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Inventors Fair Camo

Welcome to the 117th Inventors Fair, and prepare to be amazed with the wild and wacky inventions across the field. Once complete you can then write your own inventions and put them into the tale too.
This trail begins in the village gardens at the Dove Cote entrance.
Chapter one


‘Roll up, Roll up, the inventors fair is here'.

‘Come see the miraculous, the incredible, the fan-tab-u-lous' announced the orator from his tiny wooden podium. He then leans forward and whispers to you ‘I know that fantabulous is not a word, but this is an inventors fair and if you can't invent a few words here and there, then what's the point, ay!' His moustache twitches in excitement which seems to accentuate the shiny baldness of his head.

‘Buy your tickets here' he announces to the crowd gesticulating in a strange flourish of twisting wrists towards the booth and turnstile.

‘Now good people, ladies and gentlemen, have you been acquainted with the astounding Mr Arac, who will be demonstrating his incredible Home Spider Dentistry Kit or what about Dr Faustus and his amazing security device, The Magic Void'. He pauses for effect before he continues ‘it's a new type of safe which hides your valuables inside a surprising quirk of space-time itself.' Go see him, he's at stall number 253, but then he mutters to you under his breath ‘I suggest you don't let him Magic Void your pet, last one came back a little squishy and the boys keeper was quite disgruntled.'

Suddenly you have a ticket and are through the barrier, and there before you is stall - upon stall - upon stall, this is the inventors fair. Tents and turrets are pitched everywhere, flags and banners billow as smartly suited visitors amble between the stalls. Noises fizz from displays where plumes of pink and purple smoke waft from curious contraptions to the left, right and just about everywhere.

A voting paper is then thrust into your hand and you notice it has six spaces for nominations, this is what you need to fill in and post before you exit.

You glance back and see the sun glint off the Orators shiny head as he disappears back through the gates. His wrists spin above his glistening head as he funnels and encourages more paying visitors through the turnstiles.

Now to the fair.
Go to the highest corner of the larger walled garden.
Chapter two

The Shadow Master

As you approach the stall you see a large queue and you wonder what it is. When you get to the front you see the machine called The Shadow Master, a tall machine as big as a crane.
Then you ask the maker what it does . He tells you it turns shadows into real life things. You are amazed and so you beg for money to buy your food shopping. The master grants your wish and cuts shadows into money, puts them into a box and presses a button. He then goes to another box and gets all of the money out and gives it to you. You think this is incredible!

The money was real not a shadow anymore so then you go to a food shop and buy a hotdog .And you won't have to use your own money-amazing!

And when you pay it starts to rain,and your money starts to desolve and when you pay the money has turned to dust. The shopkeeper gets very angry and you have to use your own money. You pay and leave to go to the next stall.
Go to the secret arbor with corner benches under a vine.
Chapter three


As you approach the stall you will see a queue of people waiting with objects that they want to see turned to shadows. When you get to the front you get to a big black tent. Inside the tent you will see the shadow-a black,white and grey machine. The Shadow is made of plastic,metal and paper.
As a demonstration you put an object in a cage, press a few buttons and Sim-sala-bim the object is no longer there!!
Then the most incredible thing happened someone asked to buy the shadow, " 10 pounds"
"500" pounds,"
"Yes!" and the shadow was sold for £500.

The new owner is about to touch the self-destruct button, " Nooooooo!" Quickly Professor D made himself disappear.
"BOOM!" and that was the end of the Shadow.
Go to the door which leads into the Tithe Barn.
Chapter four


You pass quite a few exhibits in the next hour, one called ‘the Big Ear' which appeared to be exactly what it said and would help you listen over great distances. They obviously hadn't invented the telephone yet!

Another stall was called the thinking machine, which listened and thought but little more. The inventor seemed embarrassed as he'd yet to invent the answer machine, which even he admitted would be far more useful.

Then finally you come across the Boot-o-matic an incredible machine which was lacing up boots on volunteers left right and centre. You sit in the chair yourself with your shoe laces undone and the tiny little machine ties them up in a flash. You are so impressed that you undo them quickly again and the Boot-O-Matic has them re done, just like that.

