THIS year’s Allendale May fair will be scaling the heights with attractions such as a climbing wall and bungee jumping.

But the three-day event, which will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday to Sunday, will offer something for everyone.

The annual fair, which has been a mainstay for generations, will take place for the second time under a new committee which has introduced a some new twists to the schedule.

Committee member John Hill said: “A lot of effort has gone into making this a really fun event with a lot of exciting attractions.

“But the schedule is varied. There will be something for people of all ages, regardless of your interests.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming everybody, and really want people to come along and enjoy themselves.”

The majority of the fair will take place in the Market Place, but other venues in the village will also be used.

The fair will get under way on Friday afternoon with arts and crafts in Allendale Village Hall, organised by Allendale Youth Club.

There will be discos for children and teenagers in the Market Place on Friday evening.

Adventure activities will be rolled out on Saturday, with archery, climbing, bungee, trampolining, and a Segway scooter course.

In addition, there will be market stalls, and nature-based crafts with workshops and leatherwork demonstrations.

Traditional fairground activities will include hook-a-duck, a merry-go-round, bouncy castle and slide.

Allendale Pre-School will provide a soft tent with activities for under fives, as well as giant fair games at the Monument Green.

Saturday will also see elite strong men and women, as well as open mic singing, clog, morris and line dancing.

Also on Saturday, the Allen Valley Striders will host their annual fell race.

Sunday’s events will include a churches together service at St Cuthbert’s Church, music from live bands, and a wheelbarrow race.