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

Barnaby’s set for The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning!

Almost £30 million has been raised through The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning over the years, and Barnaby’s are delighted to confirm that we’ll be getting involved again in 2023.  Set your calendars for Saturday 30th September and pop to Barnaby’s for a yummy coffee and a slice of homemade cake. We’ll also have some games for our younger visitors to enjoy.

Fancy baking a cake for Macmillan?  If so, please drop your creations with us by 9am on the day itself, or at 5pm the evening before. Please include a list of ingredients. Thank you!

Summer schedule is now on

We have today confirmed our opening hours through the summer holiday period, ensuring that our wonderful volunteers enjoy a well-deserved break whilst we get on with a spot of redecorating…

So, Barnaby’s will close for the summer at 1pm on Saturday 29th July. Thereafter, we will be open on:

  • Saturday 26th Aug from 10am (Classic Car event)
  • Thursday 31st August 10-12 and 2-4
  • Friday 1st Sept 10-12 and 2-4

Our normal hours will resume on Saturday 2nd Sept at 10am. For those wishing to secure shifts ahead of time, your options are now available for selection in ShiftController.

Classic Cars attracts ‘The Times’

Incredibly, over 70 cars came to Swanmore last weekend, breaking yet another attendance record. Images can be seen on our Facebook page, and in Mondays edition of The Times newspaper!

As always, the takings collected by our event ‘popup’ coffee shop are all given to a local charity nominated on the day. Pictured above is one of our awesome volunteers, Berty Ferrone, presenting £200 to Philip Dean of the St.George Foundation at their annual fundraiser held in the village later that same day.

Our next Classic Car Summer event will be on Saturday 22nd July.

We welcome the Soberton Strummers

On Saturday 17th June, we will welcome The Soberton Strummers here to play in support of our Charity Awareness Day for Prevent Breast Cancer – the UK charity committed solely to predicting and preventing breast cancer. The Strummers have a particular connection to the charity, as the Hampshire Chronicle here reported back in February. As a consequence, Ted Quincey has already raised over £2,000 for the charity, to which we are delighted to contribute.

See you all on Saturday 17th June.

Record number of classic cars head to Barnaby’s

In glorious spring sunshine, well over 60 classic cars headed to Barnaby’s this Saturday, many for the first time.  Pictures are now available on our Facebook page.

The event was supported by Barnaby’s popup shop. Coffee, tea and yummy homemade cakes were served by Sharon and Berty, and all the money collected will be given to the Meon Valley Food Bank.

The next event will be on Saturday 24th June, and the full summer schedule can be found here.

It’s Christian Aid Week

It’s Christian Aid Week.  This week, we, like Christian Aid, will be supporting families in Malawi who are suffering from the impact of Cyclone Freddy. Floods have washed away crops, over 500,000 people have been displaced and hundreds have lost their lives.

Christian Aid Week is at its most powerful when a disaster happens. Through you, we will be there long after the flood waters recede, helping families build back. Your donations this May will continue to support the pigeon pea project and other vital work around the world. All this week, Barnaby’s will be accepting donations for Christian Aid, to which half our takings on Saturday will be added. Please give what you can. Thank you.

Coronation Day

After a survey of our volunteers and others, the BBT have decided that Barnaby’s will be closed on Saturday 6th May in order that we can all enjoy the events in the village and elsewhere. We hope you have fun!

Barnaby’s will return to normal hours on Tuesday 9th May.

Easter hours

In Easter Week, our hours will be a little different in order to give our volunteers the chance to  enjoy a little break.

Tuesday 4th 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday 5th 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 6th 10am to 12pm 2pm to 4pm
Good Friday Closed
Saturday 8th Closed

Barnaby’s will reopen at 10am on Saturday 15th April

The Irish are coming…

St.Patricks Day is on Friday 17th March. It is an event that commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and the heritage of the Irish in general. Celebrations first began in the 17th Century, and today they generally involve public parades, festivals, cèilidhs and the wearing of shamrocks.

To mark the occasion, we’ve got a rather awesome Guinness cake coming, made by one of our fabulous volunteer bakers. When it’s gone, it’s gone!