Of all the inventions that would save some time in the morning perhaps this was one which would in fact be truly useful. But then you notice the person getting into the chair after you with Velcro straps on his shoes and a cheeky grin on his face, I wonder how the Boot-O-Matic will deal with that!

So make a mark on your voting slip, have a chat between each other as to what you think.

Now over to the exit to meet the Orator and hand in your voting slips.
Go to the pedestal flower pot in the lower garden.
Chapter five

Inter Machine

As you approach the stall you can see a shimmery green and blue light in a dark black cage and inside sits a witches cauldron and inside the cauldron there's strawberry's, chocolate and marshmallows. There are also books on a shelf to make a spell.
Then the most incredible thing happens. The person next to you finds himself on a land with spies and other dangers too dangerous to mention. The cauldron is working its magic!
This seems far too dangerous for you and you decide to leave!
Go to the Horse Gate.
Chapter six

The Food Revolution

As you approach the stage you can see a crowd of people waiting to see the amazing inventions ...on the stage the new and improved robot was rising up from underneath the stage with his hover board shoes.

When the most incredible thing happened somebody brought it for 1000 pounds and it was 20punds originally

Then everybody got on that stage and started trying to get the robot but it ran away.
Go behind the Mulberry Tree.
Chapter seven

The Robot Dresser

You see a bunch of people queuing up to see the machine and think it must be extraordinary and quickly join the line. When you finally get to the front you see a big robot about the size of a horse. You stare at it, then walked back and take a seat. Then a rather plump man walked on the stage then his speech began. "My invention is called the robot dresser. It's helpful in the mornings when you are late for school or work. This device can spray on your clothes." Wow you think!

Then the most incredible thing happened. One person from the crowd walks to the front and demands to have a go and to your astonishment he said "yes!". The machine gets to work and begins to spray on a blue trousers, and a grey hoody. It's totally amazing, you can't believe it!
Suddenly it begins to rain and slowly the sprayed on clothes were vanishing. You take a look as person in front of you now has no clothes on-they have been washed away! You decide you like your clothes as they are and leave.
Go back to the Dove Cote gate where our story began.
Chapter eight


The Orator approaches, bald head glistening in the sun.

‘Place your sheets in the box and we'll see who the Inventor Supremo is in the 117th inventors fair'.

Is there one invention which is the best in your opinion? Have a discussion now and see which you think is the most impressive, when you have decided then please read on.

‘Good good.' Says the orator as you post your sheets, but suddenly there is a huge sound from the middle of the field, you look over and see a jet of blue flame snatch up into the air. A BOOM follows which is so loud you feel it in your chest, and the orators mouth drops open aghast at what is unfolding.

A flash follows with attendants and visitors running pell-mell away from the ‘Mr Bubbles, double bubble super fizz pop' tent. ‘Run for cover' they shout as people dive behind bales of straw just before the BIG explosion.

The next events seem to happen in slow motion as tents flatten across the field and flags bend horizontally away from the epicentre of Mr Bubbles. Then a black wall sweeps across towards you and there is only a moment to duck before it engulfs you. But thankfully it passes in a moment and you stand again to see the orator is covered head to foot in soot! He turns with mouth still open and moustache intact to the single flash of a reporter's camera.

‘Well it would appear that the 117th inventors fair has come to an abrupt end' he says to you with eyebrows raised as high as they will go.

The next day the local paper lands on your hall carpet with this very photograph, the orator is central, treacle black from head to foot and behind him the stately metal dome of Mr Bubbles is spurting with a mountain of foam.

The headline runs with ‘Inventor's Bubble Trouble. Hundreds flee from catastrophic fizzy pop explosion at the 117th inventors fair'.

To the left of the picture you can see yourself looking rather surprised.

What an event!

The End
Chapter nine

Further Thoughts

What inventions would you have liked to have seen at the fair?

Are they big or small, can they be held in your hand, or carried on your back?

Is it edible, totally credible or just downright daft!

Have a talk amongst yourselves whilst the other groups catch up.
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