Gamekeepers FairThe British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s (BASC) Gamekeepers’ Fair promises to be a great family day out. It will be held on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of April at Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire.

Visitors will be able to shop at more than 200 trade stands and see a range of arena demonstrations.

There will be Taste of Game cookery demonstrations, a food village and a BASC Deer Stalking village.

People can take a clay-shooting lesson with a BASC-accredited shotgun coach and enter a range of competitions including the BASC Chudleys gundog Scurry League and clay shooting competitions.

This year there will be a new shooting layout sponsored by Browning, Promatic and Eley. The layout includes something for everyone from beginners right through to a 100 bird competition including compact, high pheasant flush and a pigeon decoying challenge.

The shooting experience will have its own car park, picnic area and catering facilities. Visitors don’t have to enter the show to visit the shooting experience.

BASC England Central director Steve Bloomfield said: “We are looking forward to once again welcoming people to the BASC Gamekeepers’ Fair. It is always an enjoyable event and offers a fantastic day out for all the family. This year there are even more activities and demonstrations to enjoy and we are looking forward to the weekend.”

The fair and the shooting experience will be open from 9am until 5pm on both days and experts from BASC will be at the fair to answer questions on all aspects of shooting and conservation.

Tickets to the Gamekeepers’ Fair cost £8.00 for adults in advance and £10 on the gate. Children up to the age of 15 go in free. For more details and information on clay lesson and competition prices, click here.

BASC is offering its gamekeeper members a free pass for two adults. To apply for your gamekeeper member ticket please contact Mandy Short on 01244 573027 or email

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