A Very Wet Pram Race

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! 

We were set up in good time to get well positioned and there were plenty of busy fingers ready to attack!

The first pram came whizzing round the corner and the water started flying in every direction.

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 others ran back and forth to the cart to grab water bombs and refill their water pistols.

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.

Now to plan some more watery ammunition for next year!
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

10 thoughts on “A Very Wet Pram Race

  1. Awwww what a lovely wet event! This reminded me of San Juan in my country. Every 24th of June which is the feast of San Juan (the person who baptized Jesus) people go out to throw water to other people. Its just so much fun especially on a warm day (its always warm in the Philippines)! #countrykids

  2. What a giggle! I actually recognize the streets there, I have a friend lives just outside the town. A great way for the community to pull together and something that would really appeal to kids. I think every birthday party we have held has finished up with water fights. I’m known for sending everyone hope happy and soaked!

    Thank you for linking up and sharing with me on #CountryKids

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