It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Deck the halls with boughs of holly because Christmas is nearly here and so is our second, longer blog! Take a look at all the exciting things going on in Oakley Vale at this most wonderful time of year. We hope we can tempt even the Scroogiest among you to come along to the great things going on in and around Oakley Vale.

Here are our picks of the bunch that are happening across the rest of the month and into December:

29th Nov – Christmas Light Switch On @ Spanhoe Lodge

Love Corby is hosting the Christmas Light Switch On in aid of Lakelands Hospice on Friday 29th November. We look forward to seeing you all there!

29th Nov – 1st Dec – Victorian Christmas Market @ The Town Centre

Running from 29 November – 1 December, The Travelling Historical Market is proud to present at their first event as a co-operative Coby’s Victorian Christmas Market.

6th Dec – Mental Health Awareness Charity Night @ Shire Horse Corby

Taking place on the 6th December, there will be a Mental Health Awareness Charity Night with live entertainment including acoustic acts, bands, rappers, DJs and poets. There will also be an auction and a raffle to help raise as much money as possible!

7th Dec – Duvet Dancing @ Oakley Vale Community Centre

Performed by early years specialist and dance artist Anna Daly, Duvet Dancing is a joyous mix of stretching, curling, wriggling, rolling, rocking, twirling, flumping and snuggling!

Created for little ones, aged 6 months to 3 years, to support emotional and physical development and encourage quality playtime with their grown-ups. Find out more!

23rd Dec – Breakfast with Elf on the Shelf @ Holiday Inn Corby

On 23rd December, enjoy a full buffet breakfast (full English and continental) with a surprise visit from Elf on the Shelf. A morning full of delicious food, games and festive fun!

Winter is coming…

Last month, we told you we were busy coming up with the next theme for our photo competition. Well, we have done just that and are pleased to announce the theme is (drum-roll please) Winter in Oakley Vale! Below is one of our previous winners for inspiration.

Paul Finn’s amazing Oakley Vale sparrow shot!

We want to see all your snaps that really capture the spirit of life in Oakley Vale this winter. Whether it’s a picture of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a snow covered garden or even a handsome robin enjoying the snow, send them in to us – we love to see them!

The chosen winner will be rewarded, as always, with a £50 prize and a further £50 donation will be made to the Oakley Vale Community Association.

The competition will run till the end of February so get snapping – the snow won’t last forever! Information on our competition and details on how to enter can be found here.

Make Oakley Vale yours!

We know what you are thinking, winter in Oakley Vale really does sound beautiful. Well, we think it’s not just beautiful in winter, but all year round too!

Life in Oakley Vale is as quintessentially British as the oak tree. A perfect balance of town and country living can be enjoyed amongst the greenery and lakes of the area, with the lively centre of Corby merely 10 minutes’ drive away.

But don’t just take it from us, there are plenty of others who love Oakley Vale too! When asked to describe Oakley Vale in five words, Emma Goodwin, Principle of Oakley Vale Primary School, said: “creative, aspirational, ambitious, opportunist & collaborative.”

How lovely is that? And local resident, Claire Sager said: “A fun, family friendly community.

If you or somebody you know is interested in living in Oakley Vale, our website has a host of relevant information – from Houses for Sale, new and existing, to Education. You can find everything you need to explore your life in Oakley Vale. Go on, have a look today!

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