EventsRoyal Parks

Chestnut Sunday 2010

EventsDate for your diary – Chestnut Sunday celebration this year will be on Sunday 9th May.

The parade itself will start at 12:30pm and as usual will leading to the grass area by the children’s playground. Through-traffic will be stopped from 12:15-1:30pm. The parade this year features the Horse Rangers band, Historical re-enactors, the Mayor of Richmond-Upon-Thames, Veteran and Companion Cycles, Classic Cars, Motorcycles & Military vehicles, City of London Police Horses, Traditional Jazz Band.

The hugely popular day (last years numbers estimated at 12,000) will include the following after the parade:

  • Traditional fairground ‘galloper’ carousel & other rides and stalls
  • Living history displays: Henry 8th, English Civil War, WW2 gunnery & others (including Ancient Greeks)
  • Shire horses from Richmond Park
  • Military Vehicle camp & display reflecting Bushy Park’s wartime history
  • Teddington School’s Jazz Band
  • Classic cars, motorcycles & unusual cycles
  • St John Ambulance & Police information and advice
  • Information & displays about Bushy Park’s wildlife, history, Friends of Bushy and Home Parks, The Hampton Wick Association, The Horse Rangers Association, Richmond Park’s Holly Lodge Centre etc…
  • Local charities information stands and fund-raising activities
  • Education & volunteering opportunities in the Park
  • Refreshment kiosks
  • Pony rides & information from Park Lane Stables

The main fair event closes at 4:30pm.


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