Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge – A Great Day Out For People Of All Ages

Stalls, events, rides & other fun for children & families at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
Oatlands Village Fayre run by the Scouts & Girl Guides of Weybridge & Walton on Thames Elmbridge

Oatlands Village Fayre – A Community Fair Since 1953

Walton & Weybridge Girl Guides participate & organise Oatlands Village Fayre
When: Saturday 11th May 2019 
Where: Oatlands Recreation Ground
Oatlands Drive, (Junction with Barham Close),
Weybridge, Surrey

Time: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Price: Programme available at the gate for £1 (contribution to running costs and to help local charities)

Walton & Weybridge Scouts participate & organise Oatlands Village Fayre
Plate Smashing Fun for Children at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
You’ll have a smashing time!
Rides and other fun for Children at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
Loads of fun for kids and all the family!

THIS YEAR’S MAIN EVENT
Gamegoer Country Displays

Gamegoer Country Displays featuring gun dogs and other working animals
SO MUCH TO DO, WITH MANY FAVOURITE ATTRACTIONS RETURNING BY POPULAR DEMAND!
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Oatlands Village Fayre – Overview

The Oatlands Village Fayre will take place on Saturday 11th May 2019, 12.30 to 4.30 pm at Oatlands Recreation Ground, Oatlands Drive, Weybridge.

This hugely popular event raises funds for the Guides, Scouts and other local charities, and is a great day out for families and people of all ages.

The Fayre opens at 12.30 with the Oatlands Pipe Band. There’s a whole host of fun activities, ranging from events in the main arena to refreshment tents, tombola, Punch and Judy and many other stalls.

This year the main arena event will be Gamegoer Country Displays featuring gun dogs and other working animals.

Fun for Children on Bouncy Inflatibles and Slide at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
There will be many exciting stalls around the arena, that enable you to find out about local organisations, buy tickets for the tombola or other prize winning events. There is even an opportunity to smash plates!

We always have a great selection of cakes, refreshments, burgers and other foods, so don’t eat lunch before you come.

Programme available for pre-sale or at the gates, price £1.

Miniature Garden Competition For Kids At Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge
Miniature Garden Competition For Kids

Children can design and make a miniature garden using natural or found objects to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Age categories: Under 8 and 8-12.

For more information, see the Competition Page.

Miniature Garden Competition For Kids At Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge
Basket Ball Fun at Oatlands Village Fair near Walton On Thames Elmbridge Surrey
Punch & Judy Show for Children at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey

STALLS & SIDESHOWS

We don’t always know exactly what stalls & sideshows we will have until the Fayre is nearly upon us, but the following are typical of what we have had most years!

Tombola

Shoot A Goal

Giant Slide

Classic Cars

Roller Coaster

Barrel Organ

Roundabout

Crafts

Bottle Stall

Skittles

Coconut Shy

Crazy Kitchen

Strolling Players

Tea Cup Roundabout

Bouncy Castle

Pictures

Jewellery

Face Painting

Sweets

Punch & Judy Show

Books

Plant Stall

Hook A Duck

Cakes

Toys

Pick A Nail

Zippy Dipper

Roll A Penny

Bric A Brac

Oatlands Village Fayre – Main Arena Events

Main Event – Gamegoer Country Displays

Over the past 35 years Graham, Karen, Freddie & Phoebe Watkins have been training all types of working gundog and falconry dogs from their very successful training and boarding kennels based in Oxfordshire.

At this year’s Oatlands Village Fayre we will demonstrate a fascinating insight into how the three main categories of gundog are trained from a young dog to a fully trained gundog in the field. Many of the training principals apply to any type of dog and so even if your companion is only a pet, there will be interest for everyone.

Our canine cast will include cocker spaniels, springer spaniel, Labrador and a pointer, so come and join Graham around the Arena for their displays and learn a few “tricks of the trade”.

We shall also be providing a combined display demonstrating how working dogs, harris hawk and ferrets all work in unison together, providing a fascinating insight into this country sport.

Our canine cast will include cocker spaniels, springer spaniel, Labrador and a pointer
Galloping Acrobats Horse Display at Family Event - Fun for Kids at Oatlands Village Fayre
Horse Display - family fun at Oatlands Village Fair Weybridge Surrey
Galloping Acrobats Horse Display at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
Jazz Club at Imber Court Ember Lane East Molesey - Large Car Park, Bar, Raffle
Above – Last Year’s Main Event – Galloping Acrobats Horse Display
Oatlands Pipe Band will be opening Oatlands Village Fair near Walton On Thames Elmbridge Surrey
Cleves School Steel Band at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge near Walton On Thames Elmbridge Surrey
Other Main Arena Events

The Fayre opens at 12.30 with the Oatlands Pipe Band. There will be a range of other events throughout the afternoon from local community groups.

Cleves School Steel Band usually provides musical entertainment, with Oatlands School providing a lovely country dancing display. Local scouts and cubs usually provide two events, one being the annual tug of war challenge.  A dancing display or cheerleaders display is also a regular favourite. Towards the end of the afternoon, the winners of the programme quiz are announced.

Above & below is a selection of event photos from previous years.

