Come and see Walking Sticks Online at the Thriplow Daffodil weekend on the 5th and 6th April 2014!
The Thriplow Daffodil weekend has been held every year since 1969 in the pretty village of Thriplow in Cambridgeshire just 8 miles south of Cambridge.
The weekend is a celebration of Spring when the village is in bloom with thousands of Daffodils, we always go to get a lovely picture of our little boys in the daffodils! All profits generated by the villagers go to local charities and everyone, but everyone gets involved.
Along side the paying stall holders (selling crafts, gifts and food) the villagers set up stalls outside their homes and in their driveways selling cakes, bric-a-brac, toys, books and plants.
As well as the trade stalls there is a lot to see. Sheep dog trials, owls from the Raptor Association, free horse drawn dray rides around the village, honey bees, rides for children, bouncy castles, black smith demonstrations, vintage cars and tractors, Morris dancing and of course some lively music.
The village church holds bell ringing displays and talks, a big flower festival, organ music and singing. The food and drink tents offer locally produced food and beer with something for everyone.
Tens of thousands of people come to Thriplow each year and the organisers even plant early and late varieties of Daffodil to avoid disappointment due to the weather. It really is a great weekend. Since 1969 the village has raised over £400,000 for charity and this was formally recognized in 2011 when the committee received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (the equivalent of an MBE for charities).
We have always found it to be a lovely, friendly event and this year we have decided to have a stall on the village green selling walking sticks and accessories. We will be mainly showcasing the handmade walking sticks and we will be buying in a whole batch before hand.
Please come and see us to have a chat, pick up a free catalogue and have some cheese and wine or tea and cake which ever takes your fancy.
Some things you need to know
1. The entry fee is £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 16s and free for under 5s. Most attractions are free once you have paid the entrance fee with the large possibility of finding some lovely gifts, crafts, plants and bargains for yourself or for others. Some of the children’s rides are paid.
2. The event is suitable for wheel chairs as the traffic is blocked off from the whole village.
3. You can bring your dog along as long as he or she is kept on a lead.
4. A free minibus operates around the village as wheelchairs and mobility scooters are not available to borrow at the event.
5. Coach companies organise trips from all over the country. You can find one that departs from somewhere near you by contacting the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend website or doing a Google search.
See you there!