Children will have the chance to get close up and personal with birds of prey when a Scarborough church holds its summer fayre on Saturday 4 August.

Owls and kestrels from the Eastfield-based Animal House Bird of Prey rescue centre will be at the fayre held in the grounds of Holy Nativity Church, Westway, from 2-4pm.

Among the birds on display will include Gandolph, a 20-year-old European Eagle Owl, as well as a Red-tail hawk, Tawny owl chick, Barn owl, a Burrowing owl and an American kestrel.

‘We’re really looking forward to the summer fayre at Holy Nativity and giving people and especially the kids a chance to have a look at these wonderful birds,’ said Trevor Buckroyd, who took on the running of the centre from his mum Cynthia, the founder of the charity, when she passed away in 2011.

As well as the birds, there will be face painting, a bouncy castle and plenty of games to keep the little ones happy while adults enjoy a variety of stalls, delicious cream teas and home-made cakes and pastries, raffle and a tombola.

The event follows on from the successful Royal Wedding garden party staged by Holy Nativity in May which attracted about 300 local people.

‘We hope the sun will shine for what should be a lovely afternoon,’ said Revd. Sam Taylor, the Vicar of Eastfield and Osgodby.

She added: ‘So many people really enjoyed the Royal Wedding garden party. We hope to see them here again for what we’re sure will be another memorable occasion for this wonderful community.’

Entrance to the summer fayre is free.