance troupes.

Guests can have a go at archery, and brave visitors can even hold some birds of prey.

Mother-0f-two Emma Okpalaeke, aged 29, said: “I’m here with my two children, aged three and five. It’s a good day out. My son enjoyed holding the owl.”

Andy Brown, aged 29, said: “It’s nice to see something happening in the park. I don’t think it gets used enough.”

Victoria Hylton-Hall, 38, said: “I’ve been every year since it started. There’s always a lot of people, including somebody you know, it’s a good community event.”

Gill Capewell, who the runs the horticulture tent, said “This year’s fayre is fabulous. There is something for everyone and the plants and homegrown produce on display in the horticulture tent is spectacular. Despite the rain there is plenty to see and do, why not come down and see for yourself.”