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
Ideas for Covid-safe summer events
Pick and mix from our ideas to create the perfect summer celebration for your PTA
Summer fair checklist
Is there anything more satisfying than crossing items off a to-do list? We've created a downloadable checklist to help your summer fair run like clockwork.
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
Make your summer fair more sustainable
With sustainability at the forefront of our minds, we all want to do our bit to help save the planet. Here's how you can raise funds at your summer fair while being more mindful of the environment.
Always-updated guide to summer fair games and stalls
The ultimate guide to the most popular and profitable games and stalls for your summer fair.
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.
Add more to your summer fair
Make your summer fair even better by adding a compitition, auction or mini-festival.
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.
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...
Student-run fair stalls
Enlist the help of pupils to run stalls at your summer fair. Run a young enterprise challenge to boost competition.
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.
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...
Spring and summer main attractions
Having a headline attraction at your spring or summer fair can boost profits, bring in the crowds, and generate huge profits.
Summer fair themes
Giving your spring or summer fair a theme will add magic and excitement - and can make it a lot easier to think of related stalls and attractions.
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.
Boosting support: visitors
Visitors are crucial to a summer fair - attract more with a strong marketing campaign
Boosting support: sponsors
Build relationships with local businesses and ease your outgoings by seeking sponsorship.
May fair event ideas
Thinking about holding a May fair? These PTAs successfuly raised funds while dancing round the maypole.
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.
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...
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!
Our guide to virtual Christmas fairs
Virtual fairs are looking like the way to go this year, and we're here to show you how to make yours amazing.
14 Christmas fundraisers for socially distanced PTAs
Christmas is getting nearer, but there's still time to organise some exciting and safe activities to bring in festive funds.
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!
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...
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...
Not much money in your PTA coffers? Or just Then try one of these stall ideas, with little or no up-front costs...
Making mulled wine
Having mulled wine at your Christmas or winter fair is almost a given. Read our advice on preparing, heating and serving this festive drink.
Ultimate Christmas fair food
When it comes to deciding what food to serve at your Christmas fair - burger, pizza or turkey rolls - draw on the experience of other PTAs.
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!
Always-updated guide to Christmas fair games and stalls
All the ideas you need for a fantastically fun Christmas fair!