Village Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Village Day 2019 – Celebrating 50 years of Village Day which was resurrected in 1969.

In 1969 the ancient custom of “The Wakes” was reborn as Village Day.  Next year will be a special day as it is celebrating 50 years – a time when the village can come together and enjoy the simple pleasures of a village community.

As it is our 50th Year we are pulling out the stops to make it a great day and we have a packed schedule of events and wonderful refreshments helping to make the day fun, social and relaxing.

So come along, bring all the family and enjoy the unique experience of Bunbury Village Day. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on the playing field (except Guide Dogs).

The Theme this year is “the Summer of 69”

 

 

What are the Timings?

  • 12.30  Parade Sets off from the Church
  • 13.00   Opening Ceremony – The High Sheriff of Cheshire
    • Rose Queen Parade – in the Arena
    • Parade Judging
  • 13.30  Brass Band
  • 14.00  Morris Dancing
  • 14.30  Falconry Display
  • 15.15   Space Hopper Races – Part 1
  • 15.30  Hanlon School of Dance
  • 16.00  Space Hopper Races – Part 2
  • 16.15   Tug of War

Puppet Shows

  • 14.00  Puppet Show
  • 15.30  Puppet Show

Bands in the Bar:

  • 15.30  Lost Boys
  • 17.00  Easy Peelers

Event times vary.

Due to local restrictions, we are afraid dogs are not allowed on the playing fields.

What are the Other Attractions?

  • Vintage Vehicles
  • Fairground – vintage rides, candy floss and bouncy castle
  • Morris Dancing
  • Birds of Prey
  • Short tennis coaching sessions – at the tennis club
  • Bowling Alley
  • Climbing Wall
  • Brass Band
  • Other Bands
  • Beat the Goalie
  • 50 Years of Village Day Exhibition
  • Cake Competition
  • Space Hopper Racing
  • Raffle:
    • 1st Prize £50 cash
    • Family ticket to Reaseheath Zoo
    • Family tickets to Cotebrook Shirehorse Centre
    • Round of Golf
    • Tickets to Ice Cream Farm Play Zone
    • Travel Voucher
    • Restaurant Vouchers
    • Dog and Cat hampers

What refreshments will be available?

  • BBQ – with Veggie option
  • Bar
  • Ice Creams
  • WI teas and Cakes
  • Coffee Van

What stalls will be there?

  • Bunbury School,  Fund raising
  • Bunbury Mill,  Work of the charity maintaining the local water mill
  • Sadlers Wells Community Woodland,  Display of the work of the charity and fund raising
  • Bunbury Gardening Club,  Display of plants for sale
  • Ridley Pottery
  • Bunbury School Tombola
  • Bunbury Coop
  • Bunbury Rainbows, Brownies and Guides – Glitter Face Designs and a Tombola
  • Early Birds Pre School – Chocolate Fruit Fountain and Craft Table
  • Cherry’s Homemade Stitches – Tote Bags, Cushions, Door Stops, Ponchos
  • Tropic Skincare – natural award winning skin care products
  • Susan Baker Embroidery – embroidery, patchwork quilts, cards
  • Oscar Pet Food – Pet food
  • Lizella clothing
  • Kate’s Bakes – fundraising for “Mind”

How much does it cost to get in?

  • £2.50 Adults
  • Under 16s Free

How do I get there?

Village Day is held on the Jubilee playing field. See map above for directions and the parade route.

What time does it start?

The Parade starts at 12.30 and the opening ceremony starts soon after 13.00.

Where does the procession go?

The Procession starts at ST. Boniface Church at 12.30 and passes through the Village. The judges will sit outside the Nags Head pub to observe the procession.

The road will be temporarily blocked while the procession is in progress.

Please see the map.

Safety

As always, parents and carers are responsible for their children at all times.

There will be first aid onsite.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on the playing field.

help?

Yes – you can contact contact@bunburyvillage.info and your help will be warmly received.

You can help as much or as little as you wish – either organising or on the day.

We are always looking for arena events, ideas and stalls – so if you are a group or society and want an opportunity to display, then please let us know:

contact@bunburyvillage.info

 

 

 

How are the proceeds from Village Day Spent?

Although the main focus of Village Day is to provide a great day for everyone, sometimes there is a small profit which is spent on good causes in the Village. Below are a few examples of how the proceeds have been spent

  • Maintaining the Village website
  • Procuring a new bench for the triangle in front of the co-op
  • Helping to fund the public access defibrillator in the Nags Head and funding replacement pads and batteries
  • Paying for a coach trip for the Friday at Tillys club

 

 

 

Get Involved with Village Day?

Do you want to help out with Village Day – Perhaps join the team or contribute on the day – you can contact contact@bunburyvillage.info and your help will be warmly received.

You can help as much or as little as you wish – either organising or on the day.

We are always looking for arena events, ideas and stalls – so if you are a group or society and want an opportunity to display, then please let us know:

contact@bunburyvillage.info

 

In the meantime you can view some of our previous villages days below:

Bunbury Superheroes – 2018

Bunbury on Safari – 2017