Chestnut Sunday 2011

EventsBushy Park will be the destination for thousands of visitors (usually over 10,000) this Sunday for the yearly Chestnut Sunday celebration.

The Chestnut bloom have been in full effect for a couple of weeks now and will line the route of the parade which celebrates Bushy Park’s military heritage.


Old TFL Chestnut Sunday poster

The parade Starts at 12:30pm on Chestnut Avenue at Teddington Gate leading towards the fountain and the grass area by the children’s playground.

• Traditional Fairground ‘Galloper’ Carousel plus other rides & stalls
• Living History Displays with Battle Re-enactments
• Shire Horses from Richmond Park
• Military Vehicle camp reflecting the Park’s wartime history
Teddington School Jazz Band
• Classic cars, motorcycles and cycles (including the Teddington Squadron)
• Local Charities information stands
RSPB activities and information unit
Pony/horse rides
• Volunteering opportunities & activities in the Park
• Refreshment kiosks
NPL water rocket car and lots of other science activities


Chestnut Avenue itself and access to car parks will be closed to traffic around the parade (12:15-1:30pm). After the parade the main fairground, vehicles and stalls event will take place all afternoon until 4.30pm. For more information email bushy@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk

Also on offer elsewhere in the park is the first round of the National Cup at Teddington Cricket Club – support your local team with their clubhouse bar and BBQ.

[Update] some photos of this year’s event can be found here

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