Thousands flock to UK village as homeowners decorate homes with wacky scarecrows

Thousands of people have flocked to a village to see homeowners decorate their properties with comical creations as part of an annual scarecrow competition.

Resident have been turning heads with their weird and wacky scarecrows placed outside their homes in Brinklow, Warks.

More than 80 incredible displays have been erected throughout the picturesque village and can be viewed up until Friday (2/8).

One cheeky creation shows Prime Minster Boris Johnson relaxing on a deckchair while another shows ET and Elliot talking off from a front garden in a bicycle.

Elsewhere, Spiderman can be seen dangling from one family's tree while a giant pairs of legs stick out of another.

The Minions, Mr Bean, Edward Scissorshands, Shrek, The Queen and the characters from the Wizard of Oz make up some of the other funny displays.

Around 3,000 visitors a day are expected to attend the Brinklow Scarecrow Festival, which has returned for the first time in three years following the Covid pandemic.

Local resident Peter Cox, 66, said: "It's just a good bit of fun and after the last couple of years we've had that's what we can all do with.

"Everybody goes all out to create these wonderful scarecrows, a lot of time and effort goes into it and if I'm honest, people get a bit competitive too.

"But it's all part of the fun and its lovely to see so many people come from all over to see them in our little village."

Visitors were also treated to RAF flypasts from a Hurricane and by a rare Lancaster bomber as well as live bands, stalls and children's rides.

Now in its fourth year, the last event raised over £15,000 for charity. Entrance is free, but visitors are asked to park in the designated event car park which is £5 for the day.