In the Park and around the Lake
Nowhere in Newent escapes the fun and festivities of the Onion Fayre.
You can watch or take part in all sorts of activities in the park and around the lake!
NEW for 2017 - the FUNion Zone
In the PARK - Children's Entertainers - Disco - Facepainting - parrots- and lots of FUN
Meet Onion Ed
in 2016 the Army demonstated Personal Development Activity workshops involve the students completing a variety of mentally and physically challenging activities (team tasks and physical fitness). The aim, to develop leadership, teamwork, confidence, and communication skills in them – whilst giving them the opportunity to speak to soldiers and officers about the opportunities available in a career in the Army
Roundheads and Cavaliers have given us a flavour of life during the English Civil War.
You will find Morris Men and even belly dancers
A lake isn't a lake unless you can fish there. Newent lake is known as a fantastic spot for fishing and this is not missed on Onion Fayre day! Children can have a go at fishing and it is not unusual for most people to make a catch. All the fish that get caught will be held in a tank for everyone to see before being returned at the end of the day. Each child will receive an opportunity to join the an Anglers Association along with a fishing pole to keep. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish including carp, roach, bream, rudd, perch and a small number of eels. Have a go and see what you can catch!