As always in the 34 years in which Ashtead Rotary Club has managed Village Day, there are new and exciting activities to add to those well known, well-loved and well supported by the thousands of people who attend.
This year we will have the now regular Cherished Car Run from City Freemen’s School to the QEII playing field, followed by the official opening by The High Sheriff of Surrey, Robert Napier CBE and attended by the new Chairman of Mole Valley District Council (and Ashtead Rotarian), Cllr Simon Ling. All the popular side stalls will be present, some 120 of them and the dog show.
In the central arena there will be performances by Atlantis, The Barnett Wood Lane Infants Maypole Dancers, The Epsom Rock Choir, Jason Smyth’s Adrenaline Quad Bike Show, Paul Gibbon’s Lurchers and Terriers and The Dandelion Theatre Arts.
Perhaps most dramatic though will be the first ever appearance in Ashtead of Happy’s Circus. This is a fun-packed, comedy, professional all human (no other animals) show in its own big top with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. You will see clowns, trick cyclists, high wire acts, acrobats, and comedians: all of them amazing international circus artists. As they say, “Even the kids will love it.”.
Admission to Ashtead Rotary Village Day is by programme only and these are available from a whole series of shops in Ashtead at just £3.00 each. Or they can be purchased on the gate for £5.00 each. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Access to the circus will be from the Village Day field only. Tickets for the circus may be purchased in advance from the Post Office, The Street; the Post Office, Barnett Wood Lane Home Hardware, Craddocks Parade and The Candy Store, Stonny Croft (only those four). Prices are: children 3years to 14th birthday £3.00 and adults (including children from 14th birthday) £4.00. On the day, tickets may be obtained from the circus ticket stall (please see programme map for location) for £4.00 and £6.00 (children & adults respectively).
Buy your programme entry tickets in advance from one of the following retail outlets, available from 16th May 2017:
All the money that Ashtead Rotary Club raises at Village Day goes to a wide range of charities and deserving causes in Ashtead, in wider Surrey, in the UK as a whole and to many others around the world. We are extremely proud of what we do but we need your support and participation. You will have enormous fun. Thousands before you will verify that. “I came here as a child and now I am bringing my grandchildren.”.
more Village Day 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic but there are still opportunities for everyone to get involved with the Ashtead community.
more Come along to enjoy a fantastic community event. Something for all the family!
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