Burnham Donkey Derby 2018.jpg

The 27th annual Burnham Donkey Derby has almost arrived! It’s Burnham’s big charity event, organised by the Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches, and takes place on Saturday, 26th May from 12 noon in Burnham Park, SL1 6DR.

There’ll be lots of friendly donkeys and fun for the whole family. Best of all, entrance to the event is FREE! What better way to start off the Spring Bank Holiday weekend?

In addition to traditional donkey rides, donkey races, the park train and Traylen’s Funfair there will also be entertainment from the Azure Theatre School and Pop Goes the Choir in the arena.

As always, there’ll be a good selection of stalls to browse from sports clubs, youth groups, charities, crafts, local businesses and community groups. Some are new to the event, others can’t wait to come back each year. There’ll be plenty of food and drink stalls, so you can enjoy a beverage, snack or afternoon tea.

The programme includes prize competitions to keep everyone fully occupied while enjoying the races or during an afternoon break at the tea tent.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable community event and is always well supported. Proceeds are distributed by Rotary to many local charitable causes during the year including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Thames Hospice, the new Alexander Devine’s Hospice and the Thames Valley Adventure Playground.

Visit www.burnhamdonkeyderby.co.uk for more information.