Sunday, 13 September 2015

Carnival Season

September and October is carnival season down here in Dorset and my goodness we have some fantastic ones.
Last night we drove to Mere which is near Gillingham, it's about an hour and fifteen minutes  from us.
We've been to Mere many times but never to their carnival, it's a lovely tiny little town with a High Street and a little town square. They have a fantastic historical walk which we've done a few times, a lovely library and as it turns out a great carnival too.
These two headed up the parade

We had some bands


Beauty Queens

Different characters collecting our saved up coins

Some brilliant floats, a pirate ship

Dressed up characters with loads of lights on them, these seem very popular as there were quite a few of them,

This float had lit up planes on it and was three trailers long, definitely my favourite.

Another float,

Thomas the Tank,

There was also a fun fair there, the boys shot corks at things, hooked ducks, bought candy floss and I even went on a fairground ride with Clark. I screamed like a little girl all the way round!
I can't remember the last time I rode on a fairground ride, it was definitely a long time ago that's for sure!
We had a great time and can't wait for next weekend's carnival.


  1. I guess the ride wasn't an up and down merry go round!

    Carnivals round here are always daytime so I've never been to a night one - it looks brilliant

    1. The ride was a very fast spinning one, first forwards and then backwards!
      I love night time carnivals, everything had lights on.
      It's truly magical x

  2. It looks really good it's been ages since I've been to a carnival x

    1. We do love them. They've become a bit of an Autumn ritual for us now.

  3. It looks brilliant. I think there's a great atmosphere at these things, such good family events.

    1. I totally agree with you Jo, we've never seen any trouble when we've been. Sometimes you can be standing next to some really friendly people and have a lovely chat too.