Donkey Derby 2017

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 3rd September 2017
Gates open 10am - Event starts 11am - First race 1pm

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

Donkey race

With 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:

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

Race Card Puzzle - the answers!

Debbie's missing hamster is just a few pages into the Race Card on the page headed "Lions International - We're 100 years old". Still need help? Turn it upside down and look carefully at the picture of the lion.

Centenary Picture Quiz
A Woodrow Wilson
B David Lloyd George
C Mata Hari
E Mary Pickford
F Charles Chaplin

4 Donald Trump
1 Teresa May
5 Edward Snowden
2 Queen Elizabeth II
6 Emma Watson
3 Daniel Radcliffe[/block]

This year there is no cashback available on the property - so do bring plenty of cash! 

Fun Dog Show

DogBoneEveryone loves a dog show - and with a choice of up to 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 8yrs.
  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.

All proceeds go to support local charities and community projects.

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...
All proceeds go to support local charities and community projects.

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. Stall booking is closed for 2017, but do contact us if you'd like to be put on the waiting list.

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