How is East Farndon Celebrating?

Event – Jubilee Beacons & Beverages – Thursday 2nd June – 8pm

On Thursday, starting at 8pm, two of our local farmers, Nigel & Richard, will kindly light Beacons to open the celebrations. Richard is inviting Villagers to gather at Wheathill Farm, at the top of the hill, to get a panoramic view of the beacons. This is a free of charge informal event with people bringing their own food and drink if they wish to.

Event – Jubilee Coffee Morning & Exhibition – Friday 3rd June – 10.30am

On Friday, starting at 10.30am, the Village Hall will hold a special Jubilee Coffee Morning. This is a free of charge event and it will include a historical display that features Royal Celebrations in the Village and 200 years of Parish Council Village support. Please come along and enjoy a drink, some sweet treats and browse the exhibition.

Event – Jubilee Family Festival – Saturday 4th June – 1pm

Please join us at the festival, which will be a full day of family friendly fun, located on the field owned by Nigel Haynes, at the bottom of the hill, on the junction of Main Street and The Lealand. This event is free to enter and park, but is Cash Only, so please bring plenty of pennies & pounds! The main elements of the day are,

A traditional Village Fete with a Jubilee theme, running from 1pm to 5pm.

This will include Tea, Cake, Drink, Coffee Van, Ice Cream Bike, Wine Tasting, Tombola, a Pre- loved Shop and lots of fun games to play. Games include Booze or Boos, Welly Wanging, Sovereign Slipper Skimming, Goalie Kick Out, Princess Ping Pong, Royal Rat, Royal Bag Face, Guard Skittles and Balloons in the Tractor. The Harborough Army Cadets will be attending and the Police and Fire Brigade are planning to visit. We will also be drawing the Jubilee Raffle, which has some amazing prizes.

A special Jubilee Children’s Picnic Lunch (free to Village residents), with royal themed crafting activities and entertainment, the lunch starting at 1pm.

An evening of local Live Music acts, running from 5pm to 10pm, including a House Band, Local Performers, DJ, and headlined by an exciting Stereophonics Tribute Act.

For the evening, we will have a Bar & Refreshments, but please bring your own chairs and blankets, we have Marquee cover if it’s wet. Also, you are welcome to bring your own food and drink if you prefer. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music.

If you have any questions, please email Caroline Burton and/or Mervyn Curtis

To read more about the Jubilee Family Festival event, including how to reserve your Child a place at the Picnic Lunch, how you can help out, what you can donate etc, please click the link below,

https://eastfarndon.org/east-farndon-jubilee-family-festival

Pre-Event Competitions

Everyone is encouraged to participate in two pre-event competitions. Prizes will be announced and presented at the Fete on Saturday. It’s time to get creative and get that bunting out!

  • Best Home-Made Crown. Please bring your crown creation to the Fete by 1.30pm, when these will be judged.
  • Best Decorated House in the Village. Residents should decorate their house in the week before the Fete. House judging will take place on Friday 3rd June.

Pre-Event Selling of Raffle Tickets

Your Jubilee Rep will give you some Raffle Tickets that we hope that you can buy yourself and/or sell to your friends and family. Please give the cash, the filled in counterfoils and any unsold ticket books to your Rep.

We have some great prizes including, a Match Day Experience at Leicester City, a Light Aircraft Trip, Tickets for Romesh Ranganathan, Tickets for Russell Kane, a £100 Joules Voucher & lots more. Raffle tickets will also be available at the Fete on Saturday, with the Raffle being drawn and prizes awarded late afternoon.

Receive a Jubilee Book Token for Children 18 years or younger

The Trustees of East Farndon United Charities have kindly offered to give each child in East Farndon a book token, to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

If you are or have a child 18 years or younger, and would like to receive one of these tokens, please, email the United Charities Clerk, Pam Haynes, at haynestriplet@outlook.com, or write your details on a piece of paper and place it in the post box on the gate at The Haybarn, New House Farm, Main Street, East Farndon, (bottom of the hill, just past the Lealand junction). Please note that the deadline for applying has been extended to 13th May 2022.

East Farndon Jubilee Circular Walks

The Parish of East Farndon is very fortunate to have a wealth of rights-of-way, providing both locals and visitors a fantastic opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside. Alan Langley, our resident Footpath Warden and historian, with support from Caroline Burton, our Parish Clerk, and Andy Cleary our resident design expert, has put together a special collection of three walks around East Farndon to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Printed walks booklets will be available at the Coffee morning event. You can click the link below to open a new page that contains details of these walks, including a leaflet that you can download to take with you as you enjoy the countryside around East Farndon.

https://eastfarndon.org/east-farndon-jubilee-circular-walks