Visitors to Bampton next Saturday (May 27, 2017) are being invited to bring their bears to have a go at teddy skydiving or try some duck racing.
The town’s Spring Fest, which is on May 27 this year, includes races on the River Batherm and furry friends will be launched from the church tower just behind us at The Swan.
The event includes lots of wonderful activities and it really gives the town a buzz. It’s great fun for all the family and a good time to come and visit if you have little ones.
With the teddy parachuting, don’t think this is just a children’s event, people of all ages bring their bears to take part. Some of the teddy bears we’ve seen in previous years have been more than 60 years old! Afterwards, each bear gets his personal bravery award.
The event from 10am until 4pm also includes a Blue Cross dog show, classic cars, a street market, music, crafts and a dog agility event, as well as free parking.
Bampton is an idyllic, historic, market town, which still boasts a vibrant high street with a traditional butcher, baker and greengrocers. The area is hugely popular with visitors.
During the event, we’ll be celebrating the very best of our local
suppliers. Our ethos has always been to provide good food, sourced
locally wherever possible, while supporting other businesses in the
community too. Among our list of suppliers is the butchers in Bampton,
which is owned by nearby farmer John Westcott.
They provide the joints for our popular Sunday roasts and Oakridge Pork at Oakford near Bampton rears the traditional breeds that go to make the lovely sausages and bacon we use here too. You can’t get any fresher or tastier produce than stuff reared nearby. We also have a very close relationship with our suppliers, it’s a special partnership and, during events like the Spring Fest, we like to support the community as much as we can.
We’re open all Bank Holiday weekend including the Monday. However, we do get very busy, so please plan ahead and book in advance if you’d like to stay or have lunch with us on May 27.
To find out more about Bampton Spring Fest on Saturday, May 27 from 10am until 4pm, please v
isit www.bampton.org.uk or to book in at The Swan, please call 01398 332248 or visit www.theswan.co.