Events Calendar

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Umbrella Fair
The Racecourse, Northampton
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August 2012

Bringing the community together, the Northampton Umbrella Fair aims to celebrate and educate sustainability and social cohesion within the local environment. A wide range of stalls, activities and performances are provided including a world music stage!


Haselstock Festival
Haselstock Barn, Northamptonshire
Friday 29th June – Monday 2nd July 2012
Tickets available now!

Sunshine and silliness, happy campers, mad hatters, frivolous fun with friends old and new. Get back to nature, discover badger wood, feed the chickens, drink in the view – be in the moment. It’s your time to make adventures happen and the Secret Seed Society will be there to help you along the way!

Cottesbrooke Gardeners Fair
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June 2012
10:00am – 5:30pm
Price: £10-12

Take a stroll through Cottesbrooke gardens and enjoy picking up new gardening tips and buying plants from expert hero growers from all over Europe!

The London Green Fair
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2012

London’s largest free green festival welcomes you to explore, enjoy and celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary! With activities for all the family to keep you busy, including live music, theatrical performances, workshops and dance classes, it truly will be an unforgettable experience!

The Big Lunch at Greenwich
Sunday 3rd June 2012

Be part of one of the BIGGEST street parties at the Big Jubilee Lunch! Get together with more than 8,000 locals and picnic in style on a table covering the full length of the Old Royal Navy College – now that’s a lot of food!

Watercress Festival in Alresford, Hampshire
Sunday 20th May 2012 – 10:00 – 16:00
Free Day Out!

Enjoy a fantastic day out celebrating watercress in every way imaginable – you can even join in the World Watercress Soup Championship and the World Watercress Eating Championship!

Lambing Weekend at Forty Hall Farm
Sunday 8th and Monday 9th April 2012 – 11:00 – 16:00
Adults £3, Concessions & Children £2, Under 3’s free

Pop along to Capel Manor Gardens this Spring and you can get a shuttle bus to Forty Hill Farm to see all the new born lambs and see a working farm in action. Secret Seed Society will be there to offer fun story-telling and other veg-related activities.

Story-telling at Northampton Central Library, Abington Street.
Wednesday 15th February 2012 – 10:30-11:00

Not sure what to do with the kids during Half Term? Why not pop along to Northampton Central Library for story-telling with Secret Seed Society for some exciting Adventures with Vegetables!

The Additional Brixworth Christmas Gift Fair
Sunday 11th December at Brixworth Village Hall – 11:00 – 15:00

Due to popular demand Brixworth is holding an Additional Christmas Gift Fair where you can find presents for all the family! Come and see the Secret Seed Society gift packs!

Litchborough Christmas Fair!
Saturday 3rd December 2011 at Litchborough Village Hall & St Martin’s Church, Northampton. 11:00 – 16:00

Come and find all your christmas presents here in Litchborough: patchwork quilts, jewellery, candles, as well as our story and seed packs for the children.
Look out for the home-made mince pies and mulled wine to indulge in also.

The Kid’s Supermarket!
Saturday 19th November 2011 at 72-78 Lambs Conduit Street, Holborn, London. 10:00 – 16:00

Come join the community where for ONE WHOLE DAY the kids take over the People’s Supermarket!
Enjoy cookery demonstrations, food tasting and pop up stalls, including a chance to get lost in the Seed City tales with story telling by the Secret Seed Society!

Alex James HARVEST
9th to 12th September 2011 at Kingham, Oxfordshire


The Food and Music Festival !

DISCOVER – Children’s Story Centre
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2011 at Stratford, London


Discover Fun! Stories! Curiosity! Excitement! A world of stories and play for children and families !

25th to 29th August 2011 at Kew Gardens


A fun-filled interactive family eco-extravaganza!
Watch this space for timings of our appearance on the demonstration stage and look out for our Vegetable Hats!

Northamptonshire Food Show
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August 2011 at Holdenby


Northamptonshire’s Finest Food and Drink Event!

