Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 0°C

Search

Festive entertainment at Jimmy’s Christmas Fayre draws crowds despite the rain

PUBLISHED: 15:39 01 December 2018

Sally Pidgeon, Lauren, Albie and Lewis Squirrell, Oakley Woolard and Emily Pidgeon enjoying the fayre despite the rainy weather  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sally Pidgeon, Lauren, Albie and Lewis Squirrell, Oakley Woolard and Emily Pidgeon enjoying the fayre despite the rainy weather Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Archant

Rain couldn’t spoil the seasonal entertainment at Jimmy’s Christmas Fayre, as crowds headed along to join in the fun.

This year’s event is the biggest festive fayre yet at the venue. There are more than 80 stalls offering a wide range of goods, along with mulled wine, hot chocolate, and many different types of food.

On Saturday, children and families were defying the weather and enjoying activities including feeding the sheep, making glittery slime, and having a go on a decorated tractor.

The rain didn't deter the crowds from visiting Jimmy's Farm Christmas fayre Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe rain didn't deter the crowds from visiting Jimmy's Farm Christmas fayre Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty, the farm’s director, said before the event: “This is one of the biggest weekends in the farm calendar and I simply can’t wait.”

The fayre is running from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, with bands, choirs and school groups, a Christmas present hunt and the chance to meet Santa in his grotto. There are also donkey rides and animal encounters, including a reindeer roundup and meerkat madness.

Jane Stannard and her dog Boris feeling festive in their Christmas jumpers  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNJane Stannard and her dog Boris feeling festive in their Christmas jumpers Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Visitors got to say hello to some pigs  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNVisitors got to say hello to some pigs Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Amelie, Anne and Jean-Luc Barthel having fun at the fayre  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNAmelie, Anne and Jean-Luc Barthel having fun at the fayre Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lily Harrowing hiding behind the Christmas trees  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNLily Harrowing hiding behind the Christmas trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jude Creek making some slime  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNJude Creek making some slime Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Willow Sprague having a go on the Christmas tractor  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNWillow Sprague having a go on the Christmas tractor Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jason Clench, Maddy and Dumitriou Mircea feeling festive  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNJason Clench, Maddy and Dumitriou Mircea feeling festive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

James, Arthur and Laura John on their way to get a hot chocolate  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNJames, Arthur and Laura John on their way to get a hot chocolate Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A lorry crashed into another HGV after a tyre blow out on the A14 this morning, causing tailbacks towards the Orwell Bridge.

A car lost its front bumper aftera crash in Ipswich town centre during today’s rush hour.

Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

Motorists are being advised by Suffolk police to expect delays across the county’s roads on two separate occasions during the festive period.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has joined councillors and schoolchildren from Rushmere Hall to plant trees as part of an scheme to mark The Queen’s work for the Commonwealth.

A man who was last seen at work two days ago is still missing, causing concern for his whereabouts.

A school is set to create a new teaching block to help it meet a growing demand for pupil places.

Detectives investigating reports of an attack outside an Ipswich restaurant have arrested two people.

The prime minister might have won a confidence vote but, asks political editor RICHARD PORRITT, what now for her leadership, Brexit and the country?

Theresa May has won the confidence vote on her leadership of the Conservatives – but has promised MPs she will not lead the party into the next General Election.

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24