Children's Market Proved a Huge Hit in 2017 and is back with two further dates in 2018
In April 2017 we launched a brand new event, Penkridge Children’s Market. We initially planned this to become an annual event, but the feedback we had was so good we decided to hold another one in the autumn. Both events proved to be very popular, so we decided to add the event as a permanent fixture in the Spring and Autumn each year. The dates for 2018 will be Sunday 15th April and Sunday 30th September.
The Children’s Market is an event entirely dedicated to children, it includes:
- A Nearly New sale where parents can sell unwanted toys, clothes and equipment
- A wide variety of market stalls selling all kinds of child focused merchandise
- Craft stalls selling handmade clothes and toys
- A child friendly fun fair
- Petting Farm
- Food and Drinks
- Information stands promoting local children’s groups, clubs, schools and other relevant organisations
This is what traders and visitors had to say about the event:
Nigel Evans – “We exhibited our business and I was very impressed with the amount of people attending and the wide selection of activities and exhibits on offer. We would definitely like to be involved in similar events in the future”
Jason Bull “I’d really like to see it happen again. My four year old had a great time. We planned to pop down to take a look and ended up staying for two hours” Sue Barnfield “It was brilliant you must do it again”
Kerry Turner “A lovely family atmosphere kids had a lovely time”
Bernadette Brooks “Made for a lovely afternoon awesome variety of stalls”
At the events in 2017 we had well over 60 stall holders selling a variety of goods from clothes, toys and books to unique personalised hand-print jewellery. There were plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, including a bouncy castle, fairground rides, donkey rides and petting farm as well as delicious treats such as ice-creams, sweets and popcorn. Children had the chance to meet a variety of animals including owls, hawks, llamas, goats, calves and rabbits, as well as bottle feed some lambs. There was a free craft area, where children could have a go at colouring in, paper plate craft and making their own puppets to use in the Market’s very own puppet theatre.
There were plenty of refreshments available, from Staffordshire oatcakes to jacket potatoes, burgers and ice-cream to delicious Sunday lunches in The Old Deanery Farm Cafe.
Admission is free for children and £2 for adults. It is a fantastic value day out for all the family. We have both indoor and outdoor space making it a great day out whatever the weather.
If you would like to attend the event, Penkridge Market is situated in the centre of Penkridge, and is signposted off the A449. It is easily accessible from Junction 12 of the M6 and is only 6 miles from Stafford; 7 miles from Cannock and 10 miles from Wolverhampton (postcode ST19 5AS).
Contact us for more information
Telephone: 01785 714221
Free Car Park
The main car park is accessed off the A449
We have an overflow car park accessed from Pinfold Lane (just after the railway bridge).
Parking is free every market day