Amazing! A Window Wanderland is the perfect way to bring your community together, reduce social isolation and light up an area.
During these unprecedented times, people have been putting our pictures in their windows and spreading joy throughout their neighbourhoods. Even as we move out of lockdown it’s is the perfect way to brighten up your neighbourhood and safely engage with your community -you can even raise money for a charity at the same time.
Wanderlands offers loads of benefits and spreads happiness far and wide. Your Wanderland can be as big or as little as you want. From the shortest street, to an entire city anywhere in the world! Plus they can be run any time of the year – an extravagant festival of light in the winter months perhaps, or during spring and summer a daytime trail for little ones to follow, or as part of a wider community festival – the choice is yours.
We walk you through the step-by-step process and provide all the resources to run the perfect Wanderland. By joining us we can share and celebrate what your community create!
Remember that Window Wanderland is trademarked, and as a volunteer led, not-for-profit organisation, you have to buy an event package to use any of our images or resources. For more info see our FAQ’s.
If you would like to get your event off to a flying start, Lucy Reeves Khan, our founder, is regularly commissioned to deliver a range of additional activities for organisations, festivals and LAs. For example; Writing fundraising applications, inspirational talk for residents as part of the City of London event, large window display and workshops for The Sage in Gateshead and Workshops for The Barbican in London. To find out more about the services available please contact us.
What a fantastic Window Wanderland event! A real success that really did resonate with the whole village. It was incredible to see people of all ages, enjoying themselves. We absolutely LOVED taking part. Can’t wait to do it again! ”
Here’s what to do
- Read our ‘Information page’ for top tips and key information
- Register your area with us
- Choose your ideal package to create the event
- Set the date, publish it and spread the word
- Enjoy the event and celebrate your community
What we offer…
Your own webpages, interactive maps, flyers, posters, powerpoints….basically, everything you’ll need to organise and host a Wanderland across your community with minimal effort a maximum fun. Plus we take care of the boring bits, like GDPR.
How we do it…
Although Window Wanderland CIC, is a non-profit organisation, we need to charge fees to cover our costs. This is so we can continue to exist and provide our support and services.
So what happens next?
Starting your first Wanderland is a 2-stage process. This way you can register and have the chance to gauge local interest before committing to making your event happen.
It's such a great all age event. Whatever your age you get just as much enjoyment out of it. A fantastic thing to be doing in the city in a month that can otherwise be just a bit dreary!”
Stage 1: Register to ensure your event is the only one in you neighbourhood, a one-off fee of just £50.
For this we will give you:
- To pin your area to our Map
- A personal web page for you to share and test interest
- Volunteers from your community can offer to help you and potential Windowmakers can register interest to make a display
- Tips for raising money
- Initial planning kit with templates, for sponsorship letters, advice on timings etc
Stage 2, when you are ready to get going we have a few options, all of which are upgradable:
Make your event effortless. This is our most popular toolkit for your first year. It has everything you need. Perfect for community groups, schools, PTAs, charities, arts organisers, housing associations, BID’s or Local Authorities.
Price: £350.00 per event
Suitable for smaller events, close knit communities or established events.
Price: £150.00 per event
For those who want to be on our Wanderland map, use our name and join the family but prefer to create their own website.
Price: £75.00 per event