When: 3rd June 2018, from 11.45am
Where: Langel Common, Witney, Oxfordshire
£: To enter costs £2.50 for each player in the Individual Competitions and £10 for a team of four in the Team Games.
What is it?
The World Pooh Sticks Championships will take place on Sunday 3rd June at Langel Common in Witney, Oxfordshire.
This quirky event started in Little Wittenham in Oxfordshire, when the local lock keeper noticed walkers recreating Pooh’s pastime on the River Thames. The lock keeper hit upon the idea that this would be an excellent way of raising money for his favourite charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The event soon took off and is now run by the local Rotary Club, raising around £3,000 each year for charity.
This year, the individual games will begin at 1pm and competitors can register on the day from 11.45am. Each entrant will receive a competition stick from the ‘Keeper of the Sticks’, and the games will continue until around 4pm.
Visitors needn’t worry about getting hungry or thirsty as there will be teas, cakes, ice-cream, candy floss and popcorn available at the event. There will also be a hog roast, bbq and bar.
As well as the championships, there will be plenty of family entertainment including games, rope making demonstrations, a human fruit machine and a bouncy castle.