Ultimate Christmas fair food
Daniel Etherington whets our appetite with food inspiration for your Christmas fair
Reindeer and snowman poop
Bags of edible reindeer and snowman poop are easy to make and guaranteed to make the children giggle. Read our guide to making profits from poop!
Always-updated guide to Christmas fair games and stalls
Choosing the stall and games is the best part of planning a Christmas fair. Get stuck in with our ultimate guide
Our guide to virtual Christmas fairs
Virtual fairs are looking like the way to go for 2021, and we're here to show you how to make yours amazing
14 Christmas fundraisers for socially distanced PTAs
If you're worried about holding in-person events, try an activity that doesn't need face-to-face contact
Boosting support: Volunteers
It takes a lot of manpower to run a fair, so every volunteer counts - read our top tips on how to encourage people to sign up
Christmas fair themes
Give regular stalls a facelift, and use your imagination to build up a theme and let new stall ideas roll on from there...
Christmas fair countdown checklist
The earlier you start planning your Christmas fair, the more time you and your team will have for your own riot of Christmas parties and shopping!
Boosting support: Sponsors
Build relationships with local businesses and ease your outgoings by seeking sponsorship
How to run Santa's Grotto
Visiting Santa at the Christmas fair is an exciting experience for children, so make it truly magical!
A successful Santa's grotto can reign in a big profit, but are you keen to try something new for your Christmas fair this year? Take a look at these alternatives...
Boosting support: Visitors
Visitors are crucial to a summer fair - attract more with a strong marketing campaign
Ready-made stall packs
Are volunteers in short supply? Stalls that require very little input, both in pre-fair preparation and on the day will be key for you...
These stall and game ideas are ideal for keeping the PTA's costs down at your school's Christmas fair
Making mulled wine
Having mulled wine at your Christmas fair is almost a given. Read advice from PTAs on preparing, heating and serving this festive drink
Does Santa need to be DBS checked?
The team at NSPCC provide child protection advice for PTAs running a grotto and searching for a Santa...
Last-minute Christmas fair ideas
Grab that extra profit with these simple last-minute fair additions!
Christmas fairs: From big to small
As your PTA starts to plan the Christmas fair, we look at three different-sized schools (from big to small!) to discover their tips and successes
Is your PTA buying toys safely?
Just because a toy is for sale in this country doesn't necessarily mean it conforms to UK safety standards
All about fair prizes
It's one thing thinking up engaging and exciting game stalls for your fair, but what will you give away as prizes? Here's our guide...
Top 10 refreshment stalls
Food and refreshment stalls are likely to be some of the biggest earners at your fair. Here are a few of the most popular ideas...
Stall ideas for visitors of all ages
Keep all your visitors happy - from toddlers to adults - with this selection of stall ideas, as recommended by PTAs...
Student-run fair stalls
Enlist the help of pupils to run stalls at your summer fair. Run a young enterprise challenge to boost competition
One-person game stalls
If you're struggling for manpower, these one-person game stalls mean you can have a lot of variety with limited volunteers
Year 6 enterprise stalls
Manpower can be a battle when it comes to PTA events, so enlisting the help of pupils is a fantastic way to spread the workload
May fair event ideas
Thinking about holding a May fair? These PTAs successfully raised funds while dancing round the maypole
Unusual fair games ideas
Bored with tombolas and hook-a-duck? Follow in these schools' footsteps and try something different
Summer fair checklist
Take the stress out of planning the big day by crossing tasks off our handy checklist to make sure have everything covered
Always-updated guide to summer fair games and stalls
Our ultimate guide to the most popular and profitable games and stalls for your PTA summer fair
Spring and summer main attractions
Having a headline attraction at your spring or summer fair can boost profits, bring in the crowds, and generate big profits
Plan a PTA summer fair
Here's our guide on how to organise the biggest, most complex event in the PTA calendar - the summer fair
Five ways to raise more at your summer fair
Holding a big event this summer? Pick and mix from our top five ways to increase your takings
Turn your fair into a festival
Take your summer event to the next level by incorporating elements of family-friendly festivals, says Daniel Etherington
Summer fair event logistics
Plan, control and manage your logistics to make sure everything runs smoothly on the big day says Carol Rogerson
Make your summer fair more sustainable
It's vital we all do our bit for the planet. Here's how you can raise funds at your summer fair while being more mindful of the environment
Summer fair hacks
It's probably your biggest fundraising event, so how can you get even more out of it? Here are our top tips to reduce stress and increase profit
Add more to your summer fair
Make your summer fair even better by adding a competition, auction or mini-festival
Creative stall ideas for summer fairs
Hands-on, creative stalls will keep your audience busy and entertained for longer, pull in a profit and give the children a souvenir to take away
Summer fair themes
Giving your spring or summer fair a theme will add magic and excitement. It also makes it easier to come up with related stalls and attractions
Summer fair prices: How much to charge
The prices you charge at your summer fair can affect profit, footfall and inclusivity. Here are our top tips on how to price various elements at your fair
Planning a Covid-safe summer event
If you're hoping to hold a PTA fundraising event this summer, Carol Rogerson looks at what might be possible as restrictions ease