Wootton Bassett Carnival May 20th 2017

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Wootton Bassett Carnival May 20th 2017


Join us in the high street from 10.30 at Borough Fields

Parade starts at Marlowe Way and ends at the Scarotts Fun Fair

Carnival Day!

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Final preparations are now underway for the procession. Don’t forget, the procession will move off from Marlowe Way at around 4.30pm and slowly make its way to the High Street at around 6pm.

The procession is made up of the following groups, organisations & individuals:


  • Change Float
  • Police Car
  • Motorbikes
  • Fire Engine
  • Carnival Queen Car
  • Mayor & Deputy, Town Crier & Junior
  • George the Lion
  • Wilts Beauty Queens
  • St Andrew’s Pipe Band
  • Royal British Legion
  • Tigersharks
  • New Male Majorettes
  • Pathfinder Cubs
  • RWB Army Cadet Force
  • 1st WB Heron Beaver Colony
  • Rotary Club of RWB Town
  • Bluebelle Majorettes
  • Longleaze Pre school
  • RWB Tennis Club
  • Bang to Rights
  • Apache Cub Pack
  • Kingfisher Beavers
  • Swindon Samba
  • Allsorts Pre-school
  • Helen & Co.
  • Lucy Pet Carer
  • Bournemouth Carnival Band
  • Janet Georgiou
  • Five Bells
  • Alan Hawkins Car
  • Rhett Cars
  • Heart Radio
  • Last Chance Truck
  • First Aid Car
  • Sponsor Truck
  • Miranda House

We hope you all enjoy the day!

Boroughfields & High Street Entertainment

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BtRThe fun kicks-off on Saturday morning by the Town Hall with a display of classic cars and vintage vehicles. There will be a hog roast selling delicious roast pork rolls and an approved ice cream vendor outside the Post Office.

Entertainment in Boroughfields commences at 10.30 with the drumming group Bang to Rites. The St. Andrews Pipe Band of Cheltenham will be performing from 1.40pm, followed by Royal Wootton Bassett Brass at 2pm and Swindon Samba at 3pm.

We also have a face painter who’ll be decorating children’s faces for donations from 10am and our Carnival mascot, George the royal lion will also be putting in an appearance to meet, greet and pose for photographs.

Whatever the weather, there’s plenty happening on Saturday to keep you entertained whilst you do your shopping in Bassett. We hope you enjoy it!

2016 Carnival

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The Royal Wootton Bassett 2016 Carnival is on Saturday 21 May.

We’ll be posting a full running order of the day’s entertainments very soon and listing all our kind sponsors.

In the meantime, please head over to our Facebook page for the latest news & updates.

Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival – Saturday 16 May 2015

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It’s Carnival day in Royal Wootton Bassett on 16th May and once again, the committee have organised a full day of fun and entertainment for all the family.

  • Entertainment and displays from 10am in Borough Fields
  • Classic car display around the Town Hall
  • Carnival procession leaves Marlowe Way at 4.30pm
  • Procession will reach the High Street at around 6.00 – 6.30pm

Classic Car Display

Always a popular attraction, a selection of vintage and classic cars will be on display from 10am outside the Town Hall.

We’re delighted that Wootton Bassett Car Club have agreed to hold a display on Carnival Day this year. For the young, it’s an opportunity to see some vintage cars for the first time and for the the oldies, maybe you owned one, or always wanted one! There will be lots of photo opportunities and the owners will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have.

Fine Art Demonstration

We are extremely lucky to be hosting a demonstration by professional artist, Robert Paul Art. Specialising in wildlife, pets and portraits, Robert Paul takes commissions for original pieces in charcoal, gouache, oils, pencil crayon, pastel and watercolour.

Robert Paul Art will be demonstrating in Borough Fields from 10am. He will be working on a number of paintings and explaining the process of how a picture comes to life.

Borough Fields Entertainment

A full run down of the entertainment in Borough Fields is as follows:

10:00 – 12:30 : Fine Art Demonstration
10:00 – 11:30 : Meet, greet & have your photo taken with our town mascot, George the Royal Lion
10:00 – 10:30 : Demonstration by Cadley Dance Studios, Swindon’s premier dance school
10:30 – 11:00 : Bang to Rites Drummers
11:00 – 11:30 : Cadley Dance Studios
11:30 – 12:00 : Entertainment will pause whilst a wreath is laid at the war memorial by members of Ride of Respect
12:00 – 12:30 : Bang to Rites
12:00 – 13:10 : Royal Wootton Bassett Brass
13:10 – 14:00 : Swindon Samba
14:00 – 14:40 : Royal Wootton Bassett Brass
14:40 – 15:30 : Dorcan Academy Steel Drums

Carnival Procession

The Carnival procession will leave Marlowe Way at 4.30pm, turn right onto Stoneover Lane and on to Noremarsh Road. It then heads up Station Road and finally reaching the High Street at around 6.00pm – 6.30pm. Please be aware that a rolling road closure will be implemented during the procession so be prepared for delays if you are travelling by car along any of the route.

