Sandringham Christmas Fair
Published: Friday 29th Nov 2013
Written by: Laura Foster
Well I’m definitely starting to feel very Christmassy……….. (It is November after all!)
We have decorated the office, many of the local towns have now switched on their Christmas lights, I’ve seen the Coca-Cola advert, the blue aliens on the Argos adverts are keeping me entertained and after a fantastic trip down to London with my mum to The Earls Court Ideal home Christmas show, with its carol singers, snow, ice skating, and endless rows of Christmas crafts, food and goodies, I thought I was well and truly ready for the festive countdown!
However I decided for the first year ever to go and see the North Norfolk Sandringham Craft Food & Gift Christmas Fair held last weekend in the royal grounds of the much loved retreat of Her Majesty The Queen at The Sandringham Estate.I have to say I was totally blown away and had never realized how fantastic and what a popular event it was, I went on the last day of three and it was still packed with people looking for Christmas ideas. It has so much to offer yet set out so very well within large marquees, so I could enjoy walking round, seeing everything without just getting lost in the crowds. I would say at £6.00 per person to enter, at first I was unsure if it would be worth the money, however with so many Artists, Designers, Textiles, Floral Arrangements, Jewellery, Toys, Gifts and my personal highlight was entering the Fine Food Hall trying all the Cheeses, Wine, Chocolates, Fudge, Liquorice, Hot Chestnuts..……. (I could go on!) I think I can honestly say it was well worth the money.
Along with the many stalls offering Christmas gifts there were a number of visual demonstrations going on including Glass Blowing, Bee Keeping, Wood Carving, Potter’s Wheel, Chainsaw Sculptures and even a birds of prey show.So I will defiantly be putting the date in my diary to attend next year.
Sandringham is a great place to visit at anytime of the year, you have the House, Museum ,Gardens and Country Park to explore….