About the Whitwell Steam and Country Fair
If you are looking to get out and about for a summer weekend, hop in your vehicle and drive about 30 miles north to Mansells End Farm near the village of Codicote. This is the site of the annual Whitwell Steam and Country Fair.
The two-day event held every year will appeal to those who are fascinated by Heritage steam engines, tractors, and vintage cars. There will be dogs, horses, a kids tug-o-war, and even Morris dancers to take you back a few hundred years.
The whole family, from toddlers to grandparents will find something to love. Kids will gravitate to the pony ride and animal corner. Dog lovers will enjoy the dog show held on both days of the fair. Grandpa will tell Dad about how the vintage cars were so much better than modern vehicles. Mum will like the large craft tent, and everyone will enjoy the music and other entertainment. Just be sure that Uncle Jimmy limits his visits to the beer tent!
The Whitwell Steam and Country Fair began in Waterhall Farm with the building of a barn in 1995 by a gentleman named Nick Hill. The barn was used to store his collection of bygone agricultural equipment powered by steam engines mounted on trailers. What began as a simple get-together is now a much larger event held at Mansells Farm in Codicote. The fair will display over 100 tractors, 60 stationary steam engines and much more. The Hill family is still very much involved with Rich Hill serving as the fair’s chairman.
Entry To The Fair
The Fair is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. Entrance fees are £10.00 for adults, £6.00 for children and OAP’s will get in for £8.00. The family ticket option for 2 adults and 2 kids is £28.00. People who purchase their tickets online as a pre-event sale will enjoy a 15% discount. The MacMillan Cancer Support is the chosen charity for this event, and entry forms for the exhibits are available for download on the official website.
Somewhere to Stay in Hertfordshire
Codicote is a village of about 2000 people, and there are plenty of lodging options for overnight visitors. The Bell Motel, located in Codicote is described as 'unfussy' with free breakfast, a bar, a restaurant, a beer garden, and a playground. Also close to the fair is the White Hart Hotel, a bit more upscale with a 17th-century feel, stylish rooms, 'gastropub dining' plus free breakfast.
Getting To Mansell's End Farm
Also, very 'unfussy' are the directions to Codicote. Take exit 6 off the A1(M) near Welwyn and head northwest on the B656 for about 4 miles into town. Keep going another 2 miles north to Mansells Lane.
Other Things To Do Around Codicote
While in town, be sure to see some other nearby attractions. Get a taste of the Roman Empire at the Welwyn Roman Baths. The village of Welwyn is the site of a Romano-British settlement that dates back to the 3rd century. If animals are your love visit Woburn Safari Park with over 1000 wild animals in the 3000-acre park.
Some things to remember: After you get to the park, follow the signs to the car park entrance. When you leave, don’t forget to fetch Uncle Jimmy from the beer tent!
When is the next Whitwell Steam and Country Fair?
The Whitwell Steam and Country Fair is planned to take place at Mansell's End Farm, Bury Lane, Codicote, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8XY, Saturday 26th June, 2021. This is a Weekend Steam Fair.
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