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Enjoy some family fun at Fleet Carnival this weekend

This weekend sees the streets of Fleet transformed for the Fleet Carnival.  Carnival runs from Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July, with the Grand Procession on Saturday 1st July.

Underwater fun

2017 is the 62nd anniversary of the Fleet Carnival and the theme this year is ‘Under the Sea’ so expect to see plenty of starfish and seahorses on display.  2016 was a record year with 40 procession entries.  2017 could beat that with 35 entrants already registered, including local schools, charities and companies such as Everyone Active.  The people of Fleet have chosen Surrey and Hampshire Borders Riding for the Disabled as the nominated charity this year.  Procession entrants will have their buckets ready to collect donations along the route.

An action packed programme of events

As always the Carnival offers something for everyone.  Friday sees the opening of the Carnival at 5pm on Calthorpe Park playing fields.  An evening of fun fair and live music awaits.  Those visiting the marquee can take part in the family Bingo night.

On Saturday a full programme is on offer with stalls open from 10am – 5pm.  The Bar/Pimms tent and food stalls run even later until 9.30pm.  Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon from 3pm – 9.30pm.  The Kidszone is open from 12-5pm and the Baby show takes place at 11am.  If you think your little cutie is a winner then you’ll need to be at the Carnival marquee by 10.45am to complete the entry form and pay the £5 entry fee.  There are 4 categories available, from 3-18 months.

Sunday sees the dog show and car show take centre stage.  More live music and food is on offer, as well as the Maker’s Market and funfair.  The Maker’s Market will be situated in the Fleet Carnival Marquee on Calthorpe Park and will have over 40 stalls including Crafters, Quilters, Jewellers, Painters, Jams and Fudge. The music line up is yet to be confirmed but promises to have plenty of local talent on offer.

Fleet is a thriving community with a regular calendar of events such as this to bring local people together.  If you are looking to move within or even relocate to Fleet and its’ surrounding areas then we can help you find your ideal property.  Why not check out our properties currently for sale, as well as some comments from happy customers who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses.  We can sell your home from just £599 or 0.5% + VAT.  Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us for a free, no obligation valuation of your home.

 

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Feast yourself at Fleet Food Festival next weekend

On Sunday 28th May Fleet Food Festival returns for its fourth year with a mouth watering array of treats on offer.

Running from 10am-5pm, the Festival takes place on the Views in central Fleet and promises to be an action packed day for all the family.  New attractions for 2017 include a Wine Discovery Marquee and Afternoon Tea Tent.

A journey of wine discovery

There are three wine discovery sessions available, led by local wine expert Rebecca Dixon from Auriol Wines.  Options include a journey through Italy, an exploration of lesser known wine treasures and an in depth examination of Port.  Each session is £12 per head and must be booked in advance via the Food Festival website.

An indulgent afternoon tea

In the Indulgent Afternoon tea tent THE HOBO.CO will bring their legendary afternoon tea experience to the Fleet Food Festival.  Guests can indulge for a whole hour in the beautiful vintage themed and flower festooned marquee.  Visitors will enjoy a selection of dainty sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream and sweet treats.  This will be accompanied by a signature sparkling cocktail and a choice of the finest teas from around the world.  Tickets are just £20 per person and must be booked in advance on the website.

Pickles, Paella, Pancakes and more

The festival also features all the popular attractions of previous years.  This includes the Pint’n’Pimms Tent, Market, Cookery Theatre, live music and children’s activities.  Masterclasses in the Cookery Theatre feature Gareth Jones from the Odiham Cake Company and Andrew Ryder, Head Chef & Owner of The Phoenix Inn in Hartley Wintney.  Gareth will be demonstrating delicious summer fruit tarts.  Andrew will be talking about provenance and seasonality, including cooking delicate Hampshire asparagus. The Market offers a chance to sample delights from 50 of our region’s best producers and makers.

Big Friendly Fun

Buttons Children’s Parties will be running some fantastic Big Friendly Giant themed fun in the children’s craft marquee.  Children can decorate their own BFG Dreamcatcher or make their own glittery Dream Jar.  They can also choose to create a dinner fit for a giant on a Giant Dinner Plate.

Entrance to this year’s festival is £2 per adult and £1 for age 16 and under.  ‘Babies in arms’ are free.  Parking is £1 all day in Fleet town centre car parks on Sundays and free in Hart Shopping Centre.