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2011

Join us at Althorp for a weekend of gardening talks, plant sales and garden sculpture!

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2011 at Racecourse, Northampton


Come join us at the Umbrella Fair where Peter Parsnip and Carla Carrot will be waiting to meet you !

Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August

Come join the fun at the Biggest EVER Festival for Kids in Regent’s Park London!
Look out for us at the Mini Big Top from 12.30 – 2.00 pm and 3.30 – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th August 2011

A new festival of food and drink for the whole family. Explore the beautiful botanical gardens and enjoy activities for children based around food in a fun and exciting way !

Saturday + Sunday 18th/19th June

We’re teaming up with Greenbaby at Bubble, a big children’s clothing tradeshow for you to explore in Islington. Our scarecrows will be modelling Greenbaby’s range of clothing and we’ll be doing Seed City story readings in the lounge area upstairs, at 12.30, 13.30 + at 14.30.

Sunday 5th June – 13.00 – 16.00

Come join us at Weston Favell Village for some food fun!

Friday 24th, Saturday 25th + Sunday 26th June – 10:00 – 17:30

Pop down to the Cottesbroke Hall Plant Finders Fair!

Saturday 25th + Sunday 26th June – 12:00 – 18:00

Interactive fun day with music and entertainment designed specifically for children aged three to ten!

Sunday 26th June – 10:00 – 17:00


Enjoy a family day out at the Melton Mowbray Country Fair!

Thursday 26th May – Sunday 5th June – Various times

Come to the world famous Hay Literary Festival and listen to a preview reading of the latest Seed City Adventure!

Sunday 1st May + Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May – 10.00 – 18.00

Grow it. Cook it. Eat it. at the Grow Your Own Show in Guildford

Thursday 21st April – 12.30-16.30

Build Scarecrows at Eastern Curve in Dalston!

Monday 18th April – 8.00 – 17.00

Design the Edible Garden at Butterfly World!

Wednesday 13th April + Wednesday 20th April

Wednesday Workshops at Bumpkins Notting Hill! Make Mad Muffins and discover how Goo + Taste = Dip

Monday 11th April 10 – 7

Mini Market at the Meanwhile Space! Books + Cakes + Clothes + Toys


Mini Market at the Meanwhile Space Monday 11th April 10 – 7

Stop by for a slice of cake and take a peek around the Mini Market, packed full of goodies for kids and locally published books.

CAKE for BOOKS – we’ll be selling cakes donated by the finest cooks we know, the cash from the cake will then be turned into books and donated to the local primary school.

Mimimyne will be selling gorgeous organic and recycled kids clothes and homeware.

There will be a free Mimimyne eco bag for the first 30 people to visit the Mimimyne stall, and we’ll be offering you the chance to sign up for our newsletter and win a fantastic prize at the end of the day!

So come and visit us on Monday 11th April between 10am and 7pm!

Bumpkins Notting Hill Wednesday 13th April + Wednesday 20th April

If you’re aged between 5 and 10 and like making miracles/mess in the kitchen this is the news you’ve been waiting for! We will be running theatrical cooking and tasting workshops at Bumpkin Notting Hill on Wednesdays the 13th and 20th April.

While kids get creating with Secret Seed Society in the upstairs hideaway, grown ups can take it easy in the downstairs Bumpkin Bar, with complimentary coffee or tea. 90 minutes later everyone’s invited to join the tea party or dip tasting ceremony.

Kids get a Storybook & Seed pack to take home so that they can have a new homegrown adventure.

Scarecrows at Eastern Curve in Dalston! 21st April – 12.30-16.30

Seed City scarecrows are coming to Eastern Curve! We’ll be making scarecrow statues of Seed City favourites such as Chrissie Cress and Peter Parsnip, to guard the Eastern Curve beds from crows and other greedies.

Butterfly World Monday 18th April – 8.00 – 17.00

Secret Seed Society return to Butterfly World to design and rebuild their Edible Garden. Everybody is welcome to get involved and learn how to go about sowing seeds that will one day become dinner!