We first made Wassail lanterns two years ago, and it’s hard to convey in words how lovely, and right,  they looked as the children processed with them down to the orchard, and skipped from tree to tree. Our only mistake was to hold the lantern making session on the same day as the Wassail, which led to some time-management issues for us, and some lanterns that were still soggy from the glue! So this time, the Wassail’s going to last all weekend.

Saturday 12 January. Wassail lantern-making craft sessions
Open to families – accompanied children of all ages.
Trumpington Village Hall
11 – 1pm OR 2 – 4pm
£2 per lantern made. (+ £1 for an LED tealight, if you need one)
Tea, coffee, small cakes available to buy.
Come and make a lantern from colourful tissue paper, twigs and a lot of glitter, to hold during the Wassail the next day. All materials supplied.

Sunday 13 January
Join our Wassail celebration of the apple trees and help to ensure we get a good year’s apple growing in 2013. The Wassail will start at 3:30pm. Bring a light and wrap up warm to enjoy music, singing and some traditional mulled apple juice with which to toast the trees, and wish us all a good harvest. All ages welcome, free admission, donations gratefully received.