Fleet is a thriving community.  As part of the Hart district in Hampshire it is consistently voted as one of the top places to live in the UK.  If you are looking to move within or even relocate to Fleet or its’ surrounding areas then why not check out our properties currently for sale.  You can also read comments from happy customers who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses for as little as £599 or 0.5% + VAT.

Easter eggs and Happy easter message on dark background

Egg-citing local events to keep you entertained this Easter

With Easter being slightly later this year, there is even more reason to get out and about in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and celebrate the joys of Spring.

Egg hunts for everyone

There are plenty of outdoor egg hunts available at key National Trust sites across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey including The Vyne in Basingstoke, Basildon Park near Reading and Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming.  Easter is also lambing season and you might be lucky enough to see some being born if you head to farms such as Lockey Farm in Arborfield or Manydown Farm in Basingstoke.

In Fleet you can join the annual Ancells Farm Easter Egg Trail on Good Friday with plenty to keep children entertained.  Activities include the trail itself, Easter bonnet and colouring competitions as well as an Easter raffle.  There is also an Easter trail on Yateley Common on Easter Monday where you can follow the trail around the woodlands and heathlands, collect all the clues to tell the Ranger and receive an Easter Surprise.

Indoor activities to keep the kids entertained

If the weather isn’t so kind, head along to The Mall in Camberley which has free events running for two weeks from April 3rd to 15th.  Activities include an egg hunt around The Mall for the chance to win a chocolate egg. as well as arts and crafts, animals, magic, storytelling and a Punch and Judy show at the Kids Camp in The Square.  The Broad Street Mall in Reading are offering fun filled workshops, face-painting, an Egg trail, and the chance to win a family trip to Legoland as part of their egg-citing entertainment from April 10th – April 15th.  You could even check our your local garden centre.  Some are offering Easter activities including egg hunts, seed planting workshops and more.

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People running on the road

Good luck to all the Fleet Half Marathon runners this weekend

This Sunday 19th March is the date for this year’s Fleet Half Marathon and we would like to wish all the amazing runners good luck for the event.

A new route for 2017

This year’s Fleet Half Marathon sees a new, revised course with a faster, flatter final 2 miles.  The event will also support a new local charity – Fleet Pond Society – helping to support the natural environment in Fleet.  Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire.  Along with the nature reserve that surrounds it, the Pond provides a haven for natural wildlife and an important part of our British heritage.

Runners this year will also benefit from more toilets within the park following runner feedback from last year.  All entrants are able to buy an official Brooks event t-shirt when they enter the race, as well as enjoy a medal, re-useable kitbag and other gift when they finish.

A new race partner

This year there is also a new race partner Everyone Active – the management company of the new Hart Leisure Centre opening in the next few weeks.  The much awaited grand opening is scheduled to take place on 1st April, giving local residents access to fantastic new facilities to enable us all to get out there and get active.

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Christmas market biscuits and tree decorations

Get festive at Christmas markets and events across Surrey & Hampshire

With just over six weeks to go, Christmas is just around the corner. There are plenty of local Christmas markets and events to get you in the festive mood.

Christmas at The Meads on Saturday 12th November

Farnborough is one of the first to kick off its Christmas festivities on Saturday 12th November. Local X Factor stars Reggie ‘N’ Bollie will be switching on the Christmas lights as part of an afternoon of free family fun and activities from midday to 4pm. Santa and his elves will also be making a special appearance.

A second Farnborough event sees Father Christmas himself arrive at the Princes Mead shopping centre to switch on the festive lights at 4.30pm on Saturday 26 November. Joining Santa will be the stars of the Princes Hall’s panto, Sleeping Beauty, plus there will be free children’s entertainment all day. There will be a free Santa’s grotto at the shopping centre every weekend from Sunday 27 November to Christmas, from 11am to 3.30pm.

Winchester Christmas market celebrates its 10th anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Winchester Christmas Market. It is now recognised as one of the best in Europe with its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Pretty wooden chalets are situated in the Cathedral’s historic Close surrounding the real ice rink. For the first time the Ice Rink will have a clear roof offering the benefit of a rain-free skate. The Market will be running from Friday 18th November to Tuesday 20th December. It will be open every day, from 10am-6pm on Sundays-Wednesdays and 10am-7.30pm on Thursdays-Saturdays.

From snowglobes to reindeer rodeo

Fleet Christmas Festival takes place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 from 3-9pm. This year there will be three stages packed with live music and entertainment. Over 90 Christmas market stalls, free children’s crafts, community stalls, children’s rides, donkeys, a winter Pimms and beer tent and more will entertain adults and children alike. The beautiful Giant snowglobe sold out quickly last year so book now to see which time slots are available. This year you can even try your hand at riding Rudolph the Rodeo Reindeer.

