Category Archives: Village Day

Keep up to date with news about the next Village Day event from the Parish Council.

10+ spaces still available on free Village Day Trip to Wells-next-the-Sea & Hunstanton – Wednesday 5th July

Leaving the Fox carpark @ 9.15 am and returning ~ 6.30pm, the Village Trip to Well- next- the-Sea & Hunstanton still has spaces for ~10 residents of North Luffenham. This trip is free to North Luffenham residents and is sponsored by the Village Trust.

Pretty Harbour of Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells-next-the-Sea Beach & the famous colourful beach huts

Top things to do in Wells-next-the-Sea:

  • Eat at Plattens Fish & Chips
  • Visit Wells-next-the-Sea Beach
  • Try Whinhill Norfolk Cider
  • Go boating along the Harbour
  • Visit Wells’ Maltings Art Gallery
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse

Visit Old Hunstanton Lighthouse or simply stroll along the beach or enjoy tea & cake in one the many delis in the town.

Please contact Jason Allen to book your place on
07773 396153 or email

Village Day – Archery Returns to Butt Lane

In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.

The origin of the name “Butt Lane” may come from Middle English butte which was a ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’.

On Village Day (Sunday May 20th) Michael Anker will  be running “Have a Go” Archery taster sessions on the Oval at 3:30 by the cricket nets for anyone who would like to re-create the medieval use of the area (but with modern recurve bows )

All ages and abilities are welcome to give it a try

Michael will be taking donations for Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Ridlington from participants



Village Day – Fun Dog Show

There will be a fun dog show open to all on Village Day on Sunday 20th May

This will be held between 2.30pm – 3.30 pm in the Arena, and run by Paul Cummings

Judging will be on several fun categories, including:

• Sit & Stay

• Walk to Heel

• Sausage Catching

• Best Young Handler (Under 12 yrs)

• Best Fancy Dress – Dog & Handler

• Most Lovable Dog

Feel free to bring yourself and your dog along on the day

North Luffenham Village Fun Day – 20 May 2018

On Sunday 20th May 18 from 2 – 5 pm the Village will hold a ‘Fun Day’ on the Oval. With sincere thanks to those that have come forward and offered to help we hope to be able to provide the following:

Chater Choir
Cream Teas

Dog Show
Football Skills
Touch Rugby
Basketball Hoops
Frisby Games
Tug of War
Ice Creams

Thank you to all who have volunteered so far – to make the event a success, we will need more helpers and maybe a few more ideas – how about table-top sales or a few simple stalls like “Zap a Rat” or darts.

If you have some more ideas or would like to help with the event please call or email Paul Cummings:

Tel: 01780 720124 or

Invitations and further details will be published next weekend.

VILLAGE DAY / SPORTS – 20 MAY 18 – Can you help??

Do you want a Village Event on The Oval on 20th May 18 – If so we need Volunteers willing to assist with simple games, teas, stalls and the like. Without help from the Village the event cannot get off the ground.  If you would be willing to assist with organization or to help with activities on the day please call:  Paul Cummings. Tel: 01780 720124

Many thanks

Village Day 2018 – Can You Help?

Following the success of the 2016 event, the Parish Council are looking to support another Village Day event in 2018. We need your help in putting together a simple but fun event to celebrate North Luffenham as being a great place to Iive and to provide an opportunity for a memorable village event on the Oval. This might coincide with the Royal Wedding on 19th May or on another suitable occasion. We are looking for volunteers to join a Committee to help with planning and to help organise the event. Ideas such as fun sports competitions, fancy dress, dog show, stalls, bric a brac, cakes etc spring to mind. Would you like to help ? – if so please contact Paul Cummings – Tel: 01780 720124.

Village Day 2016 Photos

Thanks from the Village Day Cake Stall

IMG_20160611_144124359Sue Read and Vanja House would like to thank all the ladies and men who supported them with the most amazing selection of cakes buns and bread.

For the day,  we raised the fantastic sum of £300 which we are passing on half to the Rutland Charity FRIR which provides advice on Cancer, Dementia, and other long time illnesses. The other half goes to improvements which are needed to maintain the pavilion on the Oval in order to encourage its use by village residents.

Fun Dog Show starts at 2pm – Village Day Event

Please join us on The Oval at 2.00pm for The Great Fun Dog Show.

Classes to include:

  • Best retrieve
  • Best walk to heel
  • Longest Sit and Stay under distraction
  • Dog with the waggiest tail
  • Dog judge would like to take home
  • Best Child Handler
  • Best Six Legs
  • Dog most like owner
  • Best Dressed Dog and Owner
  • Prize for every entrant