Ninfield residents have many events to look forward to in the coming months

A colourful young reveller at the 2013 Ninfield Carnival
A colourful young reveller at the 2013 Ninfield Carnival

After weeks of wind and rain locals in Ninfield are looking forward to getting out and about – and there is lots for them to do over the coming months.

March has already seen the formation of a new amateur dramatic society for the village, open to all ages and holding fortnightly classes on Saturday mornings based round play readings, sketches and script working.

Ninfield Carnival Queen and Princessess in 2013

Ninfield Carnival Queen and Princessess in 2013

Saturday April 5 sees a morning cartoon cinema session at the Memorial Hall for youngsters to get together and have fun alongside parents or grandparents.

Entrance is £1 for adults and 50p for under 12 and doors open at 10am for a 10.30am start and a midday finish.

The hope is the children will be inspired by some old favourites into make prams and carts for the village’s annual pram rave on Monday May 5.

The May bank holiday event is one of the most popular in the village’s events calendar and the fun starts with the aforementioned pram race in Manchester Road from midday – with registration starting at 9am in the Blacksmith Inn car park.

The theme of this year’s event is Children’s Television Programmes and as many as 20 carts will take part, with a treasure hunt running alongside it.

More information on how to enter is available by calling 01424 893644 and there will be prizes for the best overall fancy dress and best homemade pram.

There will also be a barbecue, raffle and tote.

July sees the return of the extremely popular Ninfield’s Got Talent, which takes place on Friday July 11.

The carnival, fete and live music event will follow on the next day with some new stalls, competitions and arena events alongside the regular attractions.

The end of July sees The Ninfield Bonfire society’s annual Ninfield Gig, with some exciting extra events planned, and of course, they will be hosting the spectacular Bonfire and Fireworks Night in the Autumn.

For more information on any of the events, contact Sami Guard 01424 893699, 07970650321 or email