The first ever Aldershot Christmas Festival begins on Saturday 3rd December

The Aldershot Community Christmas Festival will take place in Princes Gardens from Saturday 3rd December till Christmas Eve. Attractions include an open air skating rink (no need to book, prices start from just £3 for a 30-minute skate, including skate hire), spinning teacup rides, mini train rides and wooden huts offering festive food, gifts and refreshments. In addition there will be a free outdoor service of carols and readings on Saturday 17th December in the Bandstand.

These are just some of the activities in our local area.  Check your local websites and listings for more opportunities to get in the Christmas spirit.

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fireworks display

Firing up the Fireworks across Hampshire & Surrey

This year 5th November actually falls on a Saturday and there are a wide range of fireworks displays planned across our area.

The events begin in Aldershot with the Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 29th October.  This event has been held at Manor Park for more than 20 years and has grown to be one of the largest public fireworks events in the region, attracting between 7,000 and 10,000 people each year.  Thanks to sponsors, admission to the event this year is free.  Gates open at 5pm to a large funfair, with food and refreshments available.  The 20-minute firework spectacular takes place at 7.30pm.

Remember, remember the 5th of November

On Saturday 5th November the Fleet Firework Fiesta takes place in Calthorpe Park and promises to be a great evening for all the family.  There will be a grand firework display, entertainers, food stalls, gluwein and a sumptuous BBQ.  Gates open at 5pm with the show set to start around 6:30pm.  This year tickets can be purchased online,  enabling you to dodge the queues and use the fast-track gate in Reading Road North.  Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children are £15, with individual adult tickets at £6 and children at £3.  Under 5s go free.

The Yateley Fireworks Fiesta takes place on Westfields Junior School Playing Fields.  It features a Guy Competition as well as a Bonfire.  The bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm and fireworks start at 7pm.  Tickets for adults are £4 in advance or £5 on the gate, with under 16s £1.50 in advance and under 4s free.

5th November also sees the Farnham Fireworks which begin with a Torch lit Procession from Farnham central car park.  The procession begins at 6.15pm and leads to Farnham Park where the bonfire and fireworks take place.  Tickets can be purchased online a week before the event, as well as on the day around Farnham.  Family tickets are £16, with individual adults at £6 and 5-15 year olds at £4.

Even remember the 6th of November

Sunday 6th November sees Farnborough’s turn with Farnborough Football Club’s Fireworks at the Rushmoor Community Stadium at 7pm.  There is a funfair available from 3.30pm to keep the kids entertained.  Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for under 16s, under 4s free, and can be purchased online.

The Mytchett Fireworks Bonanza also takes place on Sunday 6th November.  Held at the Community Centre, gates open at 5pm for the funfair and entertainment, with fireworks at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for under 16s and under 5s are free.

We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather this year so that we can all get out to enjoy some fireworks.  We do recommend you double check the details of any event you are planning to attend, in case of any last minute changes.

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Athletes running on the road

Good luck to all the runners in the Fleet 10k

Sunday 23rd October is the annual Fleet 5+10k run in Calthorpe Park and many local runners will be out in force to complete the challenging race.

The race kicks off at 10am in Fleet Town Centre, outside the Harlington Centre. The 5k route passes through the town centre towards the station, then into Elvetham Road, Reading Road North and once more into Fleet Road. Those running 10k complete two laps of the course. The route is on public roads and allows a fast pace so that some runners can push themselves to achieve a personal best.

Last year nearly 1,000 runners took part in both the 5k and 10k events and Fleet high street was packed on both sides with supporters. Entries for this year’s race are still open so it you fancy a challenge then now could be the time to sign up online. Entries close on Monday 10th October or before if the race limit is reached. The race costs £12 or £14, depending on your affiliation, and could be your best achievement yet.

Fleet & Church Crookham Athletic Club

The event is run by registered charity Fleet & Crookham Athletic Club, which was founded in 1960. It raises funds for the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation and the provision of facilities and coaching for all running/athletics disciplines in the Fleet area.

We would like to with all the runners and their supporters good luck. We will be keeping our fingers crossed for some dry weather for you all.

