What To Do

  • Lyndhurst

Upcoming Events

  • Jun01

    SWAY CARNIVAL 2021 - Theme GAMES

    SWAY CARNIVAL will run from Friday 2nd July - Sunday 11th July 2021:

    We have loads of events for you to get involved in this year, details of all are below.  Some events, such as Treasure Hunt, Scarecrow & Scavenger Hunt will take place all week with a start date shown below. 

    Have fun everyone, lets enjoy ourselves and raise lots of money for our wonderful Sway community. 

    Many lovely Sway businesses are supporting our events, please remember them when out and about, shopping or sourcing local trades people. A full list will be available on our programme and on the sponsors page of the Carnival website.

    Sorry the 'C' bit.. some of our events are currently limited in attendance, so... make sure to book your space where applicable.  And those that aren't, please keep you space, wear face coverings if required, sanitize where appropriate, and respect other participants and attendees.  Thank you :-)

    And... we are planning with current guidelines in place (HM Government Step 3) and hoping for Step 4 to take place. If Step 4 is amended or doesn't happen we will endeavour to run as many events as we can.

  • Jun28

    Photo Gallery

    Just for Fun!

    Upload your 3 favourite photographs to the Facebook: Sway Carnival Photo Gallery 2021

    Album categories are  Nature, Neighbourhood and Novelty

    Don't forget to pop a donation in one of the Carnival collection pots that can be found in village shops.

    Photographers give permission to Sway Carnival to show and reproduce suitable photos.

    Instructions on FB posting:
    On a MOBILE PHONE - Scroll across the top of the group starting with "you". Click on 'albums' and add one photo to the appropriate category.
    On a PC -Click on  'media' then 'albums', add your photo to the appropriate category.

  • Jul01

    Treasure Hunt

    Start and Finish anytime during Carnival Week: At the Silver Hind

    Collect your first clue and entry form, pop a donation in the pot and off you go.  When you've finished, return your answers to the Silver Hind to receive a 10% discount meal voucher valid in July.

    Winners will be chosen from the completed entry forms at the end of Carnival Week:

    1st Prize - A delicious meal at the Silver Hind: 2nd Prize - A bottle of wine

  • Jul01

    Bunting Event - all week

    A new event for this year which you may wish to get involved in.

    Make loads of bunting to festoon your house and garden with carnival colour. Sew, Knit, Paint, or use whatever medium you wish, in any shape or form. We are aiming to have a Sway totally decorated in bunting of all sorts.

    Some links and ideas to get you started:

    How to make almost instant bunting


    Some downloadable files

    Paper Bunting Template

    Sports Bunting

    Mindfulness Bunting

  • Jul01

    Scarecrows - all week

    Enter the Carnival Scarecrow Trail - make a scarecrow for your front garden or alternatively purchase a trail map and vote for your favourite.

    Entry forms are available from Winkworth or download a form and map here and drop off at Winkworth with your entry donation.

    Location maps and voting forms available from Winkworth  - £1

    Scarecrows should be entered by 1st July.  Maps and voting from 2nd July.