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The annual Bakewell Carnival is on this Saturday the 1st of July. There is much more to this event than just a parade though the town. It is a time for fancy dress and racing! If you are not a local then this event will probably seem very strange, but it is all done in good spirits and can be quite an experience.
Thursday night sees the children’s raft race, where they ride rafts they build themselves down the river Wye.
Friday night is when the adults come out to play with the Welly and Wheelbarrow race. The idea is to race round the pubs of Bakewell with one person in a wheelbarrow and the other pushing, both in wellies, once at the pub they drink half a pint and then swap. There are prizes for fancy dress as well as winning the race itself.
Saturday itself is the day of the actual carnival and the parade closes the roads through Bakewell from 3 until 4:30 in the afternoon. It is a heady mix of costumes, floats and cross dressing! All in all it can be an entertaining experience, and something a bit different on your visit to the Peak District.
Sunday sees the Duck Race which is a more relaxed way to close out the Carnival Week. Rubber ducks are released down the river to see which one makes it to the finish line first.
If these events seem like something you may enjoy doing then it is worth going down to the picturesque market town of Bakewell. If not then you can escape the madness at the quiet tranquillity offered at Longnor Wood.
Some of the more eagle-eyed customers out there amongst you may have noticed a different look to the website, that is because it is an entirely new one! We took the decision to make a new one so that we had more control of the content and we could keep it relevant for you. It went live on the new site on the 26th of January but have slowly been making slight adjustments so didn’t feel the time was right to draw too much attention to it. It is now functioning in all of the main areas, but that is not to say we are done with it! There will be many exciting updates and additional features that we will keep you up to date with.
As well as a new website there is a new booking system. With the new system you have pictures of the unit that you are going to book, make additional payments online, have access to extra features, automatic discounts where applicable and it will now remind you about paying the balance.
The website has been designed by ourselves so we would welcome any feedback and suggestions that you may have (we will use our limited technical skills to try and do them!).
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