What to expect at The Christmas Fair in the Cotswolds

There's nothing like a Christmas Fair to get in the festive spirit. Photo credit: EarnestTse/Getty I

There's nothing like a Christmas Fair to get in the festive spirit. Photo credit: EarnestTse/Getty Images/iStockphoto - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The annual fair, in support of WellChild, is taking place this week – and it offers plenty of inspiration about how to go ‘greener’ this festive season

Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax Wraps - Credit: Archant

The environment and our effect on our surroundings is probably THE hottest topic right now - from what car we drive, to what we eat, to how we power our lives, but very little thought has been given to how we make 'the most magical time of the year' the greenest we possibly can. Each year, the Christmas lists get longer and longer, with gifts from far flung places ensuing excitement amongst our nearest and dearest, but how can you ensure your festive season isn't just the best Christmas yet, but is also the most eco-friendly advent on record. It's quite simple, really - why not purchase all those unique and personal gifts in one place, at one time?


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The Christmas Fair in support of WellChild is the one-stop shop for everything your Christmas heart desires, all under one roof at Daylesford Organic Farm Shop in the heart of the Cotswolds from November 11-13. The fair, now in its ninth year, welcomes vendors from around the world, each selling unique, must-have items, that even the fussiest of recipients will wonder at in awe. From exceptional interiors, to bespoke hand-crafted gifts and delicious food and drink, with over 200 stands on site, there is no need to order any gifts online, thus saying a fond farewell to your online shopping-triggered carbon footprint. Over three days, guests are welcomed to sample not only the unique shopping experience, only the Christmas Fair in support of WellChild can offer, but also partake in on-site classes and tutorials from some of the best chefs and cuisine specialists, honing your entertaining skills and making this Christmas one to remember.

Sally Hampson

Sally Hampson - Credit: Archant

What's more, with the emphasis truly on being a single-use plastic-free zone and once again ensuring the Christmas Fair is a zero-to-landfill endeavour, this is the perfect location to say so long to excess rubbish and unnecessary pollution and hello to a Christmas you can be proud of in more ways than one.

The Christmas Fair in support of WellChild is taking place from 11-13 November. Tickets are available now from £9 online at cotswoldfair.com with a complimentary Knight Frank Jute bag for all visitors on entrance to the fair, ensuring a plastic-free shopping experience.

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