What is on during our 2024 carnival weekend

The Carnival King & Queen + their attendants have been chosen (See our facebook page HERE for the details of who they are), we're now in the closing weeks and final preparations.

See the topics below to see what's happening during the weekend and how you can get involved.  

The main events over the weekend are:

  • Family Treasure Hunt & Maypole trail (Sunday 5th May from 2pm) [ See below for details ]
    • We have wonderful selection of Maypoles to see. Come for a Cream Tea and listen to the music of Fascinating Rhythm - even if you don't want to do the Treasure Hunt.
  • Songs of Celebration service (Sunday 5th May 6pm) [ See below for details ]
  • Carnival (Monday 6th May 10am -> 6pm).  Beginning with the procession at 10,15am [ See below for details ]
    Our programme is finalised:
    • Our entertainments schedule can be found HERE
    • A summary of beverages, stalls & attractions with their locations can be found HERE

Do you want to know where to park ? where the toilets are ? etc - take a look at our 'Frequently Asked Questions' Page for details.

Please look further down this page for more details of each & continue to come back and check for updates as we finalise and tweak the program.
Real time updates will be made on our facebook page HERE , so please "like" this page if possible.

The Committee have been working hard for the past 8 months on providing an active and safe weekend. We will need lots of help throughout the weekend to ensure that things go smoothly and everyone can enjoy the weekend.
Can you spare a couple of hours to help?   We need help with many tasks - setting up for the weekend ; manning stalls/raffles ; helping with serving teas/coffees/cakes ;  road marshalling ; clearing up at the end  etc etc.  If you can spare some time, please use our Contacts Page HERE to offer your help. Thank you in advance.

Don't forget, all of the money raised this year will be donated to Suicide Prevention UK Charity - see the details lower down this page & thanks again to our sponsors (Cross Hands & Bens reclamation) for their support - see their details lower down this page.

Family Treasure Hunt & Maypole Trail* - Sunday 5th May from 2pm

Its time to go for a walk around the village for a family friendly Treasure Hunt, based on our 2024 theme = films and take a look at the wonderful maypoles that have been decorated by local groups & schools.

It all starts at 2pm at Bethesda Methodist Church Hall, where you can collect your treasure hunt sheet.

We request that you are back to the Methodist Church Hall by 3.30pm, so the quizzes can be marked. 

Cream Teas & Music from 'Fascinating Rhythm' during the afternoon at The Methodist Church.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to be announced at 4pm

Fee = Proposed donation of £5 per family trail sheet


* You may have noticed that we don't have a scarecrow trail this year - we've taken a break from this due to lower numbers in recent years participating, .

Songs of Celebration - Sunday 5th May - 6pm

Bethesda Methodist Church is the venue of our Songs of Celebration this year. We will have singing from The Frampton Male Voice Choir & readings to celebrate our May Day weekend.

Carnival Day Procession - Monday 6th May 10.15am from Bradley Avenue shops.

Our day begins at 10.15 am with the procession from Bradley Avenue to Bethesda Methodist Church where we will crown our MayDay King & Queen + award prizes for the best dressed procession costumes & scarecrows.

Young or old, please dress up in your favourite Films characters and join in with our procession led by The City of Bristol Pipes & Drums  Band, our May Day King and Queen with their attendants & our local Scout Group.

This procession certainly provides a great way to begin our Carnival Day. 

Carnival Day Stalls, Food & Entertainment - Monday 6th May


After our procession, the carnival day is officially open with lots of entertainment, stalls & food outlets along Down Road, Camp View  and in the grounds of both Churches for the rest of the day.  
[ Sorry, the deadline has now passed and cannot take any more bookings for stalls & beverages ]

Have your tastebuds ready to experience foods from all cuisines and be ready to shop a variety of stalls from upcycled artifacts, sweets and treats to jewellery and plants, naming just a few.

Our Monday programme is finalised :

We've also compiled an FAQ HERE - topics include parking, food, road closures etc. This will continue to be updated with information as we get asked / think of it.

Our 2024 Charity

We are pleased to be able to have 'Suicide Prevention UK' as our chosen charity for 2024.

The work that they do is amazing to provide help and support to anyone who is struggling with their mental health.

The local group at SP-UK have been very supportive of our Carnvial Committee and we hope that we can raise a lot of money for them on our Carnival weekend to help them to continue their work.

SP - UK Website

Our main sponsors for 2024

A big THANK YOU to 2 local establishments for providing sponsorship to help with the organisational funding for our carnival weekend.

Cross Hands Pub

Ben's Tiles & Reclamation 

Weather Permitting - see their inflatable balloon within All Saints Church Hall car park during the day.

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