Carnival Day Events for 2022

Please check back regularly as details here will be updated as they are finalised

The Route

Woodchurch Carnival Parade is inclusive to all.  You may be walking alone, in a group or have a float in the form of vehicle mechanically powered or manual powered.

The route is approximately 1.4 miles and around 27 minutes walking time.

The Start point is Rectory Close at 1200hrs, marked by blue triangle.

The route passes the two Public Houses (in the past this area has always been a busy view point for spectators).  We then pass the Green for the first time and head towards the garages and Post Office down Front Road.

We will turn left at the junction of Front and Lower Road to head back up towards the Green. This area is perceived to be fairly slow.

As we reach the cross roads by the old Scout Hut another left turn to head up the Green road.  All vehicles will stop adjacent to the Green on the road, whilst those on foot and other manual transportation can move onto the Green.

Some people may wish to join the parade but feel they may struggle on the distance.  Please be assured we will support and ensure you take part.  On the Entry Form PLEASE add a note and a team member will arrange to talk on best options for you.

Souvenir Programme

The Carnival Souvenir Programme will be on sale on the day for £1.00.  It is also being sold in advance at the HUB.

Each programme is individually numbered and the draw will take place on the day of the Carnival (4 June 2022) and announced over the PA system at around 5.00 pm.

The winning number if not claimed on the day will be posted on the Woodchurch Carnival Website.

The prize will be held for 24 hours and if not claimed will be redrawn.

Please retain your programme until the prize is claimed.

The Bands

In the Band Tent on the Green

1.00-2.30   Katie & Clive

2.30-3.45   The Washed-Up Jug Band

3.45-5.00   The Coffin Dodgers

5.00-6.30   Brad Pittance and the Pirates

6.30-8.00   Burst

PLUS Woodchurch is honoured to have on parade for the celebrations of Her Majesty Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee The Band of the The Princes of Wales’s Royal Regiment

Main Arena

2.00   The Band of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

2.45   Tai Chi For You

3.30   Dog Show

4.30   Line Dancers

5.00   Presentation of Carnival Prizes & Trophy Plaques (Best Mobile Float; Best Pedestrian Float; Best Child Costume; Best Adult Costume and Woodchurch in Bloom winner of the Front Garden Competition


          Drawing of Raffle and Winning Souvenir Number Programme

Woodchurch Morris will be performing throughout the day 

Activities on the Green

Fairground attractions, rides & vintage game stalls for adults and children alike to test all your skills!  For those that remember previous Woodchurch Carnivals – ‘The Horse’ will on the Green to try and test your balancing skills again.   We have tried to set prices so that all can enjoy a lot for a little.   We’re also very lucky to have Dorothea (52 Key Dutch Street Organ) which will be playing near the trampolines.

There will be over 35 stalls displaying & selling local products and talking about local clubs, societies, charities and businesses.

4.30 pm                  Tug of War

Carnival Tokens will be required to pay for rides & games – no cash (see below)


Wide variety of refreshments on sale throughout the date – BBQ supplied by our local Scout Group, vendors selling a variety of refreshments, Vintage Tea Tent, Candy Floss Tent, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, VW Camper Foods, May Farm Luxury Icreams, Doughnut Stall and Beer Tent (we’ve managed to turn back time on Bar pricing but please drink responsibly).

Carnival Tokens

*** Instead of paying by cash, special tokens need to be purchased for all rides and games ***

These tokens can be bought in advance at the HUB or on Carnival Day from the HUB, Information Kiosk and the Bar.

Carnival Grand Draw Raffle

More prizes are being added all the time!  It’s not too late for businesses to donate a prize.

Raffle tickets cost a £1.00 and are now on sale in the HUBWoodchurch Village Life MuseumBonny Cravat, Six bells pub Woodchurch and The Old Post Office Coffee Shop

‼️Further prizes added to the Grand Draw Raffle‼️🎪 Voucher for a Large Brownie Tray or 6 cup cakes from Gingers Creations🎪 Hand-made door wreath and a Bee Gift Selection Box from Tuppence & Teg🎪 £20 Wood Fired Pizza Takeaway – Out of the Box Events🎪 Rare Breeds Centre have added a FURTHER 4 family day tickets AND an annual family membership!🎪 Browns Fish and Chips have donated 8 meals🎪Brewery Tour and Tutuored Tasting – Shepherd Neame🎪Wrendale Designs Goodie Bag – Six Bells Woodchurch

Laser Show

As the light of the sun fades, we have a spectacular finale – a first for our village – a laser show set to music will take place on and around our beautiful Church.  This show commence close to 10:00pm once it is dark enough.

Disabled Parking

There will be very limited parking in the Memorial Hall car park and this is to be booked in advance by emailing  There is to be no movement of cars on the Green or in the car park whilst the Parade is taking place (12:00 – 13:15pm).


We kindly ask, where possible, that Woodchurch residents who are on the Parade route please try and keep cars off the road and in driveways.

The Parade route will be closed to cars during 12.00 – 1.15pm. There will be no parking around the Green or in the Memorial Hall.

Public parking will be in two designated areas:

Jean Mealham Centre

Lower Road

Woodchurch  TN26 3SQ

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Front Road

Woodchurch  TN26 3SF

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Enjoy the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and Carnival Day!