Carshalton Frost Fair 2023

Carshalton Frost Fair was held on Saturday 2nd December 2023 from 1pm till 6pm.  Sited in the beautiful setting of Carshalton Ponds this is a traditional winter event with entertainment and activities for all of the family.  There will be lots on at this year's Frost Fair - so put the date in your diary and invite family and friends.

 

There is no entrance fee to the main event, but EcoLocal welcomes donations towards the cost of running the event.  We are also collecting for our eco-wellbeing projects which make a huge difference to people's physical and mental health, so if you can, please help.

 

OUTDOORS:

On the Saturday of the event, as it gets darker, the area is lit with twinkling fairy lights which help create a magical atmosphere.  We have two live entertainment / demonstration areas with carol singing, dance, choirs, folk & pop bands.

 

Outside Honeywood Museum and in the nearby Memorial Gardens and Festival Walk there will be stalls from the Wallington Farmers Market and the Eco-Fair.  They bring a varied range of tasty treats and wonderful locally made Christmas gift ideas such as glassware, wooden craft, local art and more.  As well as vegetarian catering there will be a tasty hog roast, seasonal food and a bar with warming drinks including mulled wine and hot cider.  Charity stalls such as Carshalton Lavender and Fairtrade Sutton will also be there.

 

The Friends of the Ecology Centre bring their Winter Wonderland Trail suitable for families with young children aged 3 yrs and above, from 1pm-4pm. Last entry 3.30pm: Cost: £5 per child (under 3s free), includes a gift per child.  Drop in, no booking required.  No dogs.  Access through Ecology Centre grounds, entrance via Old Rectory off Festival Walk

 

INSIDE HONEYWOOD MUSEUM:

The Friends of Honeywood ticket booth opens at 12 noon for booking Santa's Grotto, Christmas Magic Shows and storytelling - there will be limited tickets.  Please leave your prams, buggies and scooters outside in their fully-staffed Buggy Park.

  • Father Christmas' Grotto - Santa will be in his grotto 1pm-3.30pm and 4pm-6pm. Please purchase tickets from the ticket kiosk early, outside Honeywood Museum. £3 for each child to include a present (accompanying adult free
  • Christmas Magic Shows – 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm. Please purchase your tickets from the ticket kiosk outside Honeywood Museum. £2 for each child (accompanying adult free).
  • Free Storytelling all afternoon must be booked at event ticket kiosk on the day.  Times: 1.30, 2.30, 4.30 and 5.30
  • Free entrance to Museum.  Gift Shop and Cafe open

 

Children's Craft Activities: 1 – 5pm £1.50 per activity. Inside the Garden Hall – access through Ecology Centre grounds, entrance via Old Rectory off Festival Walk

 

VOLUNTEERING: We are looking for volunteers to help with the event on the day. If you'd like to help, please e-mail fair@ecolocal.org.uk

 

ENTERTAINMENT / LIVE MUSIC / CHOIRS / DANCE 2023:

MEMORIAL GARDEN Amplified Stage

1.00  Zero Carbon Band
1.30  Lewis King
2.00  The Gillies
2.30  Marc Boz & Irani
3.00  'Densemble', in association with Carshalton Jazz
3.30  Tyla Marilyn
4.00  Macaroons Jazz and Blues Band
5.00 close

HONEYWOOD WALK

1.00 Pennyroyal Clog
1.30 Carshalton Choral Society
2.30 ‘Earth, Wind and Choir!’
3.00 Wandle Ceilidh Band
3.30 Brook Choir
4.00 The Lavender Hill Mob in association with Cryer Folk
4.30  Black Swan Morris

STALLS: - PLS NOTE, STALLS FULLY BOOKED FOR 2023

HONEYWOOD WALK

Friends of Honeywood - winter gifts, children's games, lucky dip
Raffle - win a hamper of local produce and craft
Cocoa Jones - artisan chocolate
Connies Cakes - carrot cakes, including gluten/dairy free, Christmas cakes and biscuits
Monster Cookies - giant cookies
Just be Natural - handmade aromatherapy skin care and more
Alda's Original – ginger cordials, rum punch, preserves & marinades
Soy and Scented - wax candles, melts, diffusers, home fragrance products
Beabea Photography - fine art prints of local landmarks & wildlife
Funky Posh Gems and Jewellery - wire wrapped gemstone jewellery, crystals and more
Wishing Star Glass - fused glass artwork and decorations
Sot's Shop - sewn crafts and Christmas tree decorations
Control Point - Information and lost children

FESTIVAL WALK
Giggly Pig - hog roast, sausages, burgers and more
Hallsgate Wood - wooden carved items.
Posh Dog - hand made children's aprons, bags and dog accessories
Jones' Dreamcatchers - resin bowls, cake stands. Dream catchers
Barbara Andrews Ceramics - ceramic sculptures & Christmas decorations
Shoreline Design - hand crafted seaglass and silver jewellery
Creative Carole - crochet items, local photography mounted on gifts and cards
S&S patisserie - pasties, sausage rolls, fruit tarts, eclairs, British puddings
Nut Knowle - speciality goat cheese
CORA - information about the Old Rectory
Canterbury Cheese - range of cheeses and butter

MEMORIAL GARDEN
Erinlynneillustration - original illustrations on posters, ceramics and more
Sutton Fair Trade - fairtrade products & information
EcoLocal xmas - Christmas wreaths and table decorations - hand made with fresh foliage
Jewellery By Sahara - handmade jewellery and accessories
The Happy Artisan - handmade Christmas ornaments, stocking fillers and tree ornaments
Eightletter - etched glassware, resin cast homeware, fabric decorations
Carshalton Lavender - Carshalton Lavender products, essential oils and crafts
Beautiful Vintage by L- old crockery upcycled
Bar - mulled wine and cider, beer, hot chocolate, coffee and tea
Knitty Nora - hand knitted items: toys, hats, scarves, garments
Nonsuch Mushrooms - wild mushroom risotto - served hot
Scene in London - art prints, drawings of local area.
Jam Packed Preserves - preserves, honey including gift packs
Antares Concepts - hand made wooden toys and gifts, Christmas cards, fabric items

SITE SERVICES AT THE EVENT

First Aid and Lost Children: Honeywood Museum
Information Point/lost property: Honeywood Walk
Buggy Parks: outside museum, and in Ecology Centre grounds for the Winter Wonderland Trail/Craft

 

 

Night time musical outdoor performance lit purple