Village Day 2017

Village Day 2017: Bunbury on Safari

Yes we have a SAFARI theme for 2017!

One again the Jubilee playing fields and the roads on the parade will be transformed – this year with a Safari theme. The roar of native Bunbury elephants will echo around the village as the natives watch displays of hunting birds, tuck into delicious cakes and burgers, listen to a native (to Chester anyway!) brass band and watch sumo football!

As usual there will be much to entertain all of the safari goers, with cliffs to climb, bucking broncos and more sedate donkeys. A full list is below and will be added to, so please keep looking.

Tucker will be supplied by the local WI as well as the on-safari camp fires (BBQs). The watering hole will be open for all adults to imbibe in the local brews.

All of this will be overlooked by the Chief Warden and his team of motley rangers – (please do not feed the wild rangers).

Dont forget: To come dressed for a Safari.

A Great Bunbury Tradition Continues


What are the Timings?

  • 12.30  Parade Sets off from the Church
  • 13.00   Opening Ceremony
  • Rose Queen Parade – in the Arena
  • Parade Judging
  • In the Main Arena
  • Sumo Football – Heat 1
  • Scottish Country Dancing Display
  • Sumo Football – Heat 2
  • Birds of Prey Flying Display
  • Ju-Jitsu Display
  • Sumo Football Cup Final
  • Royal British Legion Motorbikes
  • Raffle Prize Draw

What are the Attractions?

  • Chester Brass Band
  • Fairground – vintage rides, candy floss and bouncy castle
  • Punch and Judy
  • Seaside Donkey Rides
  • Sumo Football
  • Safari Ranger
  • Falconry Displays
  • Ju-Jitsu Display
  • Dancing Displays
  • Coconut Shy
  • Giant Games
  • Giant Games
  • Climbing Wall
  • Bucking Bronco
  • Face Painting
  • Army Jeeps
  • Helicopter (Static)
  • Bowling taster Session – on the Bowling Green
  • Short tennis coaching sessions – at the tennis club
  • Raffles

What refreshments will be available?

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

What stalls will be there?

  • Bunbury School
  • Anne King Jewellery
  • Dave Bowyer raising funds for Christie Cancer Hospital
  • Old Hall Confectionery
  • Royal British Legion
  • Peugeot Cars
  • Aura / Lizella
  • Sadlers Wells Community Woodland
  • Bunbury Gardening Club
  • Cheshire Wildlife Trust
  • VB Jewellery
  • Oscar Pet Foods
  • Instinct Wellness
  • Tarporley Rotary Club
  • Amore Accessories
  • Small Talk Toys
  • Sophie Parr (Artist)
  • Mamooshka
  • And Albert
  • St Luke’s Hospice
  • Cheshire East Children’s Services
  • Cheshire Museum of Policing
  • Brownies
  • Dysart
  • Co-op

How much does it cost to get in?

  • £2.50 Adults
  • Uner 16s Free

How do I get there?

Village Day is held on the Jubille playing field. Click here for directions

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. Cheshire Police will be leading the procession.


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

A first Aid kit will be located in the Loudspeaker Cabin.

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