• Doddington Village
    Sports and Carnival

  • Excellent floats and
    a fantastic carnival.

  • Absolutely brilliant
    sports day

  • A great family day out.

Doddington, Cambridgeshire, UK.

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Santa can't risk catching COVID this close to Christmas
as he needs to be well to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls.

BUT he has agreed to come and visit
Doddington again as he enjoyed it so much last year.

We would still love for you to all come out
and say hello,
but we are asking you
to not get too close to Santa and his helpers.

Please stay your door or on your driveway.

START at 6pm

  • Brickmaker’s Arms Lane
  • Wimblington Road
  • Beech Avenue
  • Cypress Close
  • Beech Avenue
  • Cedar Avenue
  • Holly Drive
  • Cedar Avenue
  • Wimblington Road
  • Dexter Close
  • Wimblington Road
  • Witchford Close
  • Wimblington Road
  • Childs Lane
  • Manor Estate

START at 4:30pm

  • Wood Street – Bottom
  • Sutton Way
  • Orchard Drive
  • Wood Street
  • Burdett Close
  • The Larches
  • Wood Street
  • The Rowans
  • Wood Street
  • Carpenters Way
  • Drivers Close
  • The Grange
  • Wood Street
  • Knights Close
  • Wood Street
  • High Street
  • Turn around at Clock Tower
  • High Street
  • Ingles Lane
  • Harvest Close
  • Ingles Lane
  • Church Lane
  • Eastalls Close
  • Walden Close
  • Bevills Close
  • Church Lane
  • Turf Fen Lane
  • Fen View
  • Turf Fen Lane
  • The Cherries
  • Turf Fen Lane
  • The Oaks
  • Turf Fen Lane
  • May Meadows
  • Turf Fen Lane
  • Eastmoor Lane
  • Willow Close
  • Eastmoor Lane
  • Peyton Close
  • Eastmoor Lane

START at 4pm

  • Washbrook Motocross Entrance
  • Benwick Road
  • Askham Row
  • Benwick Road
  • Hermitage Gardens
  • Benwick Road
  • Oak Tree Close
  • Benwick Road
  • New Street
  • Thistledown
  • Newgate Street
  • Ronalds Way
  • Newgate Street
  • Cooks Green
  • Miller Close
  • Cooks Green
  • Ancaster Way
  • Cooks Green
  • Hunts Close
  • Cooks Green
  • Newgate Street
  • Cornfields
  • Newgate Street
  • Primrose Hill
  • Cowslip Close
  • Primrose Hill
  • Chestnut Close
  • Primrose Hill
  • Turnpike Close
  • Primrose Hill (To the Doddington sign)

Santa Tracker!

Watch as Santa moves around Doddington in his Sleigh!

Wishing you a
Merry Christmas!

Special Thanks to Ace Communications and TMR Graphics

Make a donation

We're now able to accept
online donations!

Your support helps us to make the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival the very best that we can, for everybody to enjoy.


Donate to Doddington Carnival by BACS.

If you’d like to donate via a bank transfer (BACS), please use the following bank details:

  • Account name: Doddington Village Sports and Carnival
  • Sort code: 30-98-97
  • Account number: 29696368

Click the button above to donate using a debit or credit card, or using a PayPal account.

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About

What's it all about?

Doddington Sports and Carnival take place every summer on the first Saturday in July, in the village of Doddington in Cambridgeshire.

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Prince and Princess

The boys and girls of the village get selected and become the Prince and Princess.

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Carnival

Join us for a fantastic show of carnival floats and parade around the streets of Doddington!

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Sports Day

Races for children of all ages with medals and trophies to win! Also bouncy castles, food and a whole lot more!

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Pub Quizzes

Think you're good at general knowledge? What to help raise money for the village AND win money and kudos yourself?

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Doddington Disco!

Remember the days of Doddington Disco? Leave the kids at home and come and have some disco fun!

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The Santa Run!

Each Christmas, we bring Santa out to each and every corner of the village to see the children, with music and fun.

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Scarecrow Competition

Every year, theme-based scarecrows are very competitive and lots of fun to find around the village.

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Live Music

Live music always helps and local bands, groups and artists have a platform and audience to play to.

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Fancy Dress

Fancy Dress is very much encouraged at our events, for young and old, and there are prizes for them too!

