Famous Theydon Bois donkey derby is set to return to the town this weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Donkey derby to return this weekend Donkey derby to return this weekend

A popular summer event will take place in Theydon Bois on Sunday.

The town’s famous donkey derby is expected to attract a crowd of around 4,000 visitors.

The public will be entertained with number of donkey races as well as a special lamb race featuring livestock from Lea Valley Park Farm.

Dog owners will have the chance to enter their four-legged friends into a fun dog show, as well as the opportunity to get involved in a range of family entertainments including bouncy castles, funfair rides and games such as hook-a-duck or welly wangling.

Theydon Bois Group Scout Leader Jane Ellison said: “I am hoping for a lovely sunny day! The event is really well attended and it’s lovely to see local people in the village environment supporting the scouts and guides.

“It’s a really good family orientated event and I hope that everyone has fun.”

Face-painting, crafts and other stalls will also be on offer, along with a tea tent, Indian food, candy floss, ice cream and sweets.

Admission is free but donations are welcome. All money raised will go towards the Theydon Bois Scout and Guide groups and those in surrounding villages.

The event will take place on the green in Theydon Bois at noon.

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5:59am Sat 12 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is a cruel sport.
This is a cruel sport. Villagecranberry
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