Summer has finally arrived at Hopping Hare Candles

Like our Spring Collection, the candles are presented in white glass containers with ribbon and wax seal presentation details.


Introducing Tropical Oud, a fruity summer treat, nothing smells more like summer holidays than this candle. Florals meet exotic summer fruit with a powerful punch of mango and other magical summer aromas to create this surprising yet wonderfully rounded blend.

This is smooth blend, not overly sweet, just wonderfully reminiscent of sunshine, relaxation and journeys of discovery, where fruit and floral oils are mixed with coconut to compliment decadent oud

A true feast for the senses.


Also for our Summer 2018 collection is Twilight, it took a while to get the right floral balance for this candle, not too sweet, not too pungent, it’s mellow and soothing with a middle notes mix of jasmine, gardenia and neroli amongst others with base notes of rosewood and amber

Imagine walking through a midsummer garden as the sun is setting and inhale the aromas of the flowers as they release their last perfume of the day before night falls..

A wonderful aroma that brings the opulent scent of gorgeously scented garden flowers into your home.

The perfect gentle English summer blend.


The collection is available as 9cl and 30cl candles as standard and as 50cl 3 wick white glass, 100cl 4 wick clear glass and 200cl clear glass 4 wick to order.

Tealight samples are now available to test the new fragrances too, just £1 with free P&P plus if you like it, get your £1 off a full sized version, Removes the worry about buying candles online – a little taster (but obviously not literally!)

and summer keeps rolling on…..


Catch Hopping Hare on the road in 2018

Finally.. the Hopping Hare travelling roadshow schedule for 2018 is slowly coming together and we will be adding new events to this page over the next couple of months, so check back nearer the time to see which events have been added.

Also if you know of any event that would be good for us, please drop us a line, we love attending new events and meeting new candle lovers all over the UK


We will also have some new products to show you too and not just candles….

Here’s a few dates for your diary and if you happen to be nearby we’d love to see you to say hello!


March 2018


Brampton Halt Spring Fair

When:    Saturday 24th March 2018

Time:      10am – 4pm

Where:   Brampton Halt Country Pub and Restaurant,

About:    Held in the gardens of the Brampton Halt Country Pub & Restaurant jsut outside Chapel Brampton

There will be a marquee and other smaller outdoor stalls; craft and food stalls and a speciality gin bar.

Also on site will be a bouncy castle.

Raising funds for the Daisy Chain Club. For more information call the venue 01604 842676

Hopping Hare Candles will be in our little black gazebo near the big marquee.


Ealing Artisan Market 

– event cancelled til 2019


April 2018


Thame Country Show 

When:    Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd April 2018

Time:      10am – 6pm

Where:   Thame Showground,  Kingsey Road, Thame, Oxon  OX9 3JL .   View Map

About:    The Thame Country Show is taking places on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday at the Thame Showground, so if you want to walk off those Easter indulgences, what better way to enjoy the bank holiday out in the fresh air!

It is Oxfordshire’s leading Country Show – back for the eighteenth year.

With THREE main arenas, supported by a host of smaller country sports arenas and workshops, and the very best in countryside activities and entertainment, we can offer you an unbeatable family day out.

The Craft Village is the place to buy unique gifts and watch demonstrations such as glass blowing and the blacksmiths at work.

Food Glorious Food Show with all new chefs demonstrating in the Country Kitchen and not forgetting the seafood experts from Crabstock all set to entertain, accompanied by a wide selection of Food Stalls.

With such a diversity of entertainment and attractions, there really is something for everyone, so come and enjoy!

For more information please visit

Hopping Hare Candles will be in the Craft Village

Tickets:  various options from £4


Delapré Craft Fair

When:      Saturday 7th April 2018

Time:       10am – 3pm

Where:     Delapré Abbey, Northampton

Stand:      Hopping Hare Candles will be near the entrance to the fair, look out for our black gazebo

About:      Delapré Abbey runs specialist markets throughout the year, each has a different specialism, April is all about handmade Craft products and we are happy to be joining our fellow local crafts people in our home town.



Springtime Creation, Milton Keynes Shopping centre

When:        Friday 20th, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018

Time:         Shopping centre opening times, closing times vary each day

Where:      Middleton Hall, Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre

Stand No: Hopping Hare Candles are on stand no. E62 (outside John Lewis Main Entrance entrance)

About:       The Crafts, Art & Gift Exhibition that fills Middleton Hall twice a year. Find expert crafts people and fantastic artists showing their wares for home, garden and hobby.