 

The village carnival and sports day are open to all.
Come along and see what a fantastic village Doddington is!

We're Recruiting

Come help us make next year EVEN BETTER!

We're sad about the 2020 Carnival and Sports Day cancellation due to the Covid-19 virus.

But we know we can make 2021 a great year - why not join us and make sure it is!

Some folks help all year, some only help out on the day of the events.

Some folks come to every meeting, some come only when needed.

Some folks are great at lifting and carrying stuff, some are great on the social media.

However you can help,
we'd really appreciate it!

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Money

Your donations

People have asked as to how our funds are spent, and we would like to make this as clear and open as possible.

  • 100% of the money raised by the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival Committee goes back into the next Carnival and Sports Day.

  • The committee members are all volunteers, and give up their own spare time to help make the next Carnival and Sports Day even more fantastic for the children.

  • We heavily scrutinise each and every expense, such that only what has to be bought by the Carnival, is paid for out of the funds. (In fact, committee members frequently buy lots of the items used in/with the carnival themselves.)

We're proud of the Carnival and Sports Day, and want you to be sure that your donations are spent carefully.

 

Instagram

Find us on Instagram and see the inside life of the Carnival and Sports Day!

#doddingtonCarnival

https://www.instagram.com/doddingtoncarnival

 

Get Involved!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Can you can help us make any of our events even better?

Already this year, we've been approached by various companies offering their time or resources, in exchange for a little advertising to the locals, and wanted to extend this out to everyone.

Is there something you can lend, give or discount that could make even a small part of the next big event ever bigger and even better?

Our regular events throughout the year, are:

  • April - Family Disco (incl Prince and Princess Selection)
  • June - Scarecrow competition
  • July - Carnival and Sports Day
  • September - Family Disco, and Presentation Evening
  • December - Santa Run
...in addition to other fund raisers like
  • Doddington Disco (Adults only)
  • Pub Quiz
  • Race Night with a Twist

If you think you can help us, in any small way, give us a call on 07974 262210 and we would be more than happy to work it out with you.

 

Calendar

2020 Diary Dates

    Our Facebook Page has lots of information in terms of events and other news items. 'Like' the page and get notified of new items.

    Find us online!
    facebook.com/doddingtoncarnivalandsports

    History

    Where it all began

    The Carnival is made up of numerous colourful floats from the groups and organisations and each year the procession is led each by a different band or group.

    But it hasn't always been like that.

    • 1922
    • Whist Club start Sports Day

      July 1922

      Lionel Sedley, the then headmaster of the Village School, joined the Doddington Whist Club. He suggested that the club organise a treat for the local school children in the form of a Sports Day.

    • Inaugural Sports Day

      5th August 1922

      The first ever Sports Day took place, with 35 Races and cash prizes for the winners (1s for first place).

      Races included all the normal running races and also such things as a Potato Race and, for the girls, a Needle Threading Race.

    • 1937
    • British Legion steps in

      July 1937

      In 1937, the Whist Club disbanded and gave their surplus funds to the British Legion on the condition that they continue to organise the Sports Day event.

    • 1966
    • Doddington United FC race on

      July 1966

      Doddington United FC took over the running of the Sports Day event.

    • 1973 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 1974 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1980 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 1981
    • A Dedicated committee

      1981

      A dedicated committee was created with the sole job of running the Sports Day event.

    • 1981 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 1982 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1983 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1984 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 1986
    • The Carnival is born

      July 1986

      The first Carnival was started and sets an annual tradition in place.

    • 1986 Doddington Children's Sports and Carnival

      View the programme

    • 1995 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 1998 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 1999 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2000 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2001 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2002 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2003 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2004 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2005 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2006 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2007 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2008 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2009 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2010 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2011
    • Carnival's 25th Anniversary

    • 2011 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 2012
    • Sports Day's 90th Anniversary

    • 2012 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 2013 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2014 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2015
    • New Carnival Team

      2015

      The former committee passed the baton onto an entirely new and enthusiastic team of locals, for them to write the next chapter in the history of the Carnival.

    • 2015 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival

      View the programme

    • 2016 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2017 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival

      View the programme

    • 2018 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival

      View the programme

    • 2020
    • Cancelled: CoronaVirus

      2020

      The 2020 Carnival and Sports Day were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    • 2021

     

    Music Licence

    PRS for Music

    PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want.

    These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.

    For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828

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