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Firle Vintage Fair - review

Firle Vintage Fair is such a wonderful family day out, we've been twice now and love the nostalgic vibe with the old funfair rides and antique stalls, the vintage cars and miniature steam railway. There's a lot to see and explore while you're there including plenty to keep the kids occupied and lots of lovely food stalls - we were spoilt for choice!

It was a shame the weather scuppered our Saturday plans as the wind was just too crazy and unsafe for the fair to open but Sunday made up for it with some sunshine and blue skies and lots of fun!

Food-wise we opted for a mix of things to share so we sampled the macaroni cheese with my favourite flint owl bread as a crumb topping as well as the beef brisket bun and yuca fries from three different stalls - all delicious! We also enjoyed a little tipple from one of the cocktail bars with super comfy old airline seats which gave us a little protection from a passing shower too, a great way to recycle!

There are quite a few people who dress up in vintage gear for the day and I love wandering around seeing the fun, colourful outfits as well as everyone joining in with the dancing on the stage in the centre. It's a great atmosphere and of course the twins loved the rides, I adore the old carousel with its bright colours and the challenge of capturing it in new ways with my camera too!

We also explored the Showman's Caravan which was open in return for donations to Demelza, a local cause we love to support and is the real on-the-road home of one of the Harris brothers who run the funfair.

Of course, K did get bored whenever I tried to explore the stalls and antiques so Nik took them off a couple of times while my friend Gabby and I did a spot of shopping, I got myself some cute vintage sunglasses from one of the stalls for a bargain £8.

I can't wait for next year's event! Adult tickets are £10 in advance or £15 on the gate and under 5s go free.

Bex and her family received free entry to the event for her column at Uckfield Matters magazine.


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