Sunshine pulls in crowds to Sheffield’s Highland Fling

Highland Fling at Graves Park.....Youngsters trying the Go-Carts
Highland Fling at Graves Park.....Youngsters trying the Go-Carts
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One of the biggest bashes in Sheffield’s outdoor events calendar returned to perfect weather – a year after it was cancelled due to heavy rain.

The Highland Fling Country Fair, in Graves Park, has attracted more than 15,000 people in recent years.

Entertainment at this year’s event, which ran all day on Bank Holiday Monday, included a Highland cattle show, craft market and food stalls.

There was also a children’s fun fair, shire horse cart rides, an animal farm and pets’ corner, children’s playground and land train.

People could take a break with refreshments at a rose garden café.

Organisers said the Highland Fling was a ‘great family day out with lots to see and do’.

Last year, the event was cancelled due to saturated ground conditions in Graves Park caused by heavy rain.

The contrast this year couldn’t be greater – with warm sunshine through the day and temperatures of up to 18C.

The last Highland Fling was in 2011, when attractions included rare breeds of highland cattle, giant shire horses, a falconry display, giant Spanish donkeys, llamas and a Scottish pipe band.