Oxford’s House Floats

What is a House Float?

In 2021 the whole community was inivited to celebrate Carnival Day @ Home.

Instead of a parade of floats, homes were decorated as ‘house floats’. The first House Floats in the UK.


Alex’s House of Sunflowers

Alex Singleton has transformed his house with sunflower murals on the outside of the home and garage, with a bouquet of sunflowers planted on the wall at the front. See what he did.

Mother Earth at St Frideswide’s Primary School

The whole school got involved in designing and creating artwork to transform the school into a House Float using the them Mother Earth.

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Flags of the Caribbean

Jackie Hemmings has transformed her home with decorations celebrating Windrush and the Caribbean.

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The Butterfly House at the Church of St Mary & St John

Children at Comper School made these amazing colourful butterflies to decorate the Church of St Mary & St John on the Cowley Road. The church is a main hub of activiies on Carnival Day, and it is lovely to see this celebration of our Mother Earth theme.

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SS Mary & John

Keep it Green

You need to plan beforehand what to do with the materials after Carnival.

Our theme Mother Earth expresses our aim to take care of the environment, and ideally you will use as many recycled materials as possible and plan a sustainable process of recycling the material afterwards or of ethically disposing the material used.