Winter wonderland at Manor Farm to bring festive joy to families and book lovers
Monday 29 November: Hillingdon's first literary-themed Christmas festival for book lovers of all ages is coming to Manor Farm this month for a one-off seasonal extravaganza celebrating all things literary.
Organised by Hillingdon Council and in partnership with Ruislip's famous Duck Pond Market, the Books and Baubles event will take place on Sunday 12 December from 10am until 8.30pm and offers a range of seasonally themed literature and entertainment for families and book lovers alike and to top it all off, it's free to enter. The day will include:
- A range of author events in The Stables, culminating with a special guest appearance by Veronica Henry at 7.30pm
- A variety of specialist craft stalls for great gift ideas and talks for all ages on Christmas crafts, such as floral arrangements in the Great Barn
- Street theatre to entertain visitors as they browse the site looking for the opportunity to find the perfect gift.
Cllr Susan O'Brien, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Families, Education and Wellbeing, said: "We are delighted to put on this joyful event for all the family, bringing seasonal cheer and festivities to a real winter wonderland in the heart of Ruislip.
"We hope it will inspire and encourage people of all ages to read over the Christmas period and beyond.
"The event will also bring the local community together and should prove incredibly popular.
"If you love books, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained and for those who just want to get into the Christmas spirit, there'll be plenty to stoke the seasonal excitement."
Books and Baubles takes place at Manor Farm, Bury Street, Ruislip, HA4 7SU.
All activities, except for the Veronica Harris appearance, will finish at 4pm. Some events require booking.
For more details, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/christmas.