Tring Spring Fayre launch kicks off two weeks of festivities

Trish Dowden, Vivianne Chil and Steffi Buse from Tring Together in the petting zoo
Trish Dowden, Vivianne Chil and Steffi Buse from Tring Together in the petting zoo

Families basked in the glorious sunshine as the popular Tring Spring Fayre was launched on Saturday.

The fortnight of festivities was kicked off in the town centre at 10am with the petting zoo proving a big draw, with Trish Dowden, Vivianne Child and Steffi Buse (pictured above) from organisers Tring Together enjoying the chance to get up close and personal with some furry friends.

Georgia Johnson, 7, enjoys the petting zoo while Luke Sloan, 5, shows off his painted egg

Georgia Johnson, 7, enjoys the petting zoo while Luke Sloan, 5, shows off his painted egg

Kids could also personalise their own eggs with paint, while the Berkhamsted Ukelele Random Players (BURP) band kept crowds entertained.

The Fayre, which runs until Sunday May 6, also allows organisations – such as the Tring Lions Club and the Tring Wellbeing Community – the chance to promote their work.

Steffi Buse, from Tring Together, told the Gazette: “The highlight was the petting zoo, which attracted a lot of families.

“It’s a fortnight dedicated to welcoming in the spring in Tring and getting people active, as well as promoting local groups and organisations.”

Berkhamsted Ukele Random Players

Berkhamsted Ukele Random Players

Other events to take place as part of the fortnight include the Tring Job Show, at the Victoria Hall in Akeman Street, on Saturday May 6, and the Tring in Spring photography competition.

For more information, visit www.tringtogether.org.uk

Members of the Tring Wellbeing Community at the Fayre

Members of the Tring Wellbeing Community at the Fayre

Alan Pollard and Steve Mitchell promote Tring Lions Club

Alan Pollard and Steve Mitchell promote Tring Lions Club