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FESTIVE FUN

Welcome to Burnley College Festive Fun! We’ve arranged a host of fun festive activities that all the family can enjoy at this special time of the year.

From crafts to culinary delights; carols to calorie-burners, there’s something for everyone.

Support your local small businesses by visiting their online shops via our Festive Market stalls below and grab your loved ones a unique home made gift.

Let’s spread some festive cheer. Share your photos with us by joining our exclusive Burnley College Festive Fun  Facebook Group HERE and you can find out the very latest news of what’s happening and how you can get involved.

We won’t let Covid-19 stop your festive fun this year!

’Tis the season to be Jolly (Busy with lots of fun things to do and make)!

Everyone – young and old alike – loves the great crafts and activities (not to mention the seasonal treats) that form such a big part of our annual Winter Wonderland.

To make sure you don’t miss out on your festive fix of fun, our staff have gathered some top ideas for activities, crafts and recipes you can enjoy at home.

There will be more added until mid-December, so don’t forget to keep popping back and making the most of this special time of the year.

Activities and Crafts

Build a Rustic Snowmen

Adult Supervision Required

Do you want to build a snowman?

COME ON! Let’s go and build!

 

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Letters to Santa

Santa’s special elves at Burnley College would like to provide you with the perfect stationery to write your letter to Santa!

Simply print off your chosen design and start writing your most magical letter ever!

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Create a Rustic Reindeers

Adult Supervision Required

Our Rustic Reindeers are in high demand every Winter Wonderland!

We’ve put together a tutorial on how you can create these reindeers from the comfort of your own home this year!

 

Home Made Lava Lamp

Warm up your winter with your very own homemade
lava lamp!

Get to know how Lava lamps work, while
creating your own!

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Make your own Crystals/Icicles

Want to make your own Festive decorations? Perhaps you want to sparkle up your home with some home made crystals or icicles!

Check out our tutorial below on how to do this using every day household materials.

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Create your own Kinetic Sand

Create your own Winter Wonderland with our recipe for Kinetic Sand. Using every day household items your family can make a snowwy landscape!

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Lunar Rocks

Add some Science into your Winter Fun! By creating Lunar Rocks your family can learn whilst crafting! Check out the instructions below on how to create these!

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Competitions

Design Santa’s Sleigh

Create your own Santa’s Sleigh!

All entries need to be sent to engineering@burnley.ac.uk by the 7th December

The winner will have their sleigh design brought to life using our 3D printer and we deliver it to your school on the 18th December!

We also have some lovely prizes for the runners up in this competition.

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Lego Competition

Create your own Festive Lego Masterpiece!

There’s a lego prize up for grabs!

All entries need to be sent to alevels@burnley.ac.uk by the 15th December 

We have an Under 7 years category, and an over 7 years category!

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Winter Writing Competition

Create your own Festive Story.

There’s a £50 book voucher prize up for grabs!

All entries need to be sent to alevels@burnley.ac.uk by the 15th December

We have an Under 7 years category, and an over 7 years category!

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Recipes

Roast Potato Perfection

The key to perfecting your Christmas Dinner relies on creating heavenly roast potatoes.

Thankfully, our head chef David Heaven has created a step by step guide on how to perfect your potatoes!

Download the guide here.

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Ultimate Brussel Sprout.

Bring Burnley College’s Famous Refectory Recipe’s to your Christmas Dinner! David Heaven, the head of our beloved Refectory has collated some of his most delicious recipes.

Download his step by step guide on how to make the ultimate Brussel sprout.

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Great gift ideas from our talented local traders

This year, more than ever, we’re all trying to do our bit to help our local traders, small businesses and craftsmen and women who have felt the impact of Covid-19 more than most.

While their shops may have been closed and craft fairs cancelled, we want to showcase their amazing wares to everyone who visits our amazing Burnley College Festive Fun activities online.

There’s a chance to pick up some unique and extra-special presents for friends and family – from gin to bath bombs, jewellery to fudge!

Many of these traders support Winter Wonderland year after year with their presence and now it’s time for us to help them ….

