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What’s on in Swanmore Hampshire. Events, fun, open gardens, coffee mornings. Everything!

Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s – 2023 dates confirmed

In partnership with Pete Yeoman of yeomansyearbook.org.uk and the Swanmore Parish Council, we are pleased to confirm 7 dates for the Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s events in 2023.

  • Saturday 22nd April
  • Saturday 27th May
  • Saturday 24th June
  • Saturday 22nd July
  • Saturday 26th August
  • Saturday 23rd September
  • Saturday 28th October

DOORS OPEN 1000 to 1230

With something like 50 cars expected at each event, we’ll be in the main car park opposite Barnaby’s. If you are planing to display a car or two, you may arrive any time from 0945, when a marshal will show you to a space.

The event will be supported by Barnaby’s “popup” coffee shop, serving coffee, tea and yummy homemade cakes made by our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market. Barnaby’s will nominate  a charity on the day, and all our proceeds will go to that charity. Fingers crossed for the weather!

Welcome back

We’re delighted to be back to normal this week, following the seasonal festivities. There are volunteer shifts available on most days in the coming week, so please log in and help yourselves! Our volunteer cake bakers are already getting ready, so we look forward to bringing it all together again on Tuesday at 2pm.

To our customers, we look forward to welcoming you back to Barnaby’s, and to restoring our position as an active hub for the community once more.

We’re on holiday!

Barnaby’s is now closed for the holidays. That’s it! 2022 done. We wish all our wonderful volunteers and customers a very and peaceful festive season.

We’ll be back on 3rd January 2023, and we look forward to seeing you all then. For those wishing to pick shifts for the New Year, they will be available in ShiftController on 23rd December.

Free mince pies this Christmas week

This Christmas week, you’ll receive a free mince pie with every hot drink at Barnaby’s! For some reason, we think this will be quite popular…

Our hours in Christmas week are:

  • Monday 19th December (10 to midday)
  • Tuesday 20th December (10 to midday)
  • Wednesday 21st December (10 to midday)

Our wonderful volunteers will return to full service again on 3rd January 2023.

Please help us support Trinity Winchester

As part of our ongoing support for charities with a connection to the village, we will be supporting the work of Trinity Winchester between now and Christmas. Our “Tap n’Go” payment option will be available to you if you wish to make a personal donation, and we’ll be adding half of Saturdays takings to that.

Trinity Winchester addresses the effects of homelessness and vulnerability through specialist practical and emotional support. Theses effects can include addiction, physical and mental ill health, poverty, social isolation and domestic abuse. Head to trinitywinchester.org.uk to find out more.

Volunteers – please RSVP

If you have volunteered at any time over the course of the last 12 months, you’ll have just received a formal invitation to join us for a glass of mulled wine and a yummy mince pie from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday 4th December. Please RSVP to let us know you can make it. Partners welcome.

If you have not received an invitation, please use the contact button above.

Helping Hooves return to Barnaby’s

One our favourite local causes is Helping Hooves.  Based here in Swanmore, Helping Hooves assist people experiencing change caused by illness, injury, recovery or other trauma.

Today, “Mouse” and “Hamish” made the journey down Hampton Hill to be brushed and loved by Barnaby’s customers, although they were a little bit too damp for that by the time they got here! To support our Charity Awareness Day,  Helping Hooves owner Abbie Withey held a tack sale inside the Paterson Centre. Lots of tack was bought and sold, while “Mouse” and “Hamish”  enjoyed a carrot or two from those who had come down to visit.

Visits from Helping Hooves have proven to be very popular with our younger customers, so we look forward to welcoming them back in Spring next year.


Poppies now available

Ahead of our Charity Awareness Day for the Royal British Legion on Saturday 13th November, poppies are now available in Barnaby’s. If you wish to support this wonderful charity with a donation of any sort, the ability to do so by card or cash can be found by the till.

Details of the Charity Awareness Day for the Royal British Legion will be released next week.