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Bottle of red wine, grapes and wooden barrel

The inaugural Yateley Cask & Cork festival starts this Friday

The first ever Yateley Cask & Cork festival takes place this weekend at Sean Devereux Park, starting at 6pm on Friday 9th September and running through till 11pm on Saturday 10th September.  Organised by the Yateley United Football Club and the Yateley Cricket Club, including some of the team involved in the highly successful ‘Gig on the Green’ annual event, this over 18s experience promises to be an exciting occasion with community at its heart.  Over 40 beers, wines and ciders from the best local breweries, vineyards and orchards will be available as well as delicious food from quality providers and entertainment from up-and-coming talent.  If you haven’t already got your ticket for one of the Friday evening, Saturday day or Saturday evening sessions then check out last minute availability at www.caskandcorkyateley.co.uk/tickets/.

If Cask & Cork isn’t your thing then why not get active on the Fleet Family Cycle Ride which takes place on Sunday 11th September.  This annual event starts from Calthorpe Park at 10am.  All sorts of cyclists are welcome including tandems and bikes with children in bike seats or trailers.  There are expected to be 10, 20 and 30 mile routes available so you can pick the course which suits you and your family.  Last year over 500 cyclists took part, a 20% increase on the year before.  The event raises funds for Speakability which supports people with aphasia, a devastating communication disability.  With British cycling success at the Olympics this year this year is set to be the busiest yet.  Check the website to see if there are spaces left, or pop along to watch and wish the cyclists good luck.

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Abstract colour paint splatter

Dash of Colour lights up Frimley this weekend

This Saturday sees the green Frimley Lodge Park become a colourful rainbow for the afternoon with the Dash of Colour event.  This fun 5k walk, jog or run (or even dance or hop!) raises money for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, based in Farnham, Surrey.  Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or other serious progressive illnesses across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire.  For over 35 years they have provided supportive and end of life care to local people, serving 550,000 residents.

The event starts at 1pm in Frimley Lodge Park and spectators are welcome – even if they might get messy!  The special non-toxic, biodegradable paint is thrown at approximately each kilometre point along the route.  Participants are also issued with a small sachet of powder paint to throw in the air at the same time at the start to create a rainbow moment as the event begins.

If the Colour Run isn’t for you then there are plenty of other local events on this weekend.  Why not head to the Camberley Car Show?  This event is open from 10am till 4pm and sees the streets in and around Camberley Town Centre decorated with a wide variety of vehicles including many rare examples of Veterans, Vintage, Classics, Hot Rods and Motorcycles.  Alongside the eclectic car selection visitors can enjoy live music and lots of other entertainment.  It promises to be a great day out for the whole family.  The event is free to attend and aims to raise funds for the South West Thames Kidney Fund which supports essential research into kidney disease and diabetes.  Last year the event raised a fantastic £7,000.

If you are looking to move within or even relocate to Farnham, Camberley and their surrounding areas then we can help you find your ideal property.  Why not check out our properties currently for sale, as well as some comments from happy customers who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses.  We can sell your home from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT.  Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us and we can give you a free, no obligation valuation of your home.

Red arrows airshow display

Farnborough International Airshow takes off this weekend

The Public International Farnborough Airshow takes place on 16 and 17th July and promises to be another great event – attracting visitors from far and wide.

There is a huge amount to look forward to with activities ranging from Meet the Pilots, Simulators, Vintage displays, a live stage show as well as the world-famous Farnborough Airshow flying display.

The family area will feature face painting and arts and crafts as well as thrilling fairground rides and a challenging climbing wall.

The UK drone show is a brand new attraction for this year.  Featuring the latest aerial and terrestrial drones, the dedicated area will allow visitors to experience the exciting world of FPV racing (First Person Viewing) and watch flying demonstrations that will teach, inform and entertain.

A wide variety of aircraft are expected to be part of the flying display on both days of the show.  From new strike fighters like the F-35 to passenger giants like the A380, even Apache helicopters, gyrocopters and the world famous Red Arrows, the skies will be packed with entertainment as well as the ground.

To find out more about the show visit their website.  Each day the show is open from 0930 to 1730 with flying displays from 1230 through to 1730.  Free shuttle buses are available from Farnborough Main, Aldershot and North Camp train stations to the show site.  Parking is free and also serviced with free shuttle buses into the show.

Farnborough is home to thousands of residents across its town centre and the surrounding areas of North Camp, Cove, Southwood, Hawley and the prestigious Farnborough Park.  If you are looking to move within or even relocate to Farnborough and its’ surrounding areas then we can help you find your ideal property.  Why not check out our properties currently for sale, as well as some comments from happy customers who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses.  We can sell your home from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT.  Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us and we can give you a free, no obligation valuation of your home.