Enjoy our Festive Market

Cupcake Queen – Jennys Cake Kitchen

Bespoke cakes, cupcakes and giant cupcakes for all occasions

Products:

  • Cupcakes 
  • Brownies
  • Cakes for all occasions

Visit their online shop here

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Fudge Factory

Finest hand crafted Fudge & Nougat

Products:

  • Fudge 
  • Nougat

Visit their online shop here

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

Geeky Treats Boutique

Handmade Jewellery bracelets, earrings, necklaces and keyring and much more

Products:

  • Jewelerry
  • Keyrings 
  • Baubles 
  • Baby Grows

Visit their online shop here

Facebook  |  Instagram

 

 

 

Gift Creations

At Gift Creations they aim to provide something special within a present whatever the occasion

Products:

  • Glasses
  • Personalised Mugs 
  • Personalised Photo frames

Visit their online shop  here

Jeni’s Cupcakes and Brownies

Cupcakes and brownies freshly baked for Food Festivals across Lancashire and Cumbria.

Products:

  • Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Cakes for all occasions

Visit their online shop here

Website  |  Facebook

 

Jules Precious Vintage

Bespoke Christmas Decorations

Visit their online shop here

Website  |  Facebook

Karma Cactus

Eco beauty and lifestyle products

Products: 

  • Eco Friendly Bath Bombs
  • Soap Bars 
  • Soap Salts 
  • Gift Boxes

 

Visit their online shop here

Website  |  Facebook

 

Katie Victoria Creations

 

Handmade creations for all families and businesses.

Products:

Personalised clothing:

  • T-shirts 
  • Jogging Pants
  • Hoodies
  • Bags
  • Baby Vests
  • Bibs
  • Beanie Hats

Visit their online shop here

 

Kick Ass Cheese

Strong Cheddar Cheese with and extra kick

Products: 

  • Variety of Cheeses
  • Chutneys, Pickles & Sauces
  • Cheese Boards
  • Gift Hampers

Visit their online shop here

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

 

Catania couture

Detailed handmade creations ranging from beautiful handbags to lovely home decor pieces

Products:

  • Homemade Bags 
  • Homemade masks
  • Home decor pieces

Visit their online shop here

Made with Love just for You

Family run business who craft and make a wide variety of things

Products:

  • Tutu skirts and dresses
  • Necklaces
  • Keyrings
  • Charms
  • T-shirt’s
  • Hoodies
  • Magic fairy wands
  • Fairy wings
  • Fairy dust
  • Jewellery

Visit their online shop here

Pendle Pat-A-Cakes

Homemade cakes and puddings from the heart of the pendle witch country

Products:

  • Cakes 
  • Pies

Visit their online shop here

Ribble Valley Craft Gins

Unique tasting Gin Liqueurs

Product:

  • Gin

Visit their online shop here

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

Strawberry J&M

Treats with a vintage twist, perfect sweets and treats for weddings, parties or just that special gift.

Products:

  • Sweet boxes 
  • Chocolate Bouquets
  • Christmas Eve Treats

Visit their online shop here

Tricky Dickies Sticky Toffee Pudding

Homemade traditional puddings from Earby, a small, friendly town on the Lancashire and Yorkshire border

Product:

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding

Visit their online shop here

 

Usborne Books

Usborne Books can help children and adults connect, and bring families closer through a great story or subject.

Product:

  • Usborne Books

Visit their online shop here

Wish Boutique

Stunning, inspirational and eclectic mix of affordable fashion to the people of Burnley & Lancashire

Products:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories

Visit their online shop here

Facebook  |  Instagram

Resin by Livi-May’s

Hand-crafted resin products

Products:

  • Key chains
  • Jewellery dishes 
  • Coasters 
  • Earrings 
  • Baubles

Visit their online shop here

Facebook  |  Instagram

Martha’s Kitchen

Beauty from the unwanted

Product:

  • Unique Gifts

Visit their online shop here

The Cookie Hut

Cookie & Cake business 

Products:

  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Biscuits

Visit their online shop here

Meltz Exchange

Providing soy wax melts which are hand poured in Clitheroe

Product:

  • Wax Melts

Visit their online shop here

Made with Love by Beautylicious

A range of handmade personalised gifts perfect for any occasion.

Products:

Personalised Gifts:

  • Household items
  • Baubles
  • Bottles
  • Glasses

Visit their online shop here

Facebook  |  Instagram

Joules Designs

Hand-made unique gifts and accessories.

Products:

  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Jewellery
  • Ornaments
  • Cushions

Visit their online shop here:

Website  |  Facebook

Sweet Williams Florists

Flowers for all occasions

Products:
  • Weddings
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Bouquets
  • Roses
  • Funeral Tributes
  • Hampers and Baskets
  • Birthdays

Visit their online shop here

Louise’s Floristry and Crafts

Flowers and Crafts for all occasions and events

Visit their online shop here