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Cosy up this autumn at Delapré Abbey’s first eco-conscious fair

Join us for a sustainable Sunday full of activity focussed on plastic free living. Expect stalls, live demonstrations, and family-friendly activities.

Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust (DAPT) have partnered with eco-focussed business, GoodToBee, to bring the public their first eco fair at Delapré Abbey. From 11am-4pm on Sunday 24th October, visitors will be able to enjoy foraging demos, talks on beekeeping and honey tasting, plus a variety of stalls selling sustainable chocolate, beeswax wraps, recycled children’s clothing and more.

Stallholders include The Naturally Vegan Food Company, Coffee Refill Van, Rockit Kids, Harker’s Fudge, Pada Botanicals, and Nenette Chocolates. Partners GoodToBee will be offering demonstrations and showcasing their beeswax wraps and unpaper towels – plastic free and waste free alternatives to everyday essentials.

Madeline Willis, Founder and Director of GoodToBee said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Delapré Abbey to help bring a sustainable and ethical festival to Northamptonshire. Putting community at the heart of our joint passion to inspire simple green swaps at the centre of family life.”

Shanice Webber, Commercial and Events Officer at Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust said “We can’t wait to welcome to Delapré’s first ever Eco Fair. This is a great opportunity to discover local produce with planet friendly demonstrations, stalls, gifts and food. We are excited to be hosting an event with sustainability at the forefront, so wrap up warm and head down to Delapré for a hot drink and a fun-filled Sunday!

DAPT’s key priorities as an organisation are to improve access to heritage and culture, and to connect people with improved wellbeing and the environment. The Trust hopes that ‘GoodToBee Green’ will be the first of many eco-focussed events created with a key goal of sustainability in mind.

The Trust, which is a finalist in the ‘Community Project of the Year’ category at the 2021 Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards for its community Annual Pass scheme, is supporting the local environment and community through various initiatives including a new Thriving Communities-funded wellbeing programme alongside partners from across the town, and University of Northampton’s cup recycling scheme ‘Up for the Cup’. All these projects are contributing to a greener future at Delapré Abbey.

A magical Christmas is also guaranteed at Delapré Abbey with tickets selling fast for their Christmas Fair (27th and 28th November), Candlelit Tours, Wreath Making workshops, and Santa’s Grotto. Tickets will go on sale for their recently announced Winter Light Trail later this month.

Tickets for the eco fair are free, with a suggested donation of £3, and can be booked here.

The safety of visitors, volunteers and staff is a key priority to the Abbey team, and they are proud to be part of Visit Britain’s Good to Go scheme, which means you can visit safe in the knowledge that they adhere to government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.