Donkey Derby 2018

Mrs Greville's Donkey Derby and Family Fun Day takes place at Polesden Lacey and is jointly organised by the National Trust and Leatherhead & District Lions Club. This year's event takes place on:

Sunday 2nd September 2018
Gates open 10am - Event starts 11am - First race 1pm

Entrance to the house, gardens, parking and the event is free for the day to the general public.

Donkey raceWith over six thousand people attending last year, the event offers the opportunity for charities and community groups to increase awareness of their cause and raise funds, and for retailers and craftsmen to sell their wares. Jointly organised by the National Trust and Leatherhead & District Lions Club, the emphasis of this charity event is to provide a low cost day of entertainment.

There's so much to do:

  • Donkey Races
  • Donkey Rides
  • Fun Dog Show
  • Train rides
  • Games
  • Punch and Judy
  • Children's Rides
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Live music
  • Beer Tent
  • Food Court

    All proceeds go to support local charities and community projects.

Book your stall

Book early to be one of the fantastic stalls at this year's Donkey Derby. Our booking forms give you the option of having a free entry on our event website as a pitch holder so as to advertise your presence on the day, with an option to link to your own website. Either download the paper application form:

... or book now on line:
Pitches are 4m wide by 9m deep.
Pitch cost is £30 for charities & community stalls or £40 for commercial organisations.
Food and beverage pitches are charged at 25% of gross turnover on the day.

DogBoneFun Dog Show

Everyone loves a dog show - and with a choice of 10 classes to enter, your dog is bound to have a chance of winning. Just turn up and register on the day.
  1. Most appealing puppy—6-12 months old.
  2. Best condition veteran dog over 8 years.
  3. Prettiest bitch.
  4. Happiest dog with waggiest tail.
  5. Best mixed or matched pair of dogs.
  6. Best cross breed dog.
  7. Best pedigree dog.
  8. Most handsome dog.
  9. Best dog and handler look alike.
  10. The dog the judge would like to take home.
Dog registration 11:00am to 12:00 noon. No need to book in advance, just turn up on the day.
Judging commences 12:30pm
£2 per dog per class entered.

Please come prepared to clean up after your dog.

The Donkey Derby

Young and old enjoy the main event of the Donkey Derby. Have a harmless flutter on the tote, cheer your donkey on and see if it wins. This is all made possible by our lovely...

Lots of Stalls to visit

Take a break from the Donkey racing to visit the wide variety of stalls from local organisations, shopping opportuinities and activities like face painting.

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