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Hadleigh Farm’s Christmas Fayre promises fun for the whole family

23 Nov Hadleigh Farm’s Christmas Fayre promises fun for the whole family

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm as staff, volunteers and trainees prepare for a festive Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December.

From 12.30-2.30pm the community is invited to enjoy a variety of workshops and stalls selling everything from home baked treats to plants and keepsakes made and grown on site by the Hadleigh Farm catering, carpentry and horticulture teams.

Refreshments will also be available to purchase at the Fayre including Bratwurst, Chestnuts, Mince Pies and mulled juice.

Cake decorating, bell ringing and children’s Christmas craft activities will all be among the variety of interactive workshops on offer. You can also join in on Christmas exercise classes with The Salvation Army’s dance and tambourine group ‘Timbrelastic’, animal handling opportunities at the Rare Breeds Centre and live carol singing.

Southend Spinners and Weavers guild will also be attending the fayre. The group will be demonstrating the traditional craft of spinning wool on a spinning wheel. This is a great opportunity to learn how raw fibres from various animals are cleaned, prepped and spun into wool ready for knitting.

At the ‘Recyles’ stall, visitors can bring along their bicycles for a free maintenance check and second hand children’s bikes will also be available for purchase. Second hand Bicycle donations are being accepted on the day, to be used in Hadleigh Training Centre’s ‘Reycles’ scheme which provides training in bicycle maintenance for adults with additional support needs and barriers to employment.

Admission to the Fayre is free, but all donations are welcome