Wray Scarecrow Festival

I am just loving the warmer weather as Spring has finally Sprung! And it’s a great chance to get out and about as a family at the weekend.

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Last Sunday we visited the tiny quaint village of Wray for their annual Scarecrow Festival. It lasts for a full week ending on May Day for Wray Fair. It’s amazing how busy and popular such a tiny village can get so we decided to check it out at the beginning of the festival week when it was a little quieter.

The quaint little village of Wray.

The quaint little village of Wray.

The festival started in 1993 as a way of gathering more interest in the Wray Fair. The village committee couldn’t have anticipated how much interest the festival would have gathered. On the day of the fair the village was absolutely packed with no room for all the cars and running out of cups of tea!

Since then the village have now added a theme to the Scarecrow festival and have a better idea of the number of visitors to expect by adding an overflow car park and signs pointing visitors around the village.

This year’s theme was ‘Heroes and Villains’.

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Our daughter was a bit ‘shy’ of the scarecrows or as she liked to call them ‘statues’. Buzz Lightyear is one of her favourite characters so we got  a photo with him. Although she now likes to call him ‘Lightning McBuzz’. I think she’s been watching a bit too much of ‘Cars’!

Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory

Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory

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Sweeny Todd

The villagers were determined to put on a proper ‘show’ for visitors with some very creative displays, although I’m not entirely sure if ‘Sweeny Todd’ is a story our three year old needs to know about any time soon!!

She was very excited to see some pirates.

She was very excited to see some pirates.

Her new favourite film 'The Spitting One' aka 'Despicable Me'

Her new favourite film ‘The Spitting One’ aka ‘Despicable Me’

Of course the day wouldn’t have been complete without a trip to the play park. Thank you Village of Wray for a lovely Sunday afternoon!

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Wibbly Wobbly!

Wibbly Wobbly!

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For more information about the festival: http://www.vrwray.com/

 

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