A burst of natural colour, stalls and great food returns to Thriplow
Each year, the village of Thriplow in south Cambridgeshire hosts a huge celebration of spring, providing a lovely day out in the countryside with tasty food, music, entertainment and stalls.
The centre point for the event is the village’s beautiful crop of daffodils, which are always a gorgeous sight, and with traffic-free lanes to amble around, it’s like stepping back in time for the afternoon.
The festival, which this year takes place on 16-17 April, has been running since 1969, started in an effort to raise money for some church repairs. Residents decided to open up their gardens and serve cups of tea from their homes – it was such a success that they decided to try it again the year after. The Thriplow Daffodil Weekend was born and it now draws in around 7,000 guests each year.
There are pretty gardens to admire, craft barns to wander around, live music to be enjoyed and always lots of delicious food – be it home-made cake or something tasty from one of the many food stalls. And how do they ensure that they get their famous bumper crop of daffs year after year? The residents plant more and more each year – adding in plenty of different varieties, so they’re pretty much set whatever the English weather throws at them!
The event takes place 11am-5pm both days and costs £5 per adult and £2.50 per child. Under fives go free.