Main Arena Timetable

12.30pm – Fayre Opens with Oatlands Pipe Band
1.00pm – Steel Band – Cleves School
1.30pm – Gamegoers Gun Dogs – First Display
2.00pm – Oatlands Street Dance – from Oatlands First School
2.30pm – Afro-French Dancers
3.15pm – Gamegoers Gun Dogs – Second Display
3.45pm – Tug of War Competition – with Beaver Scouts from Hersham, Walton, Weybridge and Oatlands
4:20 pm – Winners of Kids Miniature Garden Competition announced
4:25 pm – Winners of Programme Quiz announced
4.30pm – Fayre Closes

All times are approximate and events may vary

Afro French Dance Club Oatlands - Girls Dancing at Village May Fair

Punch & Judy Times
Shows at 1.15pm and 3.30pm

Weybridge Cheer Foxes - Cheerleaders Display at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge near Walton On Thames Elmbridge Surrey
Weybridge Cheer Foxes - Cheerleaders Display at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge near Walton On Thames Elmbridge Surrey

REFRESHMENTS

The following are typical of the refreshments available at the fayre most years!

Burgers

Beer & Wine Tent

Sandwiches & Cakes

Candy Floss

Tea & Coffee Tent

Somosas

Ice Cream

Hot Dogs

Soft Drinks

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Country Dancing Display at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
Country Dancing Display by Childen from Oatlands School at Village Fayre Weybridge Elmbridge

More Info About Oatlands Village Fayre

Oatlands Village Fayre is a traditional village fayre that was started in 1953 and has been running continuously since 1962.

It is organised primarily by parents and friends of Oatlands Scout and Guide Groups for the enjoyment of local people and is a well established local community event.

Initially it was held in the Working Men’s Club in Oatlands Village, Weybridge but it soon outgrew this site and relocated to its present site at the Oatlands Recreation Ground, opposite Oatlands Park Hotel.

Cub Scout with Vulture - Birds of Prey Display at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
The Fayre attracts 4,000 paying visitors and has 50 stalls manned by volunteers or commercial organisations. Each year there is always a main attraction. But there will also be the Cleves School Steel Pans, the Cubs Tug of War competition and the Oatlands Pipe Band, amongst other displays.

This is a fund raising event but it is also a special local community day. Old acquaintances/friendships are re-made and community well-being and spirit is strengthened. It typically raises in the region of £10,000 – £15,000 each year for many local charities including the local Scouts and Guides packs, Walton Leigh School for Special Needs, Youth Carers, Oatlands School, and Cleves School.

Good Causes Helped
The proceeds raised and distributed benefit Oatlands Scouts, Guides, Beavers, Eiger and Viking Explorer Scouts and the following local charities and good causes:

St John Ambulance, Oatlands Pipe Band, St Mary’s Church Oatlands, Oatlands Infants School, Cleves School, St James School, Mencap of Walton, Samaritans, Lower Mole Countryside Trust, Elmbridge Community Link, Young Carers of Elmbridge, Weybridge District Rangers, Surrey Air Ambulance, Woking & Sam Beare Hospice, The Clubhouse Project, Walton Leigh School for Special Needs, Oatlands Village Hall, Oatlands Bowling Club, Oatlands Pipe Band, Help Uganda Trust, Weybridge Youth Club, Runnymede Teens, White Lodge, Surrey Scouts Radio Team.

In addition, groups benefit by having stalls at the fayre. In recent years these have included:
Cancer Research, Lower Mole Project, RNLI, 1st Walton (Viking) Sea Scouts, 1st Weybridge Scouts, 4th Weybridge Scouts, 4th Weybridge Cubs.

Thanks To Sponsors
We would like to thank our sponsors Martin Flashman Estate Agents and Oatlands Glass. Our Beer Tent is sponsored by The Alexander Pub.

We also receive help from Waitrose, The Oatlands Park Bowls Club, Beaver Scout colonies in Walton, Hersham and Weybridge and Roman Trucks, while the All About Weybridge website offers us excellent publicity.

Plants Stall at Oatlands Village Fair near Walton On Thames Elmbridge Surrey
Balloon Release from previous year at Oatlands Village Fayre Weybridge Surrey
Volunteers Welcome
The Fayre always welcomes more help from people in the local community. If you can commit to attending 7 evening meetings (7.45pm – 10.00pm) from October to June, or are able to give some time for Fayre preparation activities along the way, especially leading up to the Fayre, we would like to hear from you.

For more information call Cherry Abson on 01932 244 204 (please mention the All About Weybridge website). Alternatively, visit the commentary caravan on the day.

Make A Date In Your Diary For Oatlands Village Fayre

Walton & Weybridge Girl Guides participate & organise Oatlands Village Fayre
When: Saturday 11th May 2019 
Where: Oatlands Recreation Ground
Oatlands Drive, (Junction with Barham Close),
Weybridge, Surrey
Time: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Price: Programme available at the gate for £1 (contribution to running costs and to help local charities)
Website: www.oatlandsfayre.org.uk
Walton & Weybridge Scouts participate & organise Oatlands Village Fayre