The daffodils are in full bloom and the residents of Thriplow are putting together the final preparations for this weekend’s Daffodil Festival.
Nearly everyone in this South Cambridgeshire village does something – cakes are being baked, car parking rotas have been drawn up, the sandwich team are ready to swing into action while others will be serving teas, checking the road closed signs and managing the placement of marquees, portaloos and stall pitches up and down the village.
Now in its 46th year, Thriplow Daffodil Weekend has become one of the region’s biggest charity event, regularly attracting more than 7,000 visitors.
With over 100 craft and rural stalls and attractions galore, including a miniature steam railway, heavy horse dray rides, vintage vehicles, sheep dog displays, Morris dancing and a showcase of favourite local food heroes, there is something for everyone, young or old.
The event runs from 11am to 5pm today (Saturday, April 5) and tomorrow (Sunday, April 6).
Entry is £5 for adults, £2.50 for children with under fives free.
All monies raised go to local charities and this year Daffodil Weekend is proud to be supporting Home Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire.
For more information please visit www.thriplowdaffodils.org.uk or call Dan Murton on 07906366668.
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