We have 2 great evenings for your enjoyment during the winter of 2023.

Both of the events will help raise funds for our chosen charity.

Swap, Style & Sip Evening

Friday 3rd November from 7pm

Apologies, this has had to be cancelled due to lack of ticket sales

An evening of clothes, style advice & fizz, what more could you ask for?

A sustainable way to get new-to-you clothes, whilst also supporting St Peter’s Hospice.

The purchase of a ticket gets you a glass of Prosecco on arrival, style advice from Personal Stylist Sarah Farmer and the chance to exchange up to 5 items from your wardrobe.

Kim Palmer from “Cross my palm” with her beautiful bespoke jewellery for sale will also be here.

Items can include women’s clothes (all sizes), bags & shoes. All items need to be in very good condition and please limit fast fashion items.

Start time 7pm & tickets cost £8pp, follow the link below to purchase tickets.

Christmas Wreath Making

Thursday 30th November at 7pm

Come and spend the evening making a luxurious Christmas Wreath.

Decorations & foliage will be provided but feel free to bring along your own fairy lights and ornaments to make it special for you. You’ll also get a mulled wine & mince pie to keep you going!

Don’t forget to bring your own gloves and secateurs.

Christmas cheer and festive jumpers a necessity. The bar will be available throughout the evening to keep the Christmas spirit flowing!

Start time 7pm & tickets cost £35pp, follow the link below to purchase tickets.

AGM 2023

Our Carnival Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2023 was held on Monday 25th September 2023 at 8pm in the Bethesda Methodist Church Hall.


For all documents relating to the AGM, please click on the button below:

Wow! What a Weekend

The village was full with people enjoying all of the entertainment and stalls on Monday 1st May.
  • We're still working out the final money raised for our Charity - St. Peters Hospice
  • A big thank you to all of the committee for the organising of the carnival weekend + everyone who helped in any way .....  those who setup everything ; those who manned a stall ; those who helped clear up etc etc  we couldn't have done it without you.
  • Also a big thankyou to the local residents, who cleared the street of cars & put up with the closure of the road + extra people / noise for the day 

Whilst we complete the finances, why not look at some of the pictures taken during the weekend.  CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS.

Click on the Image to see more photos of the weekend

What was on during our 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:

  • Scarecrow Competition  [ HAVE YOU ENTERED YOUR SCARECROW YET? - see below ]
  • Family Treasure Hunt & Scarecrow trail (Sunday 30th April 2pm) [ See below for details ]
  • Songs of Celebration service (Sunday 30th April 6pm)
  • Carnival (Monday 1st May 10am -> 6pm). Click on the links below to see whats on:

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.

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 St. Peters Hospice 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.

Scarecrow Competition - have you built yours yet?

We are looking to decorate Winterbourne Down front gardens with scarecrows on the theme of 'My Hero'.

For a few examples of previous scarecrows, please click  HERE

You will need to register your scarecrow to take part in the competition + allow us to incorporate it into our Treasure Hunt for everyone to view it by the end of the day Friday 28th April.

Judging will be from 1pm on Sunday 30th April and prizes presented on the Methodist Lawn at 3pm on Monday 1st May.

Register your entry HERE

Sunday 30th April from 2pm

Family Treasure Hunt & Scarecrow Trail,

Its time to go for a walk around the village for a family friendly Treasure Hunt + take a look at all the wonderful scarecrows that have been made.

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. 

Refreshments and cakes available for a donation to our chosen charity St Peters Hospice.

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

Fee = Proposed donation of £5 per family trail sheet

Songs of Celebration - Sunday 30th April - 6pm

All Saints Church is the venue of our Songs of Celebration this year. We will have The Crossbow Singers & readings to celebrate our May Day weekend.

Carnival Day - Monday 1st May

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, followed by entertainment and stalls along Down Road, and in the grounds of both Churches for the rest of the day.

Our Monday programme is finalised, click on the links below:

  - Schedule of Events HERE
  - Stalls and Attractions HERE

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 Charity for this year is St. Peters Hospice

"Everyone with a life limiting illness deserves access to the best possible care and to live their final days with dignity.

Every year St Peter's Hospice makes a difference in the lives of thousands of patients and their families when it matters most."

For more details on their good work, please goto their Website : St Peter's Hospice

The theme for 2023 is 'My Hero'

Let your imagination go wild! They'll be prizes on the day for the best fancy dress and we know you're all desperate to bask in the glory of winning Best Scarecrow '23!!

Our Sponsors for 2023

With community grants becoming scarce, we’ve had to start looking elsewhere for support. This year, we’re thrilled to announce that two local businesses are becoming key sponsors for the Carnival : 

Cross Hands Pub

Kev & Becky took over the Cross Hands in 2022 and will be supporting the carnival.

Bens Reclamation Yard

Ben’s Tiles and Reclamation has specialized in the salvage of reclaimed building materials and architectural antiques for more than 10 years.