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Greatwood 20th Anniversary Open Day

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 by Heather Dodd

Greatwood Logo Purple for Central Horse News Small As the original racehorse welfare charity, Greatwood remains the only organisation that uses ex-racehorses to educate children and young people with special educational needs.

On Sunday 2nd June, Greatwood will be opening the gates to the public to celebrate our 20th Anniversary; it is set to be a fantastic day including the official opening of the Sensory Garden (in association with the Wiltshire Blind) by Andy Deacon ex Gloucester RFC, England A & Barbarian as well as a five-a-side celebrity football match, a dog show, an urban dance display plus a plethora of entertainment for the whole family no matter how young or old!

Calling All Children – Come and Meet Your Favourite Characters

It’s Hero Time with Ben 10‘One kid, all kinds of superhero’ plus everybody’s favourite – Buzz Lightyear“To infinity … and beyond!”

For the younger of our visitors – Get on board the Ninky Nonk and meet Iggle Piggle, leaving the magical world of the Night Garden for one day to visit Greatwood.

  • Celebrity Football Match – the five-a-side game will see Ady Williams, former Wales international footballer, taking the pitch once more along with other famous racing faces such as Derby winning jockey Martin Dwyer.

  • Canine Capers Dog Show – classes include ‘Prettiest Bitch’ – sponsored by David Dudley Jewellery; ‘Best Condition’ – sponsored by Basils Dog Food; ‘Best Rehomed Dog or Bitch’ – sponsored by Devizes Textiles; ‘The Dog That The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home’- sponsored by Divine Café, Cherill; ‘Most Handsome Dog’ – sponsored by Macs Pets; Child Handler (16yrs and under) – sponsored by WELpets; and ‘Best Family Dog – sponsored by Comfy Critters.

  • Trade Stands – selling everything from the latest craze – Pop cakes; plus luxury dog biscuits to chutney to four poster dog beds to garden furniture to jewellery and ladies accessories plus much more

  • Food Stalls – ‘The Greatest Little Coffee Box’; ‘Retro Coffee’; ‘Dd’s Creperie’ – selling crepes and waffles; ‘The Strawberry Chariot’ – strawberries and cream and cream teas; ‘The Roasted Hog’; ‘Zoe Edwards Catering’ – selling burgers, chips, bacon butties & hot dogs; ‘Natural Flames’ – offering freshly baked pizza; ; ice-cream and candy floss; donuts

  • Face Painting – who doesn’t love having their face painted?!

  • Cowboy Party – sponsored by Ducklings Toy Shop

Lasso the Horse, Tin Can Shoot, Pin the Tail on Trigger, Apple Bobbing, Find the Treasure in the Straw Bed, Pinata, Horse Shoe Tossing

  • Fair Ground Rides:

Penalty Shoot-Out, Bungee Trampoline, Helter-skelter, Magic Mirrors, Hook the Duck, Merry-go-Round, Bouncy Castle

  • ‘Urban Dance’ – Trowbridge’s street dance crew will be putting on a display during the afternoon as well as holding a workshop

  • ‘Present & Past’ – some current and past equine stars will be parading during the day

  • Folk Band – The Heartful Dodgers will be playing throughout the day

£8 per person; Under 12’s FREE

Rainscombe Hill Farm, Clench Common, Wiltshire SN8 4DT

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