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is returning for 2014

13-15 June

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Details coming soon, here’s some of what’s being planned

Botolph Nature

Plastic bags on the pond

If you take a look at the pond you will notice black and green plastic bags with trailing fronds floating on the surface.  For once this is not rubbish randomly thrown into the water but bin liners that have been used to create Newt houses.  It is the time of year for newts to enter the water to lay their eggs and as we have not yet planted the pond with appropriate plants the Wildlife Trust have advised that this temporary set up is the best way forward.  With the help of Rachel from the Wildlife Trust, Helen, Sharon and Viv had a great time cutting up bin bags and throwing them in the pond. So the message is please do not remove them they are actually doing some good.

You might have noticed activity going on around the pond on the Green?

Advised by Rachel Price of the Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire, we have a project afoot to develop the pond and surrounding area into a local haven for birds, insects, plants and wildlife.

Together we will be planting the newly landscaped surround, including a wild flower meadow and pond plants to keep the water in the pond oxygenated.

You are welcome to come along and help on Sunday 11 May any time between 10am and 4pm. If you would like to come and join us, please e-mail


Friday 13 June

Kick off is a Junior Disco in the Festival marquee, followed by our Snail Race Night back by popular demand – fun and laughter for adults and children with our animated snails! Anything can happen!

To sponsor a snail and see your name on the big screen, get in touch through the contact page.

Saturday 14 June

All day, enjoy children’s activities, sports, music, stalls, food, and the Festival bar.

Craft and Food Stalls: try a wide choice of tasty treats snacks and cakes, and browse the medley of craft stalls. To display, food vendors (with food hygiene certificate) contact other stalls

Displays and demonstrations: showcasing talent from fantastic groups and clubs. This year we plan displays of Taekwondo, gymnastics, Indian and street dancing and dynamic Majorettes. Local groups contact Tina

Fun and games for younger children: activities include trundle cars, pull & push carts, space hoppers and donkey rides ; morph into a princess or power ranger, draw, paint, or try out games. There will be inflatables for older kids – and some surprise extras!

Family dog show: rosettes and certificates and the prized Best in Show trophy. This time for the first year, we will showcase dog agility!

The Great Botolph Bake-Off! – Bring along your best baking for the cake competition, judged by our local experts including Trevor Charlton from Orton’s Ramblewood Inn.

Live music and disco on Saturday night: we’ll have a great local band – Electric Warriors – playing, and the evening will start with a Happy Hour. The Green will be rocking!

Sunday 15 June

Donald McFadyen of Holy Trinity Church will host an informal Sunday Service in the marquee, followed by a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and children’s games.

Live music through the afternoon led by The Collaborators.

Children’s activities, sports, stalls, food, and the Festival bar.

There will be a steam train ride for children.

Newsletter 23 April 14.pdf

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Festival on the Green

Easter Egg Hunt

19 April 2014

The Easter egg hunt was fantastic and enjoyed by kids and adults alike! Well done Viv, Lisa and the team for a great job!