Mums and Toddlers BYOB – Bring Your Own Baby on Wednesday 19th June in St Mary’s Church

Julia Turner, from Live Music Now, lead a musical session of songs and activities for pre-school children and their mums during the usual Walk in Wednesday.

Party in the Park on Saturday 22nd June

The ‘Party in the Park’ was held for the first time in the Beaminster Memorial Field with music from Beaminster Youth Club’s Pheonix Band and Scoot, children’s entertainment from Strawberry Jam, delicious food from local suppliers, drink supplied by the Pavilion Bar and very importantly with great weather!

Beaminster Festival Chairman, Jonathan Wales said “With a party you can provide the venue, the food and drink and the entertainment. To have a good party however you need great guests and boy did we have great guests. We issued our invitation and it seemed like the whole Town came to party the night away!  Thank you to everyone for making the night such a success and bringing a smile to everyone’s face”.

Thanks to the Town Council, Colin Warnett and the Pavilion Committee and the Cricket Club for making this new venue possible.

Family BBQ and Picnic – Sunday June 30th: 12-5pm in Beaminster Manor 

The free afternoon of family fun in the beautiful gardens of Beaminster Manor, with kind thanks to Mrs Christine Wood, proved to be a wonderful finale to this year’s Festival.   Almost 500 people attended and were able to enjoy the sunshine whilst joining in the entertainment provided:

  • Chilled out jazz music by Arcadia Jazz Band
  • Wonderful stage performances from Phoenix Band, Treble Trouble Acapella, Lisa Marie & Ollie and a fantastic flash mob dance by the children of the Prout Bridge Project (formerly Beaminster Youth Club).
  • Huge variety of children’s entertainment including: Strawberry Jam, a puppet show and workshop, magic show, circus skills, ceramics workshop, giant Jenga and Splat the Rat.
  • Tasty BBQ by Beaminster Cricket Club
  • Ice creams from Baboo Gelato
  • Beaminster Fire Service kindly attended with one of their appliances and children spent the afternoon trying out the equipment and climbing into the fire appliance.

“It was a fantastic day with a really friendly atmosphere” said Jo Moss, who organised the event on behalf of the Beaminster Festival Committee.  “The children loved all the entertainment provided and joined in with enthusiasm.  Thank you to everyone who helped and most importantly to those that were able to spend time with us!  I look forward to doing it again next year.”