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Hampstead Norreys
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Organised Walks

Upcoming events

Fun Charity Dog Show at Yattendon Village Fete this Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017
Yattendon Village Square – RG18 0UF

Registration from 1pm
£2 per entry. Raising money for National Animal Welfare Trust in Great Shefford, Berkshire

1.40pm CUTEST PUPPY (under 1 year old)
2.00pm MOST HANDSOME DOG (males only)
3.30pm CHILD’S BEST FRIEND (handlers under 12 yrs old)
3.45pm GOLDEN OLDIE (over 7 years of age)
4.15pm JUDGES FAVOURITE (any age, any breed)

Fantastic prizes and rosettes to be won.

Plus there’s ‘Doggy Dip’ and ‘Fast Food Alley’ games for you and your dog to take part in, with lots of prizes to be won.

There is something for the whole family at this lovely traditional village fete including; silent auction, children’s area, steel band, hog roast, BBQ, local beer and cider, crafts stalls and local produce.

Yattendon fete and dog show
29th May, 2017

I am delighted to announce that it is time to do FreeFest again – 2-4 June 2017.

For those of you not previously involved, it’s our chance as a community to get out there and perform, take part and have some fun, all in the name of the arts and what’s more its FREE.

With the theme of ‘A Place and A Space’ we are providing places to learn and spaces to practise or share – be it singing, painting, music, drumming, acting, even our popular cup cake decorating returns. There will be some old favourites from 2015 and lots more new activities and performances at 5 venues across the village – The White Hart, the Church, the Village Hall, Dean Meadow and the School.

Highlights include: Our Radio Play ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral?’, the Community Shop Summer Market will be held in Manor Courtyard on the 3rd from 10-2, MusicFest at the White Hart and an art exhibition and creative masterclasses at the Village Hall.

As usual everything is FREE and we are funded this year with a lottery grant which is great news.

Some events will be ticketed and these along with the full programme will be available from the Community Shop and on this website from 1st May.

If you are a local artist or musician who would like to exhibit, perform or run a masterclass or you would like to be a FestMaker, email me at

I hope you enjoy FreeFest as much as we enjoying organising it!

Andy Green
Hampstead Norreys FreeFest

Hampstead norreys

Christmas is a special time of year at Bucklebury, the holly is laden with berries, the tree is up in the barn and the fairy lights are twinkling but best of all, Santa is dropping in daily to see their young visitors and this year his grotto is handily placed next door to his reindeer who are enjoying being fed ready for their busy delivery schedule
Bucklebury farm park
Dec, 2015
If anyone would like to join us on a walk just to chat or find new dog walks in the area, please send me an email.We will happily share our favourites with you.
Christmas Walk, Newbury
Dec, 2015

2015 promises to be a landmark year for the Newbury festive season as Victoria Park becomes the centre of a new era of Christmas activities. With its tree lined walkways, scenic landscaping, the historic band stand and the large circular pond especially fitted out with fountains, the park is set to be transformed into a buzzing hive of activity centred on a Christmas Village.

Santa Claus has already expressed his interest in setting up his temporary home in the centre of the village so that he can meet all the young children and all those who still think they are children. He will be there as often as his busy schedule permits, but he has promised to publish a plan in plenty of time to let us know when he will be there.

Christmas market returns to Victoria park
December, 2015