A near record crowd of 148,500 people visited last weekend’s CLA Game Fair, organisers have revealed.

The figure is the second highest attendance at The Game Fair in its 53-year history – beaten only by the 50th anniversary Game Fair in 2008, also held at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

Organisers believe a key factor was the new traffic management system, which saw largely problem-free access to car parks on the 700-acre show site throughout the three days. Visitor numbers were also boosted by clear skies and temperatures consistently in the mid-20’s.

Game Fair local committee chairman, Julian Sayers, said: “Visitors have had a fantastic experience, exhibitors are delighted – quite simply, the event has been great news for everybody involved.” he said.

Watch our video of highlights from this year’s show below, and go to our Game Fair web page for a full roundup of news and pictures.