Free entry

Ealing Artisan Market 

– event cancelled til 2019


May 2018

Delapré Spring Fair

When:      Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th & Monday 7th May 2018

Where:     Delapré Abbey, Northampton

Stand:      location tbc



Crafts at Castle Ashby 

When:      Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May 2018

Times:      Open from 10 daily

Where:     Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

Stand:      location tbc


The Crafts at Castle Ashby shows were established  11 years ago to promote handmade work made by the actual person standing behind the table.

All the exhibitors at the events are vetted to keep standards high and duplication to a minimum.

 Over the last few years ‘craft’ shows had become filled with bought in products, franchises, and offered an opportunity for the retailing of food products.

We decided that our shows were to be for the crafts person who handmade their work and free from retailed gifts.

Visitors are also cared for, with free parking at every venue. Disabled area for blue badge holders and as near to the venue as possible.

Always professional catering with NO burger vans.  An elegant setting in which to sit and enjoy the show usually with music and other entertainment.

Good quality toilets, NOT the blue plastic ones !


Adults –£7, Concession-£6.50, Child (aged 5-16) – £1

Under 5 years  free, Family (2+up to 3 children) – £15

Demonstrations:  Pottery, basketry, chain saw carving, wood turning

Quality Refreshments from Glen an his team at The Granary


May/June 2018

Royal Bath & West County Show

When:      Wednesday 30th May through to Saturday 2nd JuneSunday 27th & Monday 28th May 2018

Times:      Open from 10 daily

Where:     Royal bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN

Stand:     Hopping Hare will be in the craft section of the gift and lifestyle area

About:     The historic show is one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England and is the only one to take place over four days. Agriculture is at the heart of this show with over 4500 livestock, sheep shearing, machinery from the past 100 years and the very latest farming technology.

Entertainment is on tap with attractions in the main ring ranging from top class Show-Jumping to the grand parade of prize winning animals.  While the Living Countryside arena showcases the Great British Countryside.

Come and Meet the producers of the finest food and drink in Britain! The Show is in the heart of the West Country which is home to cider and cheddar cheese; and the Show hosts the British Cider Championships and The British Cheese Awards.

The show features over 125 food producers, ranging from funky street food to ‘sit, eat and enjoy’, to the finest produce you can take home to cook and share with all the family. With over 130,000 people there’s too much going on to fit it all in here so visit their site for more info:


June 2018

We are still nibbling the grass over our June events so bear with us!


July 2018

Northampton Town Festival

When:      Saturday 7th July, Sunday 8th July

Times:      Open from 10 daily

Where:     The Racecourse, Northampton

Stand:     Crafts area

About:   This event has taken the best from the iconic Old Northampton Town Show and The Balloon Festival to bring entertainment, food stalls and bars, live music, giant funfair, fireworks, and of course balloons, all in one place for an action packed weekend that’s ideal for the whole family.

FREE to attend, the Northampton Town Festival will take place across two arenas on the Northampton Racecourse.

For more info


Delapré Beauty Market

When:      Saturday 14th July 2018

Time:       10am – 3pm

Where:     Delapré Abbey, Northampton

Stand:      Hopping Hare Aromatics will be near the entrance to the fair, look out for our black gazebo

About:      Delapré Abbey runs specialist markets throughout the year, each has a different specialism, July is all about handmade beauty products and we will be launching Hopping Hare Aromatics & Botanicals, our essential oil based based hand, bath and shower range. We are happy to be joining our fellow local crafts people in our home town.


Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

When:      Saturday 21st July, Sunday 22nd July

Times:      Open from 10 daily

Where:     Funkirk Farm, Carleton, Skipton, West Yorkshire BD23 3AB 

Stand:     Hopping Hare candles will be our black gazebo, space 129, located between the Makers Marquee and the craft village

About:     Time to dust off the passports so that we ‘southerners’ can get into Yorkshire! We are really delighted to be exhibiting at this fantastic event, that showcases great culinary talent and great UK and international produce with a host of local and specialist chefs and national treasures James Martin and Gino D’Campo. There’s tons going on over the two days, sure to be great fun for all the family in a wonderful Yorkshire Dales setting.


