Red Arrows return for this year’s Eye Show

Aerobatic display team the Red Arrows will thrill crowds on the Norfolk/Suffolk border once again as they make a welcome return to this year's Eye Show and Country Fair.

The annual two-day extravaganza is expected to attract thousands of families when it takes place at Goodrich Park, Palgrave, near Diss, on August Bank Holiday Sunday, August 28, and Monday, August 29.

Officials behind the show, which has been going in its present format for more than 30 years, promise a packed programme of nationally acclaimed arena performers, plus a host of attractions including helicopter rides, motorcycle trials and fun fairs.

Event spokesman Les Howard said: 'We see thousands of people each year, with some faces turning up year on year. It just goes to show that the event is value for money and is just pure entertainment. There is something for the whole family.'

The Red Arrows will be perform a fly past on the Sunday, while the Yakovlevs aerobatic display team will perform on the Monday.

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Visitors will also be turning their heads up to the skies to watch a display from the Tigers parachute team.

On the ground, one of the UK's largest stunt teams – Motostunts International – will be putting on a spectacle involving 20 cars, quads, motorbikes and specialist vehicles.

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Dog and handled team Top Lodge Dancing Dogs will also entertain, with live music provided by tribute acts such as Adele, Michael Buble, Lady Gaga and Take That 2.

Other attractions will include a flower show, historic military vehicles, sheep shearing, dog and duck racing, tree cutting, off-road driving challenges, working steam exhibits, helicopter flights and model boats.

The show open from 10am to 7pm daily. Tickets cost �10 per adult, �5 per child, or �27 for a family ticket of two adults and three children travelling together.

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