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Thousands of visitors enjoy Holker’s Spring Fair

THOUSANDS of people flooded through the gates of Holker Hall and Gardens during a three-day Spring Fair event.

Clear skies and dry days attracted the crowds, as traders lined up to sell food, drink, arts, crafts, plants and gifts.

There was a live petting farm for youngsters to enjoy, along with a circus skills workshop over the Sunday & Monday.

The Ilex Brasserie and Courtyard Cafe were open to diners, with many people turning the visit into a day out by stopping for lunch.

Couples planning their nuptials were also invited to special wedding open days over the course of the weekend, which allowed them to see the hall and marquee immaculately dressed.

Heather Creasey, general manager of the Hall and Gardens, said: “It was lovely to see so many people join us over the course of the weekend.

“We had a great variety in terms of traders, the weather treated us well and we very much enjoyed welcoming guests of all ages.”

There were upwards of 40 traders over the course of the weekend.

They included: Piggery Designs, the Flat Basket Company, Wilde Bakery Flapjack, Firefrost Designs, Campbell & Rowley, V&L Lanterne, V&L Spirits, Kick Ass Cheese, Mark of Leather, Seddon & Davison, Oubas Knitwear, HMP Haverigg, the Woodlands Trust, Oakbeck Forge, Cartmel Cheese, Unsworths Yard, Chunky Monkey Cake Company, Ashley Rose, Azcension Designs, Crofton & Hall, Portsonachan Hotel, Hannalin Crafts, Brownthwaite Plants, Eva Skin Care, Kin Vodka, Savin Hill, Cumbria Tourism, State Side Treat Emporium, Heritage Kitchen Preserves, Nomad, Skyclad, Marble Tree, Lakeland Artisan, Auntie Jane’s Childrenswear, Pure Lakes, Rhianne Sian Designs, D&B Welding  and Viv Robinson & Partners.