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Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is always a glorious celebration of spring

A chance to see some 500,000 blooms, variously drifting along verges, across greens and through gardens, Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is always a glorious celebration of spring. Begun in 1969, as a one-off fundraiser for the ailing church roof, the event has grown into a two-day annual fixture which raises thousands for good local causes - this year the Royal Papworth Charity and East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Visitors can expect to see some 100 different varieties of daffodil as they tour the village, from heritage varieties, such as Albatross, with its snow-white petals and flame-orange centre, to contemporary cultivars, notably the big, bold, sunshine-yellow Thriplow Gold, named for the village in 2017.

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is an annual fixture (29360198)
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is an annual fixture (29360198)

Much more than an open gardens event, the weekend encompasses a country fair, too, with everything from children’s entertainment (Punch & Judy, a petting zoo) and country sports (gun dog scurry, have-a-go archery) to dray, train and tractor rides; classic car and engine displays; Morris dancing; live music marquees; street food vans; and dozens of plant, craft, gift and food stalls.

The 2020 Thriplow Daffodil Weekend takes place on March 28 and 29, 10am to 5pm both days. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £5 for children aged 5 to 16, and under-5s go free. Family tickets, for four, cost £20. A 10% saving can be made if you book at thriplowdaffodils.org.uk before March 22, using the code EARLY10.

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