Duncombe Park Christmas Fair in aid of the NSPCC : Yorkshire’s most exclusive Christmas shopping event.
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Preview evening on Thursday 16th November, 5pm to 9pm continuing on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November 2017 9.30am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm).
Duncombe Park Christmas Fair in aid of the NSPCC, HELMSLEY, NORTH YORKSHIRE, YO62 5EB
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and raise vital funds to help protect our children and keep them safe.
NSPCC Ambassador, Alan Shearer lends his support to the Fair.
I wish you all a wonderful time shopping for Christmas gifts for your family and friends whilst raising money to help fund the NSPCC’s vital work in safeguarding our children. Thanks to your continued generosity, this long established Christmas Fair has already raised over half a million pounds for the NSPCC.
I am very proud to be involved with this wonderful charity. I am passionate about doing what I can to raise awareness of the many problems our vulnerable children face today. My successful football career has given me a platform to speak from and I am determined to do what I can to help.
I would also like to thank the hard working ladies of the Duncombe Park Christmas Fair Committee who make this all happen every year. They volunteer a huge amount of their time to get this Fair organised and we are all very grateful to them.
A big thank you also to The Hon. Jake and Rafaella Duncombe for welcoming us into their wonderful home, Duncombe Park – a fantastic place in which to host Yorkshire’s most glamorous Fair!
Happy Shopping and Happy Christmas!
Letter from the organisers
Dear NSPCC supporter
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in ‘Yorkshire’s most glamorous fair’ which raises thousands of pounds for vulnerable children and teenagers in Yorkshire and across the UK. We feel honoured to be the Chairs of this fantastic committee of talented ladies who devote many hours of their free time to make this prestigious Charity Fair happen.
Last year we relocated the Fair to Duncombe Park from Castle Howard which was a huge undertaking for the Committee but proved to be very worthwhile.
We are very pleased to report to you that we raised £56,423 for the NSPCC and that this money will go directly to the help the children in our region. Over the past 20 years this long established Christmas Fair has raised over £600,000 for the NSPCC, firstly in its original home at The Orangery in Settrington and later at Castle Howard.
Due to its phenomenal success in its new location, we are delighted to be returning to Duncombe Park this year and we really hope you will come and support us.
Located near the beautiful Yorkshire village called Helmsley, Duncombe Park is very conveniently positioned. The house is very rarely open to the public so visitors to the Fair will have the unique opportunity to explore the amazing rooms and enjoy Christmas shopping at the same time. The exhibitors to the Fair are hand-picked by our Committee and are chosen because they offer original gifts that are unlikely to be found on our High Streets.
We open our doors on Thursday 16th November with a special preview evening with sparkling wine and canapes. On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November, our doors will open from 9.30am and close at 4pm each day.
You can buy your tickets right here on our website and enjoy shopping whilst raising valuable money for the NSPCC.
It’s a win, win situation and an opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done in great style!
We hope you will come and join us.
Thank you for your support.
With many thanks and best wishes,
Karen Storey & Rachel Fraser
Co Chairs of the NSPCC Duncombe Park Christmas Fair Committee
Duncombe Park Christmas Fair in aid of the NSPCC 2017
Bringing together a handpicked selection of exhibitors, The NSPCC Duncombe Park Christmas Fair offers discerning shoppers an exciting array of beautiful, unusual, and special gift ideas along with loads of lovely treats for the Christmas season.
With gifts for every age group and budget, we offer books, toys, jewellery, high quality clothing for all the family including luxury items such as cashmere, gorgeous home accessories as well as gifts for enthusiastic cooks and foodies, gardeners, golfers and sporting enthusiasts.
Everything sold raises vital funds for NSPCC projects, helping vulnerable young people in Yorkshire and beyond. Last year the NSPCC celebrated 30 years of ChildLine, the telephone helpline dedicated to giving confidential advice to vulnerable young people. Click Here for more information about the NSPCC’s vital work.
Around 70 carefully selected stalls provide gifts in all categories from Christmas decorations and cards, to kitchenware, toys, books, jewellery, fashion, homeware, interiors and gentlemen’s’ accessories. Half of the stalls for 2016 are first time exhibitors at the Christmas Fair and bring plenty of new ideas for shoppers, whilst the remaining best selling ranges return with the favourites we like to buy each year.
10% of each stall holders’ takings go direct to the charity as does income from ticket sales, sponsors and donations, and raffle tickets. Money raised at the Christmas Fair in aid of the NSPCC goes towards the NSPCC’s vital services for children, young people and families in the Yorkshire region.
2017 Special Features!
- This year, once again we are supported by ‘Helmsley in Business’ to offer our visitors special deals and opportunities in the lovely town of Helmsley (voted Best Market Town in the Great British High Street of the Year Awards 2015), all detailed in our Exclusive Guide.
- Park & Ride: Ryedale District Council have very kindly offered Fair visitors the chance to park in the Helmsley Castle (Cleveland Way) long stay car park for £1.50 all day. Buses will pick up visitors to take them to the Fair and drop them back in order for them to have a chance to explore Helmsley. N.B. Other parking is available at the Fair – please look at our Location page for further details.
- Fantastic Raffle Prizes
- Complimentary brochure which includes a guide to the Fair and a chance for local businesses to support the NSPCC through advertising.
Buying tickets for Duncombe Park Christmas Fair in aid of the NSPCC couldn’t be simpler. Just click here to link through to our online ticket sales.
Alternatively, it’s also possible to purchase tickets on the door for £10 (N.B. This is not applicable for Thursday night’s preview evening)
WISH TO DONATE!?
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to this wonderful charity and support us in our fundraising efforts, please click here.
Last year, The Christmas Fair raised £56,423 for the NSPCC. Tickets for the Thursday 16th November VIP preview evening from 5pm to 9pm are now selling on line for £17.50. Daytime tickets for Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November cost just £8 for the Fair open from 9.30am to 4pm if ordered via the website www.