We’re so glad you’re thinking of organising a Window Wanderland! We look forward to welcoming you to our world-wide community.

Grab a cuppa and take some time to look through our step-by-step guide below. It should give you all the information you need to make your decision.

What is Window Wanderland?

We inspire communities to set up fun, local, all-people-friendly, window-display-based walking trails then share them with the world.

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1 See what’s involved in running a Window Wanderland

Our guiding principle is that Wanderlands are local festivals run by the community. We take the pain out of organising by providing the necessary tools, support and expertise to help make it all smooth and easy for you – the organisers.

In a nutshell, running a Wanderland in your community will, ideally, need a small team of people – 3 is a magic number. If you have more, that’s even better. It takes around 3 months to organise.

Here’s a few words from a first time organiser.

READ our Frequently Asked Questions – these will give you all the details you need to make your decision.

Window Wanderland on The One Show

If you’re new to the whole Wanderland idea, this is a perfect watch!

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2 Register your area

You’ve watched our videos, read the FAQs and are ready to Register your area. For a one-off £50 this first step is to ensure you have time to get your team and relevant funding in place.

For this you will get your area’s exclusive webpage, so you can get local people interested. Our initial planning kit will give you advice and tips on team structure, timings and raising money to take you through to the next stages of planning your Wanderland- we have done the hard work for you!

And your area will appear on our map! Congratulations – you are now a part of the Wanderland community.

Register your area

Find out more about the one-off registration fee

Got a question?

We answer your most frequently asked questions about organising a Window Wanderland.

Read our FAQs

2 Choose the right Toolkit for you

When you are ready to start fully planning your Wanderland the next step is to decide which Toolkit is best for you. These will give you the next set of resources and support to make sure your festival is a success.

We have three options to cater for everyone from small, close-knit communities through to cities hosting multi-location Window Wanderlands. Everything you could need has been thought about, making it easy for you.

There are also options to upgrade if you require more support than you’d originally thought.

Deluxe

£350

This is Perfect for local authorities, charities, schools, community organisations and first-time organisers

Our most popular toolkit INCLUDES everything you need, from getting Windowmakers on board, health and safety, to PR advice and HOME-printable maps.

Essential

£150

Ideal for those who live in a close knit community where spreading the word is easy, and those who are repeating annually.

This is Essential organisation information and marketing activities. Less comprehensive than the Deluxe toolkit.

Listing

£75

For Communities that have already run a Window Wanderland with us and now are creating their own website.

A listing on our festival map and co-hosting of a Facebook festival, so that when people find us, they find you and vice-versa. Keep sharing the love.

Deluxe Essential Listing
Organisation & Planning
Call yourself a Window Wanderland Yes Yes Yes
A listing of your festival on our website and social media Yes Yes Yes
Use of our images and films Yes Yes Yes*
Your own festival page with map Yes Yes No
Interactive map showing locations of windows Yes Yes No
Email platform to keep in touch with your local window makers Yes Yes No
Planning toolkit with timeline Yes Yes No
Ideas gallery for display makers Yes Yes No
Add images, links and logos to your festival page Yes No No
‘Print at home’ downloadable maps Yes No No
Marketing
Co-host your festival on facebook Yes Yes Yes
Social media advice Yes Yes No
Templates, flyers, posters and logos Yes Yes No
Health and safety information Yes Yes No
Schools pack Yes No No
Budget template Yes No No
Press advice Yes No No
Branding kit and survey advice Yes No No
Templates for press release Yes No No
High res press photos Yes No No
Powerpoint presentations for schools and communities Yes No No
Buy Deluxe Buy Essential Buy Listing

What a fantastic Window Wanderland! 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! ”

Sarah Stevens, WW Organiser, Paul in Cornwall

Proceeds from our toolkits allow us to continue our work as a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to bringing communities together and reducing isolation.

More options

We have a strong track record of hosting workshops, creating windows and mentoring first time successful Wanderlands. If you would like extra support, or partnership, fill out our enquiry form to have a chat.

If you’re a larger organisation wanting to host multiple Window Wanderlands please get in touch to find out how.

4 Where and when

Once you have your toolkit you can start creating your festival with your team. Window Wanderlands are held throughout the year but we’ve found late Winter is the best time, when it gets dark early and people don’t have to go out too late to enjoy their local Wanderland.

The other months are also good but bear in mind other festivals are often happening in the local community. Recently, because of Covid, Wanderlands have become a popular addition to traditional Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas displays.

Create your online festival page, make your map with the area that you want people to come to and let them know what you are planning to do.

5 Spread the word

This is the biggest part of the festival. It may be as simple as sharing your Wanderland with your street, or you could be printing thousands of flyers. With options of workshops, schools involvement, fundraising, communal window displays and meetings to show our films – the choice is yours.

The Toolkits have all the advice you need to market your festival successfully and, most importantly, inclusively.

6 Enjoy!

Above all – enjoy it! Share your photos with us and the world. Celebrate your neighbourhood and enjoy the new community connections you make.

Already registered as an organiser? Log in to access your toolkit.