It’s time to look forward to the brighter days of Spring and feel refreshed and reinvigorated. The Country Living Magazine Spring Fair from 18 to 22 March at the BDC is fresh and bright and full of lovely things and creative ideas that bring a touch of the countryside into the home to herald that summer is on its way. It has all the ingredients for a special day out, offering inspiration for the house and the garden with hundreds of unusual items – furniture, furnishings and fashion - hand-picked from companies that you won't find on the high street. There are expert demonstrations in the Spring Lifestyle Theatre, and hands on workshops to encourage your own creativity. There’s so much to see, to do, to savour and enjoy.

A highlight is the garden where Lucy Summers who takes inspiration from ‘glamping’ with a jazzy 70s VW Camper Van with its roof planted with delicious fruits and vegetables. Rock and roll on summer!

There are sensory delights to whet your appetite amongst the traditional farmers, kitchen table bakers, artisan cheese and organic wine makers in the Producers Village. Enjoy Green & Black’s Taste Experience as you savour their sensational chocolate.

Elsewhere discover emerging artisans in the Newcomers gallery that cherishes the value of traditional skills and craftsmanship. Popular designers and artists will be hosting Craft & Create sessions where visitors can learn felt-making, flower arranging for special occasions or block printing a teatowel. Join the Country Living experts in the Spring Lifestyle Theatre to hear them speak and pick up practical ideas for your kitchen, home and garden. 

Shopping is tempting and alluring with so many items to choose from – many not to be found on the high street as they have been selected from specialist and individual retailers. There are accessories for the home and fashion for you; beauty products; flourishes for picnics and gardening ornaments. Ideas that refresh and revitalise.

This year there are lots of new things to discover at the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair so book your tickets now and take advantage of the special advance price.

Special readers’ ticket offer – special price of £12.00 by quoting CLS152. (As opposed to the ticket price on the door which is £16.50) Tickets must be booked no later than 1pm on the day before the due visit.  TELEPHONE: 0844 848 0160; or book online at www.countrylivingfair.com/spring