Fun for all the family at popular ‘Ashwell at Home’

Ashwell at Home - a popular annual event in the village
Ashwell at Home - a popular annual event in the village

This year’s theme is Ashwell’s Treasures

The picturesque village is always popular with visitors and this annual event attracts even more, providing a real family day out.

This year’s theme is Ashwell’s Treasures. There’a guided walk of its evil treasures and an opportunity to see the renowned Senuna drawings of the Ashwell hoard of Roman-British temple artefacts, which are in the British Musem.

Many gardens, both large and small, will be open to display their horticultural treasures. You can also visit the village lock-up (no longer in use) and help dig an archaeological test pit to uncover even more historical loot.

And it goes without saying there’s a treasure hunt for the youngsters, complete with a pirate centre in the village hall. They can also enjoy free workshops with storytelling, drama and crafts in addition to making May Day crowns and garlands and having their faces painted.

Some businesses will be open during the day, including a jeweller’s workshop.

There are various displays from local clubs and organisations featuring talented local artists and photographs taken four decades ago.

Refreshments will be available all day with home-made lunches in the school and tea in the parish rooms, church, school and village hall.

There will also be stalls selling cakes and plants.

Entry to Ashwell at Home is by programme, available on the day for £6, under 18s free – and there’s plenty of free parking.

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