Tuesday, 30 September 2014

festival of thrift

This was the second year for 'the festival of thrift' a free family fun festival at Lingfield Point in Darlington.  After visiting last year and thoroughly enjoying the event I was really looking forward to going along again.

The festival site as last year, was set over a large area with substantial parking, great buildings and enjoyable spaces.

There was so much to see and do and a fantastic family fun atmosphere, it was brilliant to see that the event had grown in size, in the number of stalls and activities and the numbers of people attending.

...one of several camper vans where you could enjoy an afternoon tea
or a meal themed to match the van's decor
...enjoy a 10 minute show - viewed inside the Whalley Range's All Star PIG
(notice the curly tails!)
singalong with Ida Barr's Mash Up
...call in at Madame Chapeau's to get your own designer hat
...create a terarium
...have fun inside plastic greenhouse with huge amounts of sparkling confetti -
it reminded me of the crystal dome in The Crystal Maze (showing my age!)
...make your own miniature garden with the Nu-urban Gardeners
...boogie with the Car Boot Disco Bingo!
...jamming inside the 'Jamallot' tent.

I wasn't quick enough to book onto one of the workshops this year:
 chocolate / sushi / charcuterie / bread making / fish smoking / 
tapestry /patchwork / jewellry / fire glass / crochet, etc.
I'll definitely be signing up for one next year.

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