Twin villages are gearing up for a big weekend of fun for all ages

Trimley Carnival
Felixstowe Childminding

Trimley Carnival Felixstowe Childminding - Credit: Lucy taylor

Organisers are hoping for a big weekend of family fun and fundraising as two Suffolk villages nestling side-by-side get together for a carnival.

Trimley Carnival takes place tomorrow and Sunday and this year’s theme is Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes.

Crowds will gather along the route tomorrow as the procession of decorated floats, majorettes and other entries sets off from Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary, at 1pm to travel along High Road to the Trimley Sports and Social Club in Trimley St Martin, where it is expected to arrive about 2pm.

Floats need to be in place by noon ready for the judging and also the judging of the best majorette troupe.

The social club will host the afternoon’s activities with gates opening at noon.


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Between 2.30pm and 5.30pm there will be various displays in the main arena including Felixstowe Karate Club, Ipswich Diamonds, Twilight Twirlers, Fit Fusion and Poloz, as well as children’s rides/inflatables, food and drink and a range of charity and craft stalls to browse.

Music will be provided by Trance Mobile Disco.

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On Sunday gates will open at 10am with a car boot sale – pitches £5, free to browse – and at 11am there will be an It’s a Knockout Tournament featuring teams from families, businesses and community groups, with music throughout the afternoon from Breeze Entertainment.

Sharon Iannuzzi, of Trimley Carnival, said there would be activities for all ages and hoped the villages would turn out in force again to support the event.

She said: “All proceeds from the carnival will be donated back into the community via youth groups and local charities.

“Thanks to the public’s support last year, the committee was delighted to be able to donate £2,500.”

Those to receive donations included village sports projects, pre schools, primary school, youth activities and animal charities.

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