Crafty Christmas cheer at lakes

Izzy and Josh Carter at Lackford Lakes Christmas craft fair
Izzy and Josh Carter at Lackford Lakes Christmas craft fair
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FAMILIES braved the cold at the weekend to check out the Christmas craft fair at Lackford Lakes.

The event on Sunday was organised to raise awareness and funds for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust run visitor centre at Lackford Lakes, in Lackford.

Children and parents turned out to take part in many crafts and activities, and to take in some of the nature reserve. Families could go out onto the reserve to spot birds from the hides on bird walks and could take part in bird box building.

There was also face painting, lucky dip in Santas grotto and craft making for the children, who could create decorations for Christmas. The Bury Guild of Spinners and Weavers gave demonstrations and families could have a go at spinning their own wool.

Non-alcoholic mulled wine and Christmas cake were available to keep people going throughout the day.

Corinne Barstow from Lackford Lakes said the event was a success. “It was a really nice atmosphere and we’re really pleased with how it went. We hope it could be an annual event,” she said.

It raised £200 for Suffolk Wildlife Trust.