The awareness day is run by and for users of the park and includes a host of fun and free family activities
This year there will be five zones to visit:
Nature and wildlife Zone: The Nonsuch Voles will be on hand to share their volunteering experiences and latest projects, along with other nature conservation groups. There is also the opportunity to find out more about bees with the Surrey Beekeepers Association and buy local honey, beeswax candles and other bee produce products.
History Zone: As part of Heritage Open Weekend and to celebrate the park’s rich history which dates back to the Henry VIII, The Friends of Nonsuch will be offering guided tours of both Nonsuch Mansion House and the Service Wing Museum and Palace Gallery which houses a stunning replica model of now-vanished Nonsuch Palace (described as nonesuch finer, the origin of the park’s name). Guests will be free to explore the formal gardens while interacting with a Tudor characters who will bring history to life.
Dog Zone: Dog owners can get advice on responsible dog ownership and (here’s an incentive you don’t see every day) pick up some free dog waste bags!
Cycling Zone: Free bike check-ups will be on offer as well as advice on all things cycling.
Fitness Zone: The park plays host to a number of fitness activities and a variety of these will be available to sample on the day.
Entrance is free so come along and find out more about Nonsuch Park.
Nonsuch Park Awareness Day, 11 September, 11am – 4p
There are a number of access points to Nonsuch Park; including car parks; one off London Road, Ewell and another off Ewell Road, Cheam.
Nonsuch Park (dog free area), Ewell Road Entrance, Cheam
£2 per adult, children get in free
This year there will be a royal theme! There will be a ‘best dressed royal teddy’ and a ‘best named royal teddy’ competition, childrens races, raffle, tombola, a fire engine, face painting and other entertainment. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy a fun filled afternoon. Please put this date in your diary and help advertise it. We need your support to make this event a success!
I am told a record number of volunteers helped out at the Fair this year. Thank you to every one of you. It would not have been the success it was with out you.
The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles – acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance. That’s on top of a Children’s Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla.
It was first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community events. It’s a fun day out for everyone, especially families. What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6500 people attended in 2016.
Cheam Fair is organised by Cheam Rotary Club. It was first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community events. It’s a fun day out for everyone, especially families. What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6500 people attended in 2015.
The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles – acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance. That’s on top of a Children’s Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla. and much more!
Admission is just £1 for adults and 50p children. Cheam Rotary will donate all profits to The Royal Marsden and Sutton and Merton Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. There is no parking on site, but you can catch the 213 or 151 bus. There are bus stops beside the entrance to the park. The 93 bus stop is only a short walk away.
The event takes place on the late May Bank Holiday, in Cheam Recreation Ground. The organisers, Cheam Rotary Club, make a point of showcasing community groups like Cheam Gym Club, Fighting Fit Martial Arts, Fiesta Fitness will be doing a Zumba demo and Carshalton Cheerleaders who put on displays throughout the afternoon.
A Community Country Fair is coming to Nonsuch Park on 25th and 26th June. It will be held in the dog free area of Nonsuch Park, at the London Road gate. (That is the one nearest to the site of Nonsuch Palace)
The organisers Classic Festivals, specialise in organising very traditional Country Shows. They are looking to involve the community, schools, young entrepreneurs, local food and drink producers, craft stalls, a dog show and local Chefs who will put on displays in their Cookery Theatre.
More information will follow – but please get the date in your diary, you won’t want to miss it – and spread the word!
If you want to book a stall please email firstname.lastname@example.org she can let you know the costs. Sonia would need to know your space requirements, if you have your own gazebo and what type of stall you are – charity, personal etc. http://www.nonsuchcountryshow.co.uk/
You can also contact Sonia on 01728 685302
Re the dog show – there’s no pre-registration, just turn up on the day and register.