Arena 2018- Saturday 7th July
Car Parking from 0830hrs Gates open 0900hrs CHINOOK arrival 0950hrs Saturday don’t be late
|0950-1015||CHINOOK and other Helicopter Arrivals|
|1000 – 1030||Light Vehicle Parade|
|1030 –1045||Official event opening by Brigadier Roger Hood QVRM TD DL, Deputy Lieutenant Surrey|
|1045-1120||Tracks & Armour|
|1145 –1150||4” Naval Gun firing|
|1150 –1235||Battle re-enactment #1|
|1235 –1315||Open Arena for military exhibits|
|1315 – 1345||German Recce Unit|
|1345- 1415||East Meets West – Tug of War|
|1415-1500||Battle re-enactment #2|
|1500-1530||Tracks & Armour|
|1530-1600||Current Army Vehicles|
|1600-1610||4” Naval Guns|
|1610-1700||Arena Fun – Military Vehicles|
|1700||Chinook Depart and show closes|
|1700 – 1900||Static displays and entertainment|
|1900 – 0000||Evening entertainment with:
Surrey Jive Dance Troop
Sugar T and the Swells Live Band
Food outlets and Bar open throughout the evening.
Arena 2018 Sunday 8th July
|0930-1000||German Re-enactor Group Morning Parade|
|1000 – 1030||German Recce Unit|
|1030 –1100||Light Vehicle Parade|
|1100-1130||Tracks & Armour|
|1200 –1245||Battle re-enactment #1|
|1250-1330||Open Arena for military exhibits|
|1330 –1400||Current Army Vehicles|
|1400-1430||East Meets West – Tug of War|
|1430-1500||Tracks & Armour|
|1500-1530||Best at Show Judging|
|1530-1615||Battle re-enactment #2|
|1615-1630||4” Naval Guns|
|1630-1700||Arena Fun – Military Vehicles|
What’s to see
As well as the exciting arena based activities and entertainments area, outside of the arena there are some 300+ex-military vehicles being exhibited as well as a large number and variety of living history groups spanning a wide range of periods throughout history.
This year we have our largest ever range of trade and charity stands providing an interesting variety of merchandise and entertainment for all. And of course, the tombola providing the chance to win some exciting prizes.
The Safety bit
As with all shows of this nature we aim to balance the excitement with essential safety.There will be vehicles both tracked and wheeled moving around the site. Some of these have limited visibility so please do not assume they have seen you.
please comply with any instructions issued by the Marshall’s or show staff, we want you to go home safe and eager to come back next year. During the Arena events and battle re-enactments there will be loud bangs and flashes so for those of a nervous disposition then you might be at the wrong event, you wanted it bigger, louder and more exciting and we have listened and tried to give you what you asked for! In addition to the arena activities there area large number of military vehicles and living history groups on display and they love to chat.
Please engage them and they will happily explain the history and purpose of the vehicles.
We hope that you and your family enjoy the event and we would welcome any suggestions as to how we may improve future shows as we continue grow the event.
Please spread the word and invite your friends and family to join us. We value your help and support in growing this event and enabling us to continue to raise these essential funds on behalf of our supported charities and local community projects.
As you leave after what has hopefully been a great day out, please could we ask you to respect our local neighbours as our event relies heavily on the good will of the local residents.
Thank you and a safe journey home. The dates for next year’s show are the 6th and 7th July. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.