Knowing Lewis’ love of all things to do with vehicles, I thought he might enjoy a visit to the Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally.
We were not disappointed there were enough steam engines and vintage vehicles to keep everyone happy. I found it really hard to imagine these vehicles once travelling through the country, providing haulage and working in agriculture.
There were literally hundreds of vehicles, so we had a little go and choosing our favourites. Here are Lewis and Aaron’s choices (well ok, Lewis choose for Aaron…)
And here are Mr C and I’s choices. Ha ha! Can’t believe I found a pink tractor!
As well as an abundance of stalls and a craft fair, there was plenty to keep the children amused. Lewis had his first ever go on the Dodgems at the fairground. He was delighted with the little bubble gun we bought him, and of course a cheeky ice-cream.
Aaron didn’t get any of these (well maybe just a little ice-cream) but I think his wee face says it all. He loves having something ‘going on’, it keeps him happy! I think he might have been getting a wee bit too friendly with Minnie Mouse there though! Mickey Mouse is wagging his finger!
It was all such hard work we had to sit down and have a wee rest, with our pre-packed flask of tea, although there were facilities available. (Mr C says the hog roast was lovely!)
I’m sure I’ve missed loads of things out. There was absolutely loads to see, which went some way to justifying the £10 per adult, £5 per child entry fee.
If you interested in seeing some Steam Engines in action you can watch a short video here: Shane’s Castle Steam Rally
And if that’s not your thing then you can just admire the masses of bluebells on your way out.
Thanks for visiting!