Village Day 2023

Bunbury Village Day Countdown

Final plans are being putting in place for Bunbury Village Day which is due to take place on Saturday 17 June. Now in its 54th year this much-loved annual event is planning to boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before…. SPACE!

Our one-day mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations and to that end we have invited a brilliant array of groups to help us along the way. 

The Wonderdome Planetarium, an impressively large silver dome, will immerse visitors in a wonderful experience of our universe, using specialised visual and audio equipment, giving a 360-degree view of planets, moons and stars. 

The team from Xplore! Science Discovery Centre will be joining us to host a Space Busking session, including the chance to try on real astronauts’ suits and moon boots. 

We are delighted that Dr Jacco van Loon, the Director of Keele Observatory, part of Keele University, will be on hand to talk to us about his role as a professional astronomer, what are the big questions and why when we look out into space, we learn more about ourselves, not to mention the opportunity to use one of the Observatory’s impressive solar telescopes. 

We are not only including amazing groups sharing insights into space facts, but we are excited to welcome visitors from the world of space fiction. Our special guests both in the parade and at the Playing Fields will include members of “The Endon Storm Troopers” and “The Dragon Order” who will be attending as space characters from productions including the iconic Star Wars, the science fiction TV drama The Expanse and the space opera parody Space Balls amongst many others! 

This greatly anticipated day will also include the much-admired Chester Brass Band, Bunbury’s new Rose Queen and attendants, arena displays and activities, a fun fair, puppet show, donkeys, climbing wall, a myriad of stalls, the traditional WI café, a well-stocked bar, a mouth-watering BBQ …. the list goes on! 

To bring the day to a great end, we will dance the night away courtesy of Green Bullet, who blew the roof off their tent last year, with their high energy mix of rock, punk and indie covers and the very welcome return of Bunbury based The Easy Peelers playing everything from chart hits to The Beatles, 90s indie to Motown.

We’re delighted to announce that the draw for Bunbury Village Day 2023 Rose Queen and Attendants has taken place and the results are….


Eva Connelly


  • Emilia Bellis Ferreira
  • Ava Hillier
  • Ella Connelly
  • Ada Jenkinson
  • Harriet Earl

Congratulations to you all, we can’t wait to see you at Bunbury Village Day on 17 June

For press queries

Bunbury Village Day, Jubilee Playing Fields, Hurst Close, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9QX
Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed on the Playing Fields