Easter spectacles promise four legs and four wheels

London Harness Horse Parade - a Bow Street carriage one used by the police force
London Harness Horse Parade - a Bow Street carriage one used by the police force

The sight of horses under harness pulling old vehicles awaits visitors to Ardingly’s South of England Showground on Easter Monday.

The famous London Harness Horse Parade is now an established occasion in Sussex and a chance to experience the sights and sounds of old England.

More than 100 carriages that once transported everything from eggs to beer before the invention of the motor vehicle will be taking part. There will also be a parade of vintage cars and farm machinery plus plaiting, harnessing and blacksmith demonstrations and the Fullers Brewery Dray pulled by two Shires giving visitors rides.

Gates open at 9am with the Grand Finale Parade at 1pm. For further information visit www.lhhp.co.uk.

Come rain, snow or sunshine, Easter Monday also sees the annual madcap Bolney Pram Race with the children’s race starting from the Eight Bells pub at 12noon and the adults’ race at 1pm. Expect people lining the streets plus bouncy castle, BBQ and all day music also. Go to www.bolneypramrace.co.uk for more details. The community event raised £10,000 for charity last year.