The AFR Ferret Racing Team Helps to cover some of the Refuge costs & raise public awareness of our wonderful Ferrets with a Lot of help & support From the hard working volunteer members of the Northamptonshire Ferret Club, 

We are happy to attend at country shows, fetes, Fundraising evenings, Private parties, Care homes, Team building days, guides & scouts events etc 

Reasonable rates & Discounts for Charities

Medieval Battle Re-enactments & Markets our speciality in period dress with this we also usually have our "medieval cooker" & other items on display for use by us for cooking & eating medieval food.

We are constantly upgrading our displays & are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new 6mx6m ferret tent that has been delayed for 2 years due to Covid, We also have large modern popup tents & gazebos for smaller shows


We will usually bring 6-7  large groups of ferrets to a show & members from each team group will only race once a day, Our ferrets have nice spacious cages with hammocks beds etc with food & water present at All times & take turns in play pen areas. The care of our little loved ones is Always the highest priority.

Ferret Tent at Magna carta event in Forest Of Dean 2015 

What we Supply as standard


For indoors Pubs clubs & village halls etc, Basic rainbow racing kit & cages for the ferrets with hessian floor protection, plastic sheeting if on carpets & arena barrier


We Can supply a clean fresh modern look with our 3x5m Gazebos for 1 day events or our Medieval tent Pictured above with our double skinned canvas 4x4m for 2-3 day events where camping is essential . 

For safety we erect a double barrier, Traditional hemp rope & inner either mesh or Hessian for ferret safety both to prevent them wandering off & to help keep them from dogs sight as they may view them as fast moving toys

 With our 6 lane rainbow racing kit everyone is assured of Great Family Entertainment 

We Don't use start or finish boxes so the ferrets choose if they wish to race or not often with hilarious results also We feel it is better for their welfare which is of Highest priority & keeps it more fun for them as they treat the whole affair as a fantastic game & the Ferrets often make us handlers look rather foolish.

Ferrets are housed during racing in large spacious shaded cages furnished with soft beds, Hammocks, toys & of course plenty of food & water, we even bring 3 play runs for them to relax & play in.

Our requirements, for medieval tents an area 12m x 14m, for weekend long shows, Tents inc ropes takes up 12m x 8m so for public safety outer roping off is min 1m from tent pegs & of course space in front to put racing equipment out safely. For Gazebos 6m x 12m is adequate. water on site for the ferrets tho we usually bring enough with us to prevent any tummy upsets from change

Ferret racing set up for a village Fete 2014

 End of the day

Pics from National Living  History Fayre 2015

Most Courtesy of Pat Patrick Owl & Trigger Productions

 If you would like more information about our race team & availability Please use our contact us page or call Cathy on 01604 464615

We don't just race, We also tell ferret tales & answer questions about our delightful furry friends & their place in History from Ship vermin control from ancient Greece To the Mary Rose, Their place in the UK from Roman & Norman times owned by Monastaries & High born Lords & Ladies  

comedy medieval rabbiting demo

Some of the events attended during 2014, 

Glastonbury Medieval Fair,  Templecombe Medieval Pageant, Church stretton 500 year Market Charter Aniversary Wellingborough Medieval Festival, Battle of Mortimers Cross at Hampton Court Castle

Some attended Dates in 2015

South West Re enactment Market  Avon Riding Center, Henbury, Bristol, 

National Living History  Onley

Glastonbury Medieval festival  

Templecombe Medieval Pageant  Somerset

Wellingborough Medieval Festival

Tewksbury Medieval Festival

Tiffield village fete June Northamptonshire

Raglan Castle July Wales

Magna carta July Trowbridge

Magna Carta Forest of Dean

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival

Battle of Mortimers Cross  12th 13th September Herefordshire