Christmas Fair – THIS SATURDAY

Salusbury Primary School
Christmas Fair
Saturday 2 December 11am – 3pm

The Salusbury School Christmas Fair is THIS SATURDAY.  One of the main fundraising events we hold, the Christmas Fair raised on avergae £4,500 for the school each year and is a highlight in the Queens Park area calendar! AS last year, we’ve been running the 12 days of the Salusbury Christmas Fair countdown on facebook but for those of you who aren’t on facebook, here’s the countdown so far to whet your appetite…

12 days to go…

The festive event of your seasonal calendar is just around the corner and to help you countdown and make sure you’ve got the low down on what’s happening, the 12 days of the Salusbury Christmas Fair is back!…
12 days to go until the fair and you are in for a treat! Our Santa’s Grotto is back and better than ever. For those who have noticed that Santa’s previous home is currently under extensive renovation, fear not! Santa has found a new, dare we say it, better home and he and his reindeer and elves are very much looking forward to welcoming the children! His team are working hard to ensure it’s a magical experience for the little ones and there’ll be some fun surprises for the slightly older kiddies too!

11 days to go…

11 days until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and today we’re super excited to be welcoming back the immensely talented Amelie Chung and her gorgeous jewellery. Amelie is a Salusbury alumni now in year 9 and her stunning pendants make wonderful gifts and are beautifully presented. Check out the sneaky peak below of what she’s got in store for us this year! Amelie has sold out the last couple of fairs so be sure to get in quick to avoid disappointment. The FoSS Committee have already got their eyes on those snowmen!

10 days to go…

10 days until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and we have some awesome games to keep the kids (and adults) entertained. We are delighted to announce that our Virtual Reality experience will be back which was a huge success at the summer fair. Run by our very own Damien Healy, they’ll be a variety of experiences to entertain and thrill so make sure you stop by! Also returning after it’s debut in July, will be the festive version of the Human Fruit Machine – hours of fun with fruit to be had. Stop by and see the Greenspace team to play! And of course, it wouldn’t be a Salusbury Fair without our famous Tombola – will your luck be in? We are already collecting some fantastic donations so well worth making time for. And DON’T FORGET to keep your TOMBOLA DONATIONS coming! You can drop them off every drop off and pick-up until the fair!

9 days to go…

9 days until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and it wouldn’t be a Salusbury fair without our mini fairground. Bouncey castles and slides, tea cup rides, carousels and beat the goalie are all booked in for those thrill seekers!

8 days to go…

 

 

 

8 days to go and let us get your mouths watering with all the Festive Fayre we have on offer! Christmas in a Bun is back with a bang with the usual turkey and ham options and this year a new veggie version (its SO good) as well as pizza and hot dogs for the kids. You’ll also find our Winter Warmer drinks in the playground serving mulled wine and a NEW non-alcoholic version as well as good old fashioned beer and wine. Meanwhile our tea and coffee crew are back serving tea, coffee and hot chocolate to the masses whilst you can find mince pies and soft drinks at both drink outlets. The waffle stall is back, this year with an option of chocolate sauce and of course our cake stall will be serving sweet treats donated by your fine selves! We’ll be receiving cake donations from Thursday 30 November and they’ll be a Gails voucher for the best cake so get baking!

 

7 days to go…

 

 

 

 

7 days to go until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and we have lots of seasonal handcraft activities to keep little ones entertained and create beautiful gifts for family and friends at the same time! First stop is the Elves Workshop offering a selection of arts and craft activities for all ages, including ceramic snowflake decorating, festive origami designs and treasure chest adorning. Wand Dipping is back creating those magical sparkly wands for some spell casting, whilst cookie decorating combines a sweet treat with a bit of festive creativity! And last but by no means least, after it’s popularity at the summer fair, Throw a Pot is returning for a Christmas turn (pun intended) with the opportunity for you / the kids to create a one-of-a-kind pot instructed by the talented Jacqui Ramrayka – great fun and ideal for Christmas pressies!

6 days to go…

 

 

6 days to go until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and it wouldn’t be a Salusbury Fair without our face painting stall. Bring the kids along for lots of festive designs (and no doubt some tigers and spider men too)!

5 days to go…

5 days to go until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and after the huge success of last year, we are very excited to be partnering up with Jason from Queens Park Station Flowers once again to bring you a beautiful selection of Christmas trees and bespoke wreaths. Last year was the first year we partnered with Jason and we can honestly say the trees were premium quality for reasonable prices with a good selection and with a percentage of profit going to the school, it was an all round winning formula! This year Jason will also be hosting Wreath making workshops throughout the fair so if you’re feeling creative you can make your own!

4 days to go…

4 days until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and to truly get you in the mood, we have the wonderful DJ Caren Can Can of K2K Radio playing festive tunes on the decks filling the air with the sounds of Christmas. Caren played at the recent Ladies Night and the dance floor was permanently packed so you can expect some belters! And on the subject of dance floors, we will be thoroughly encouraging throwing some shapes on our family dancefloor so come prepared to boogie! And as if all that wasn’t enough, for those who like to flex their lungs, there will also be an opportunity to have a good old sing of some seasonal classics at 2pm in the snug playground!

3 days to go…

3 days until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and with all that running around after the kids crafting, playing games, visiting Santa, eating like its Christmas, making wreaths, rides in the fairground and purchasing items you hadn’t “specifically” set out to it’s probably about time you had a rest…well we’ve got you covered! This year we are delighted to introduce the PAMPER ZONE with Acupressure Massages by Sarah Donne and Express Manicures by Fabiana Maur – make sure you stop by to book your appointment before they all get snapped up!

2 days to go…

Just 2 days to go until the Salusbury Christmas Fair! You’ve been so generously donating your pre-loved goods and we are set for a wonderful market. The Book stall has a great range of books for kids and adults, covering all preferences and will also be selling DVDs and CDs. Our book stall elves have been carefully categorising them all into age and genre to help you find just what you’re looking for! Meanwhile the Toy stall will not disappoint with some fabulous pieces many worthy of Christmas presents, others sure to have the kids begging excitedly for pocket money! The Second Hand Uniform rails offer an opportunity to pick-up extra bits without having to buy brand new with some in like-new condition. Finally, the new kid on the block is the New and Nearly Boutique selling homeware and baby kit. We’ve had some lovely pieces donated for this stall so make sure you get in early to grab yourself a bargain! You’ll find all the pre-loved stalls in the canteen – conveniently located an arms length from food and a cup of tea for when you’re all shopped out! Don’t forget to bring plenty of bags for all the goodies you’ll be taking home, or you can purchase a FoSS cotton bag for life for £7 from the FoSS stall in the playground – free with a monthly standing order!

1 day to go….

Photo credit: Suzanne Plunkett 2016©.

One more sleep until the Salusbury Christmas Fair and we’re delighted to welcome Steve Rolles who will be our Festive Portrait Photographer this year! Steve will be taking portraits for a bargain £5 per 10 minute session with images available for download online after the fair. He’ll be positioned in front of the tree stall for some gorgeous outdoor shots and there’s optional props for a more informal feel. And with that here closes the 12 days of the Salusbury Christmas Fair. We are so excited to welcome you all tomorrow – we hope you have a fabulous time and enjoy all that we have in store for you and the family!