Aynhoe Park stately home to host fete

Aynhoe Park
Aynhoe Park

Aynhoe Park, the 17th century stately home will host this year’s Aynho village fete for the first time in five years.

The Grade I listed house recently appeared in a Channel 5 documentary ‘How the other half lives’ and has been used for exclusive weddings including those of Mick Jagger’s daughter, Jade, and Howard Donald of ‘Take That‘.

The Sunday, June 12 event will kick off at 2pm and will feature celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday and all money raised will be donated to St Michael’s Church, Aynho.

Children’s entertainment on offer will include a bouncy castle, face painting, games, mini Land Rover rides and the chance to be photographed with Britain’s only unicorn. For the adults there will be welly wanging, ferret racing, skittles, a tombola, a raffle and licensed bar serving champagne and apricot themed cocktails.

Andrew Bellamy, Chairman of the St Michael’s Church Fete committee, said: “This event is vital for the up-keep and maintenance of the Church so I’m extremely grateful to James and his partner Sophie of Aynhoe Park for letting us use their grounds and everyone who’s helped to make this year’s Fete a very special occasion. We hope many local people will turn out for what promises to be a brilliant day.”

Gates open at 1.30pm. Tickets cost £2 for adults with free entry for accompanied under 16s. For more information, visit www.aynho-fete.org