Wimbledon and Putney Commons Open Day

Sunday 10th September 2017

10.30am to 5.30pm

on Wimbledon Common (SW19 5NR)

 

Come and join us for our annual day of fun and merriment here at the Ranger's Office!

 

This year's Open Day will boast some 60 charity, craft and local business stalls for you to browse - from local honey, showcasing rural skills, animal rescues and stalls with gifts for you and your family.   

Meet Amy the Sheep, Dunreyth Alpacas and a variety of farm animals, working dogs and ferrets, as well as donkeys and the very popular snakes and birds of prey.

Along with our tractor rides, this year we are delighted to welcome the Fullers Brewery Dray - rides cost £2.50 and all proceeds will be donated to the Commons.

For the children there are funfair rides, entertainers, face-painting, and mini Land Rovers for them to drive around an assault course, along with soft-archery to have a go at!  And for the grownups...Wimbledon Brewery will have their beer on tap.

We also have a raffle, with free entry when you purchase a programme - with some super prizes to be won. 

 

ARENA EVENTS

(Please note that events and/or timings may be subject to change)

12.00 -  Operation Centaur Shire Horse Display

12.30 -  Household Cavalry

12.45 -  Dog Handling Display by Gamegoer Gundogs

13.15 -  Birds of Prey Flying Display by The Hawking Centre

14.00 -  Riding Display by Wimbledon Village Stables

14.15 -  Surrey 4 x 4 Response Demonstration

14.45 -  Tug of war - Kids v Landrover - 

15.15 -  Joint Dog Handling/Birds of Prey Display by Gamegoer Gundogs
              and the Hawking Centre  

16.00 -  Musical Mats for Dogs! (See below for more information)

16.30 -  Wacky Dog Show (See below for more information)

 

Musical Mats for Dogs!

Arena at 16.00pm

£2 per dog (pay in the ring)

 How it works

As many people and their dogs can enter as want to, but we will start with only 25 mats. 
Walk around the arena and when the music stops, find a mat and get your dog’s bum on it!  Each round we will remove a mat or two until we’re left with a winner!

Wacky Dog Show

Arena at 16.30pm

£2 per dog per class (pay in the ring)

 CLASSES

Entry Fee £2 per dog per class
Pay in the ring

Most Handsome Dog
Prettiest Bitch
Dog Most Like their Owner
Scruffiest Mutt
Dog with the Waggiest Tail
Open Dog Race

Free raffle entry when you purchase a programme
with some super prizes to be won including:

£50 restaurant Voucher for The Spencer, Putney

Family ticket for the Wimbledon Tennis Museum and Tour

Dinner for two and a bottle of wine at the Hand in Hand, Wimbledon Common

A Year’s Membership of Butterfly Conservation

Ticket for a Wimbledon Bookfest Event in October

A Year’s Membership of the Surrey Wildlife Trust

A Hack around the Common with Wimbledon Village Stables