At this point I will hand over Mike Freter, Chair of the Hamptons Estate Company (which runs the Hamptons) who has supplied an excellent description of the day:
A sunny Saturday in June. A shimmer in the trees. A slight cooling breeze.
Just imagine the excited babble of children’s voices echoing off the bouncy castle. The calypso melodies of a steel band floating across the Park. The shrieks of joy from the fun fair rides. The plish of the float hitting the water on the fishing lake. The soft thunk of ball against racquet in the training sessions on the tennis courts. The sizzle of the world-famous Hamptons Hot Dog on the grill. The satisfying ‘plink’ of ice falling into a full glass of refreshing Pimms.
Just some of the wonderful sounds to be heard at the Hamptons Midsummer Fiesta on Saturday 18th June.
The day centres around the 5km adult fun run and the 1.3m children’s run – to enter go to email@example.com
There’s a plethora of entertainment in the kids funarama from balloon modelling to face painting. There’s all the fun of the fair with rides, bungee jumping, skittle alleys, test your strength and candy floss. There’s sports coaching for tennis, football and the martial arts. There’s the testing ping-pong challenge. There’s fishing on the lakes and a guided tour of the Wetlands. There’s a pop-up market featuring local businesses from jewellery to cakes to language coaching. There’s massage if you feel in need of it. There’s advice on bike maintenance. There’s a magnificent fire engine. There’s an art and photography exhibition by local Hamptons residents, plus a history in photographs of the last hundred years of Worcester Park. There’s a luxury raffle with fantastic prizes and a bottle tombola. There’s wonderful live music with that steel band and maybe the appearance of a local boy band. Plus, a fabulous food court including the creamiest ice creams and, of course, the scrumptious and justifiably world-famous Hamptons’ Hot Dog.
All this and the glorious Hampton’s grounds to enjoy from the wildflower meadow to the hidden allées.
It’s a fabulous fun day for all the family.
So make a note of the date. Saturday 18th June from 11am to 4pm. Mayflower Park in the Hamptons is at the end of Green Lane. If you come by car please park in the area outside Green Lane School.
There is, though, a serious side to the day. Each year we collect for a local charity. This year it is The Royal Marsden Children’s Unit for kids with cancer. As well as all the profits from the day going to the The Royal Marsden we have teamed up with Waitrose Worcester Park and their ‘Community Matters’ scheme for June will feature The Royal Marsden. So please make sure you put your green tokens in the right box!
I'm sure it will once again be a wonderful event. See you there!