Festival season is here at last and if you’re looking for a family day out the one over at Botolph Green is well worth a look.

This lively local festival is in its eighth year and offers fun activities for families and kids, live music, displays from local groups, and many stalls to browse and enjoy over the weekend.


The Green will be humming from the evening of Friday June 13 when the Festival kicks off with a children’s disco in the marquee, followed by Snail Race Night – fun and laughter on the big screen with cartoon snails – anything can happen!

Throughout Saturday and Sunday you can browse high quality craft and food stalls, enjoy live music and watch demonstrations and displays from fantastic local groups and clubs including Indian dancing and Taekwondo.

Have a go at putting, rowing, cycling and fencing, all supervised by expert coaches. Children of all ages can enjoy a Family Dog Show and Dog Agility Competition, a play area, games and fun activities, including donkey rides and steam train rides for children.


Make like Mary Berry and take along your best baking for their Great Botolph Bake-Off cake competition, judged by local experts including Trevor Charlton from Orton’s Ramblewood Inn.

On Saturday evening there’s a disco and live music from local band, Electric Warriors. Sunday opens with an informal service on the Green, hosted by Donald McFadyen of Holy Trinity Church followed by a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Walk on Water, fairground rides, and live music throughout the day.

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