The Pram Race in Oxted is something we were introduced to by a good friend of mine a few years ago and is now one of the highlights of our summer.
Oxted is is quaint town down the road from us that started the fabulous Pram Race back in 1977.
The aim of the race is to complete the three quarters of a mile course, pushing a decorated pram whilst wearing fancy dress and stopping at the seven licensed premises on the way to down a drink as quick as you can!
All of this is done to raise money through sponsorship for local causes.
Whist the prams are making their way round the course it was the spectators job to douse the competitors with water as they run past.
My friend is a pro at this and organised the most fantastic array of water bombs and guns that made the children’s eyes light up as soon as they saw it all!
The children were screaming and giggling with delight – well all apart from number five who found it all to much and spent the afternoon cuddled up cluching a water bomb.
The fun continued over in Old Oxted where people were grabbing some food and drink and catching up with friends. Unfortunately number four was soaked through so we grabbed an ice cream and made our way home.
This is a fantastic event that is fun for people of all ages and a great way to raise money for some fantastic causes.