Date:
Saturday 2nd September
12 noon - 8pm on The Green

2017 Stalls & Activities

On the day you will find a variety of activities and stalls listed below. Please note catering stalls are listed separately. This year we will also have Awareness Stalls – these are for charities and awareness campaigns to showcase what they do. If you would like to have a stall on the day please email Stalls@croxfest.co.uk.

RSPB

Come and find out about nature and what you can do to help.

Nature is in desperate trouble. Species numbers have declined dramatically in recent years and it’s vital that we work together to help their recovery. There are lots of ways to get involved and give nature a home with the RSPB. From starting or joining a local group, fundraising and volunteering, to taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch or Give Nature a Home, you can be a part of saving nature.

It’s future is in all of our hands, and together we can make a big difference.

Apsley Paper Trail

In 1803 the world’s first commercial papermaking machine was installed and operated at Frogmore Paper Mill. Thus began paper’s industrial revolution, paving the way for the world we know today-mass communication, universal education and worldwide knowledge.

Over 200 years later and still making paper, Frogmore Paper Mill is now operated by the Apsley Paper Trail, a charitable trust. The trust exists to keep the site open for public visits, to conserve the unique history it represents and the industrial heritage it contains. General Public (without appointment) are invited to the Paper Mill on Thursdays and 1st Sunday of the month – Guided Tours at 11.00, 13.00 & 14.45. For group, advanced, school bookings and general enquiries call 01442 234600.

Made in Dagenham

Rickmansworth Players will be offering £2 off tickets purchased at Croxfest, for their upcoming show ‘Made in Dagenham’ to be performed at Watersmeet from 22 – 25 November.

Made in Dagenham is drawn from the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford’s Dagenham car plant. Rita O’Grady encourages the women to walk out after they are re-classified as unskilled workers, while their male counterparts see their wages increase.

Inspired by a true story, Made in Dagenham is a distinctively British, uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Frankie's Facepaints

Frankie’s Facepaints can create all the popular designs for your little ones, ranging from frozen characters to my little pony to super heroes and minecraft characters. Any design you desire I can create in face paint! All of my paints are child friendly and come off with just a face wipe and are suitable for sensitive skin. My work station is extremely hygienic and I operate a one sponge per face policy to prevent contamination and clean my water and brushes regularly with antiseptic solution throughout the day. For an amazing Facepainting experience at your event or private party contact me on franckeller13@hotmail.com

Sandy Art

We are delighted that Sandy Art will be joining us this year and bringing sand art fun to our festival. The kids will love creating their very own Masterpiece using coloured sand. It’s a great activity for all ages and there will be a wide selection of pictures to choose from on the day.

Come and see what the latest craze in children’s entertainment is all about!

Spamalot

Cassio Productions will be promoting their upcoming production of Spamalot at Watford Palace Theatre in November. Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film, ‘Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail’, Spamalot follows King Arthur, his squire Patsy and the Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their epic search for the Holy Grail. Featuring killer rabbits, flatulent Frenchmen and The
Knights who say… Ni!, this musical will have you looking on the bright side of life!

Discounted ticket offers for this show at Watford Palace Theatre will be available exclusively from our Croxfest stall, as well as a chance to win free tickets.

Home-Start

Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers support local children and families through stressful times in their lives. The family will have at least one child under five but often have more. Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. That’s when parents need support.

A trained volunteer visits the family for a few hours once a week for up to nine months. Home- Start Watford and Three Rivers also provide school readiness workshops and a counselling service for parents. We are excited to be part of Croxfest this year and will be making rain sticks and other crafts. We will also be selling some festival accessories!

Youth Connexions

Youth Connexions provides youth work, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people. The majority of its work is with those aged 13 to 19 and up to 25 for young people with learning disabilities. It also provides support for young people leaving care, up to the age of 21, through the Youth Connexions One Stop Shops and work related learning in Primary Schools.

CVSS - Sailing for people with disabilities

CVSS – Sailing for people with disabilities is run entirely by volunteers. We are a registered charity and our aim is to make sailing accessible to people with disabilities of all ages and to make sailing FUN.

We do this by making it inexpensive, by using special boats and equipment and by our approach: “You want to sail – let’s work out how you can do it safely!” We are based at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

Glowbeads

Glowing bracelets and necklaces in a rainbowful of vibrant colours. Funky, fun, eye-catching and different. For adults and children. All hand made in Hertfordshire.

The Toy Stall with Bubbles and Balls

The Toy Stall with Bubbles and Balls. We have bubbles and balls, toys for all, for large and small, we supply fun for all. Pick a toy, have a shiny ball or blow bubbles to all. It’s fun fun fun for all.

Herts Inclusive Theatre

Herts Inclusive Theatre offers a vibrant programme of theatre activities, creative projects and exciting performance opportunities for children young people and adults. Our weekly drama workshops are designed to engage, stimulate and spark the imagination whilst offering a safe and welcoming environment to learn new skills, make new friends and have lots of fun! A HIT workshop is an exploration of all things theatre, and an opportunity to learn all about: movement, singing, character building, mime, poetry, specialist mask work plus lots more!

Watford Mencap

Watford Mencap is the voice of learning disability in South West Hertfordshire. We believe that people with a learning disability have the right to enjoy equal opportunities and be valued as members of society, enabling them to lead the life they want for themselves.

Watford Mencap provide a range of services for people with a learning disability and their families and carers. They will be providing an on-site Migloo for Croxfest.

The Dogs Trust

The Dog’s Trust stall at Croxfest will be selling CD’s and vinyl as well as Dogs Trust Merchandise in support of canine welfare and to raise awareness of their rehousing programme.

Love Croxley

Co-odinated by the churches in Croxley Green, Love Croxley brings people together for practical projects to serve the local community. Plain and simple. No frills no fuss, just a helping hand when it is needed.

Love Croxley will be providing free bottled water at Croxfest.