• 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!

Join in the
Festive Fun!

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)

What is it?

Santa Run is where, each December, we invite Mr Claus out into the village, to see the boys and girls of all ages!

It's little happiness and enjoyment ahead of Christmas, when the nights are dark and cold.

Where is it?

Each night, for three nights, Santa and his helpers will cover the ENTIRE village!

Almost every house in almost every road, we'll be knocking on your door to let you know we're here.

Who's it for?

Everyone is welcome to come out and see Santa - Have a chat, take a photo or just enjoy the moment.

No appointments or bookings necessary - we'll even bring him to your home!

Live Santa Stream

We've fitted a 'Santa-Cam' on the Sleigh, watching Santa's every move!

Watch from home or away on your computer, tablet or phone, to join in with the fun.

Track Santa

Want to know where Santa is, when he's in the village? So do we!

Our Santa Tracker will ping everytime the sleigh moves around Doddington, showing you exactly where we are on each evening!

No special device or software needed!


A few photos from last year!

100% of the donations that we collect are
for next year's Carnival and Sports Day.

Wishing you a
Merry Christmas!

Special Thanks to Ace Communications and TMR Graphics


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.

Prince and Princess

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


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

Sports Day

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

Pub Quizzes

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

Doddington Disco!

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

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.

Scarecrow Competition

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

Live Music

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

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!


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.


Stall Holders

Call for Stall Holders!

Are you interested in having a stall
at the Sport Field on the 7th July 2019?

Get in touch!

Our application forms aren't available just yet,
but we will notify you as soon as they are!

All money raised goes to the Doddington Village Sports & Carnival Committee.

Click here to see how we use your donations.

Please note that we will try our very best to accommate as many groups, clubs, societies, etc. as we possibly can. Forms must be returned along with any necessary payment by 18th June.


The theme for 2018 is...

An landscape image showing that the theme for 2018 is 'BEST OF BRITISH', with lots of iconic British items, such as a Red Post Box, a Red Telephone Box, a Beefeater Guard, Fish and Chips, a double-decker bus, a Spitfire and more.

Click here to download the A4 poster

The Scarecrow Competition! Create your scarecrows and display them to win! Helping to raise money for the Doddington Village Sports & Carnival Committee.
Want to be kept informed
about the Scarecrow Competition?

Add your email address to the Scarecrow mailing list!

We won't spam you, or pester you to enter,
but we will try to keep you posted about what's going on and when.

And if you choose to enter a Scarecrow into the competition, then great!

(You can easily remove yourself at anytime, and then the emails will stop.)

...and the 2018 WINNERS ARE:

3rd Place

Peppa Pig

2nd Place

George Micheal receiving an OBE from the Queen

1st Place

Mary Poppins

A big cheer!

Well done to everyone that entered this year! The judges had a lot of excellent good entries to choose from, making the process a great deal harder to select the top 3.

Just to say...


The entire Doddington Village Sports and Carnival Committee would like to thank everyone for attending the various events of the day, but also to those that took part in the Scarecrow Competition, the Fancy Dress, the Carnival floats and the Sports Day afternoon.

Honestly, we've had some fantastic feedback about the day, particularly about the Carnival Floats this year, and wanted everyone to know that Carnival Day really is a community effort.

Floats don't build themselves, and races don't run themselves. We know that.

We only organise the day.


Thank you.

The Results

2018 Carnival and Sports Day Results

Fancy Dress

The Oakey Family Cup

Winner: Roman Barker

Runner up: Thomas Royston
(Mad Hatter)

The Edwards Cup

Winner: Romy Barker-Neugebauer
(Britain in Bloom)

Runners up: Erin Bailey, Flynn Bailey & Charlotte Self
(Queen & Queen's Guards)

Adult Fancy Dress

Winner: Tara Fiveash
(Cake stand)

Runner up: Liz Brooks
(Mad Hatter)

Carnival Parade

Fred Harrison Junior Float Runner Up

Lionel Walden School
(Britain in Bloom)

Fred Harrison Junior Float Winner

Doddington Girl Guiding
(Garden Party)

Fred Harrison Senior Float Runner-up

Doddington F.C.
(Great British Summer Holiday)

Fred Harrison Senior Float Winner

Ladies That Lunch
(Alice in Wonderland)

Visitor's Cup

Fenland Shotokan Karate
(Britain's Got Talent)

The Shepherd Transport Shield

Winner: Paul Hutchcraft
ALS Transport

Runner up: Mark Chadfield
Barnwells Transport

Sports Races

The Archer Shield
(under 4's)

Winner: Ella Mills

Runner up: Erin Smith

The Chairmans Cup
(under 4's)

Winner: Oscar Johnson

The Kitson Cup
(4-5 years)

Winner: Matilda Hornsby

Runner up: Annabelle Brooks

The Johnson Cup
(4-5 years)

Winner: Laurence Featherstone-Dance

Runner up: Archie Norris

The Copalder Cup
(6-7 years)

Winner: Maggie Slade Stollery

Runner up: Lola Brooks

The Interfarm Cup
(6-7 years)

Winner: Aiden Norris

Runner ups: Oliver Rigby, Tyler Parling & Zanda Wilson

The Diana Bays Cup
(8-9 years)

Winner: Isabelle Slade Stollery

Runner up: Ella Dhillon

The Cutteridge Cup
(8-9 years)

Winner: Jack Rigby

Runner up: Kieran Rush

The David & Susan Fountain Cup
(10-11 years)

Winner: Izzy Moye

Runner up: Hetti Featherstone-Dance

The E.Mason & Son Cup
(10-11 years)

Winner: Sid Dawson

Runner up: Edward Cutteridge

The John Tibbett Cup
(12-13 years)

Winner: Billie Fivash

Runner up: Isabella Betts

The Burmah Castrol Cup
(12-13 years)

Logan Mills
& Israel Kamara

The Boyden Family Cup
(14-16 years)

Winner: Abbie Stocker

Runner up: Aaliyah Parling

The John Bays Cup
(14-16 years)

Winner: Harvey Eggleton

Runner up: Jack Richmod
& Charlie Alger

The Ace Communication Cup
(11 & under marathon)

(No entries this year)

The Karl Allen Memorial Shield
(11 & under marathon)

(No entries this year)

The Cambs Times Challenge Trophy
(12-16 years marathon)

(No entries this year)

The Kilby Family Shield
(12-16 years marathon)

(No entries this year)

The Holland Family Shield
(Mums race)

Winner: Nicola Stollery

Runner up: Twanette Richmond

The Moye Family Shield
(Dads race)

Winner: Darren Slade

Runner up: Jay Woods

The Fiveash Family Achievement Shield

Winners: Florence Miles
& Daisy Cooper

The Curtis Family Shield

Winner: Charlie Winn

The Blog

Check out our Blog!

Details and information from deep inside the Carnival Committee.



2018/19 Diary Dates

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    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

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    • 1974 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1980 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1981
    • A Dedicated committee


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

    • 1981 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1982 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1983 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1984 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 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

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    • 1995 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 1998 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 1999 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2000 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2001 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2002 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2003 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2004 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2005 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 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

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    • 2012
    • Sports Day's 90th Anniversary

    • 2012 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2013 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2014 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2015
    • New Carnival Team


      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

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    • 2016 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2017 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival

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    • 2018


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