Summer Fete at Sunnycroft

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29th June

Sunnycroft, the National Trust villa in Wellington, is getting ready for its annual Summer Fete in the grounds of the mini-estate.

The Fete is a traditional Edwardian event with activities and entertainment for all the family to enjoy. There will be games including name the bear, coconut shy, splat the rat, bagatelle, guess the weight of the cake, skittles, croquet and a lucky dip. There will also be stall holders including Vicky’s Preserves, The Wildlife Trust, Save The Clifton Theatre, Ladyson’s Plants and Rocking Horse Works.

House and Visitor Services Manager, Claire Reeves says: “The Summer Fete is one of our best events of the year with lots going on and the music and games on the main lawn giving Sunnycroft a real buzz. Parking is always at a premium so we are encouraging visitors to come by public transport, with our side gate on the footpath from Wrekin Road open, as well as a discount to those paying who arrive by foot. This year the entertainment is top notch, we just hope the weather will be kind to us.”

Both days include entertainment from Kaleidoscope Theatre as well as plenty of space to sit and enjoy cake, ice cream or a cup of tea served from the Tea Room. On Saturday the entertainment includes an Edwardian fortune teller and musical entertainment from Roger Price. On Sunday there will be face painting, children’s crafts and entertainment from Lakeside Academy Steel Band.

Sunnycroft is open from 10.30am with last admission at 4pm. Entry to the Grounds, Tea Room and Fete is £4 per adult and £2 per child or free for National Trust members and Under 5s.

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