Fun in the sea at Bookham Village Day
Bookham will be taking to the water on Village Day, Saturday 15 June, when the All At Sea nautical theme - on, in or under the water – offers some great ideas for costumes and displays in the big children's parade and the masses of attractions in the field behind the Old Barn Hall.
Village Day, sponsored by The Vineries Garden Centre, begins with the big parade down the High Street at 11.40am when more than a dozen infant schools and playgroups will be joined by Reigate Sea Cadets Band and steel bands and led by Jason Wright's vintage Austin 7 to the field behind the Old Barn Hall in Church Road.
Among the exciting attractions at this year's event is Elios & DiCarlo’s surfing waverider, from King Bouncelot of ‘bucking bronco’ fame, which starts slow and goes faster making for a thrilling ride. Last year's very popular climbing wall is coming back supported by John Wadsworth Estate Agents and Churches Together in Bookham, while non-stop arena events will feature the lively Band from the Pub, singer Natalie Goodacre and Action Theatre and the return of the ever popular Bellydancers
The open-air bar will have an even bigger selection of specialist beers including Wimbledon Brewery Copper Leaf which won the Brewing Industry International Awards Champion Cask Beer Competition this year.
Refreshments include burgers and hot dogs, with lunches and teas served all day in the Old Barn Hall plus cold drinks and ice creams on the field. Punch and Judy shows will be among the attractions for younger children, while more than 50 stalls and sideshows will have lots to interest all ages.
Village Day is organised by Bookham Community Association to raise money to keep the Old Barn Hall running for the local community and providing the Bookhams Bulletin four times a year. It is followed by a week of activities during Village Week, including Open Gardens on 16 June, bridge lunch on 17 June and Mole Valley Silver Band in the evening and Village Week quiz night on 18 June.
For the full programme and tickets go to www.bookhamcommunityassociation.org
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