August 2018

Leamington Art in the Park

When:      Saturday 4th August, SUnday 5th August 2018

Times:      Open from 10 daily

Where:     Jephson Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire  for more info see here

Stand:     Hopping Hare Candles wil be found in the Artists Gazebo area, look out for our little black tent.

About:     This is the fifth art in the Park festival, this years theme is about ‘Trees’ to celebrate Leamington’s historic Jephson Gardens, a hidden tree gem and host to a magnificent 4 day ‘Festival of Oaks’ in Victorian times. Trees are a constant source of inspiration and creativity for to artists in the town’s rich arboretum.  

​There are artists and crafts people with a wide cross section of skills and talents, housed in Gazebo, artist villages and pagodas, there are even people selling from pop up spaces, ‘suitcases’,  so you are bound to find something thought provoking, awe inspiring or just plain beautiful, all in the fabulous setting of Jephson Gardens.


The Burnham Market Craft Fair

When:      Saturday 18th August 2018

Times:      from 10am

Where:     Burnham Market, Norfolk

Stand:     Hopping Hare Candles will be found in our little black gazebo.

About:   The Craft Fair consists of over 100 carefully selected crafters stalls which are set out over the Burnham Market Village Greens in the centre of the Village.

Craft Fair Car Parking is available on The Playing Field just off Creake Road Past The Nelson Pub.


Delapre Summer Fete

When:      Monday 27th August

Times:      Open from 10 daily

Where:     Delapre Abbey, Northampton

Stand:     Not know precise location yet, but this is an outdoor event on the lawns of the Abbey, look out for our black gazebo

About:     Delapré are hosting their first summer fete on August Bank Holiday Monday and we will be there to enjoy the last Bank holiday of the year and hopefully not the last of the summer sunshine


August/September 2018

Burghley Horse Trials

When:      Thursday 30th August through to Sunday 2nd September 2018

Times:     Open from 10 daily

Where:    Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, England

Stand:     Hopping Hare Candles will be in the Craft village

About:     The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is the premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world.

The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the 4-Day Event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors – tempting all ages and tastes.


September 2018


Hop back soon for news about our September events


October 2018

…and the same goes for our October events!


November 2018

Christmas Crafts at Sandringham

When:      Friday 16th November through to Sunday 18th November 2018

Times:     Open from 10 daily

Where:    Sandringham Park on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.  Satellite navigation: please use postcode PE35 6EN and then follow the Craft Show signs to the entrance to Sandringham Park.

Stand:     Hopping Hare Candles will be in the Craft village


Scores of crafts specialists will be offering a range of unique handmade gifts that’s bound to include something just right for someone you know.


Tickets:     Adults £8, Seniors £7.50, Children £2.  Advance tickets and further information from

The Christmas Craft Fair takes place in Sandringham Park, so please be aware that it is not at the Visitor Centre.


The Frost Fair at Ragley Hall

When:      Friday 23rd November through to Sunday 25th November 2018

Times:     Open from 10 daily til 5pm

Where:    Ragley Hall, Park and Gardens, Ragley Mill Lane, Alcester, B49, England

Stand:     Hopping Hare Candles will be in the Food and Crafts marquee


The event contains a carefully selected array of crafts, gifts, unique and original presents and fine foods from 75 stallholders, making The Frost Fair a great opportunity to find special presents.

Car parking is free of charge and located on the Ragley parkland at the front of Ragley Hall. We advise you to wear appropriate footwear.

The Frost Fair will be located within the lower ground floor of the House, with heated marquees on the west terraces and in and around The Stables and Coach House. Entertainment will include choirs, roving musicians, a magician and there may even be a visit from Father Christmas.

The Ragley state rooms and adventure playground will not be open during the event. However the Terrace Cafe at Ragley will be open serving a selection of festive lunches, cakes and refreshments.


Tickets:     Adult Tickets – £5.50 .  Accompanied children under 16 – Free . There is an extra charge to see Santa so please refer to the Ragley Hall website for more information


December 2018


Delapré Xmas fair

When:      Saturday 15th and Sunday 17th December 2018

Times:      Open from 10 daily

Where:     Delapre Abbey, Northampton

Stand:     Hopping Hare candles will be in our usual black Hares on tour gazebo probably near to the event entrance on the right hand side opposite the Abbey entrance

About:     Delapré Xmas fair returns, but this time for two days!. With lots of great, hand made and craft ideas for unusual and thoughtful Christmas gifts and decorations, and lots of lovely food, to eat there or take home.