• Carnival So Far!

    The sun continues to shine down on Sway, hopefully it will continue for the rest of the Carnival week

    Friday saw the Walking Treasure Hunt, the start and finish kindly being hosted by the Hare and Hounds - many thanks to Brendan, Julia and the Team for letting us pitch up on the front patio.

    The winners of the Treasure Hunt were:-

    1. 1st - Second Best
    2. 2nd - The Snowths
    3. 3rd - A Couple of Donuts

    Saturday saw the return of the Sway Boule, hosted by the wonderful team at Gracewell, an afternoon of family fun and rivalry as teams fought it out for the famous Sway Tower Trophy.

    Congratulations to the winners Nick Woodfine and Martin Naylor, and runners up Andy Goplen and Gill Rose.

    And a big thank you to Gracewell for lovely teas, cakes and Pimms.

    Today we have been up on Wilverley Plain for the childrens and adults fun runs, both runs were on new routes this year and proved very popular. 

    Hopefully everyones is now enjoying the family entertainment at Stanford Rise Green, and for this evening, there are still tickets available for tonights Drama production, payable on the door £6 (includes a drink).

  • Carnival starts today!

    The Carnival starts today... Come and join us for the first event.

    A walking treasure hunt around Sway - Starts from the Hare and Hounds, 5.30 - 6.30pm Entry £1.50 per adult. Solve the puzzles from a number of clues as you wander around the village, then return to the Hare & Hounds for a well earned drink or food. 

    Make sure your scarecrow is in place ready for judging.

    Scarecrow location maps are on sale at tonights Walking Treasure Hunt and from the newsagents from tomorrow  £1. Find your favorite and vote using the location map.

    And, don't forget your sun cream and hat when out and about!

  • Carnival Latest

    The final preparations are being made for Carnival Week and you may have seen some of the team out selling raffle tickets and various carnival events this morning. For those of you that missed the team - Tickets for all events are now on sale and can be purchased in the following places.

    BOULE - Tickets at Newsagent - Sat 30/6 - at Gracewell 2pm - £5 per pair

    DRAMA CLUB - Tickets at Hairsway & Sway Deli - Sat 30/6 & Sun 1/7 - Churchrooms 7pm -  £6 includes a drink.

    WINE and CHEESE - Tickets at Winkworths - Thurs 5/7 - Village Hall 7pm - £15

    JAZZ ON THE LAWN - Tickets at The Manor - Sun 8/7 - The Manor at Sway 2.30pm - £10 (£12 on the day).

    GARAGE SALES (£5) & SCARECROW (£2) Comp - Entry forms available at the Newsagent.

  • Sway Carnival

    Check out the Carnival Events Page and the Programme Page for the latest Carnival News.

    There are still a few things to finalise but we're nearly there.

    Info can also be found on Facebook pages 'Sway Carnival' and 'Sway Hearsay'

  • Carnival Update

    Plans for Carnival week are now well underway. This year we are kicking off the week with the Walking Treasure Hunt on the Friday evening (June 29th) – starting at the Hare and Hounds any time between 5.30 and 6.30 and finishing back there, hopefully in record time !!

    There is a new venue for the Family Fun Day on Sunday 1st July. This year it will be on the Village Hall Green and if wet in the Village Hall. The format will be similar to last year with Mr. Colour, tea and cakes, face painting, Pimms, lucky dip and ferrets.

    Following on from its previous success the Cheese and Wine evening is back for its third year – and this year we are very pleased that the wine expert is a very local wine producer – Tim Phillips and the cheese specialist is our old favourite Jon Broomfield who has shared his expertise with us every year so far.

    The After Procession party is going to be bigger and better this year with a variety of live music and plenty of food. Finally, don’t forget, now is the time to start sorting out your items for the Garage Sale and planning your scarecrow.

    Once again Sway will be having a great Carnival Week and we look forward to seeing you all.

    Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee

    Keep an eye out for further announcements on the this website, Sway Carnival & Sway Hearsay Face Book pages, Sway News and posters that will appear around the village in the coming months.

    If you would like to help out, the Carnival Commitee are always looking to welcome new members, or maybe you just want to help out one event. For further information please email: or find us on facebook at