Car-nival family fun day at Downside

Downside School, a day and boarding school for boys and girls, is preparing to host a day for all the family at ‘Car-nival’.

The event will take place on Sunday 24th June, from 12noon to 4.30pm.

Over 100 classic and vintage vehicles will be competing to win. There will also be cricket for boys and girls, live music, gourmet food, a bouncy castle, plus arts, crafts and games for children.

Visitors will also be able to see behind the scenes with free tours of the Abbey and School available to all.

The event takes place on the Mendip Hills, close to the Somerset/Wiltshire/Dorset border, and just south of Bath and Bristol.

Enthusiasts from across the South West are expected to attend the highly-regarded car show. Mike Penn, Founding Curator of the Haynes International Motor Museum, said of the event, “The show is based in a remarkable setting and always with a fantastic array of top-class vehicles. I really recommend the Downside classic car show to anyone who might be considering it.”

The gathering of vintage, classic and interesting vehicles is now in its fifth year at the elegant Stratton-on-the-Fosse site. Each year, over 100 cars are on display with vehicles this year including a 1912 Buick, a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 (special series vantage), and a 1981 Delorean… similar to the model of Back to the Future fame!

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There is free parking for all visitors, plus a range of activities for all the family. Tickets are £5 adults / under-18’s £free.

Notes to Editors:

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Interview/press tickets contact: Claire Rawles 01761 235151 

Visitors will enjoy seeing this 1959 Aston Martin DB MkIII

Visitors will enjoy seeing this 1959 Aston Martin DB MkIII