  • The procession will include the following:
  • The Bournemouth Carnival Band
  • Swindon Samba
  • Devizies Major Wrecks
  • Bluebelle Majorettes
  • Bang to Rites
  • Wootton Bassett Fire Service
  • Heart FM
  • + all the community groups & individuals who will be entering the procession

Money Raised

All donations collected during the procession go towards running the event, paying for insurance, hiring radios, closing the roads and of course paying for the professional entertainment. The Carnival is run by volunteers, so no-one gets paid for organising it – we run the Carnival because we love our town and the event is so important to the community.

It costs over £4,000 to run the event, so donations from the whole community are vital to its survival. We are especially grateful to all the local businesses who help us. Without their contributions, our Carnival would not happen.

Scarrott’s Fun Fair

When the procession comes to an end at Lime Kiln, the family fun fair will open on The Showfield.

It’s free entry into the fair and with family rides, children’s rides, side stalls and refreshments, there’s something for all ages.

2015 Carnival Sponsors

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Once again, we are extremely grateful to all our 2015 business sponsors.

We’re often asked what happens to all the money we raise and have to explain that everything collected goes towards running the event, paying for insurance, hiring radios, closing the roads and of course paying to the professional entertainment. We’re all volunteers, so no-one gets paid – we run the Carnival because we love our town and the event is so important to the community.

Our thanks and gratitude go to all the following businesses, who without their support, your Carnival wouldn’t run.

Our Sponsors

2014 Timetable

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Toot toot! At last… It’s Carnival day!

The fun starts from midday in Borough Fields. Many thanks to Sainsburys’ for allowing us to use the area.

Here’s our timetable of events:

12:00 Swing Dancing Demonstration
13:00 DJ Andy
13:20 H5 Adventure Bushcraft Demo
13:50 DJ Andy
14:00 Dorcan Steelers Steel Band
14:30 H5 Adventure Bushcraft Demo
14:45 Dorcan Steelers Steel Band
15:15 Swindon Samba
15:45 Great Bustards Morris Men
16:00 Kaya Rhythm School Drumming
16:30 Carnival Procession Departs Marlowe Way
18:00 – 18:30 Carnival Procession Reaches the High Street

Enjoy the day & don’t forget to pack the suncream!

2014 Carnival Sponsors

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Here’s a list of all the companies and groups that have sponsored the 2014 Wootton Bassett Carnival.

We encourage you all to support your local businesses, just as they have supported our community event.

A big THANK YOU to you all.

Local businesses give Bassett’s carnival its buzz

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Our lead sponsor for the Carnival is Awdry, Bailey & Douglas solicitors.

Our lead sponsor for the Carnival is Awdry, Bailey & Douglas solicitors.

With our Carnival just a few days away, it’s important to remember that it’s all happening thanks to the support of local businesses.

First organised in 1972, the Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival traditionally draws large crowds to watch the entertainment. Highlight of the day is the Carnival procession, with colourful floats and marching bands, which makes its way around the town to the grand finale in the High Street.

Our Lead Sponsor this year is Awdry, Bailey & Douglas solicitors, a Wiltshire based firm with offices in Royal Wootton Bassett. Our sponsors are absolutely vital to the Carnival. It costs over £4,000 to cover our expenses, paying for road closures, insurance costs and the professional acts in the procession.

Without the generous support of our highly valued local business sponsors, it just wouldn’t happen. The Carnival brings out the very best in our great Royal Wootton Bassett community, where everyone pulls together to put on this popular event. If you enjoy the Carnival, please make sure you support all the local businesses who help to fund it.

2013 Carnival Timetable

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So, Carnival day is nearly upon us… Hurrah!

Here’s a brief run-down of the day’s events:

Entertainment on the High Street by the Town Hall

  • 12:00pm – Carnival drumming project. 4 – 7 year-olds from schools around the town will be showing-off their drumming skills following their lessons funded by Wiltshire Council Area Board.
  • 1:00pm – Wootton Bassett Brass
  • 2:15pm – Big Brunch Band with Lindy Hop Dancers
  • 3:45pm – Morris dancers

Carnival Procession

The procession will leave Marlowe Way at 4:30pm. If you’re involved in the procession, please make sure you’re in-place by 3PM. As its speed is governed by the shortest pair of legs walking in the procession, our best guess is that we’ll make it to the High Street at around 6:00 – 6:30pm.

Keep your eyes out for the following individuals, groups & businesses!

  • Bournemouth Carnival Band
  • The Five Bells
  • Wootton Bassett Rotary
  • Wootton Bassett Tennis Club
  • Luke Gray
  • Wootton Bassett Business Association
  • Kaya Drums
  • Longleaze Pre-school
  • Bluebelles Majorettes (joining at C0-op building)
  • 1st WB Scouts, Apache Cubs & Kingfisher Beavers
  • Pathfinder Cubs
  • Wootton Bassett Dance
  • Lucy pet Carer
  • Calentito Community Choir
  • Allsorts Pre-school
  • Allsorts Dance Ladies
  • Old Court Pre-school
  • Swindon Samba