Donkey Derby

Eling Recreation Ground

18th May 2024

1pm – 5pm

Same event, fresh faces bringing this community favourite to you.

Lots for the family to do throughout the afternoon.

Watch the races, ride the donkeys and cheer on the winners.

The Annual donkey races return for the 27th Totton and Eling Donkey Derby

Two young people ride on donkeys at the Totton and Eling Donkey Derby

A day at the races

Grab a programme and choose your favourites for our races throughout the afternoon. Watch and cheer on our runners and riders on the track at the heart of the event. Fancy a game on the side? Adults can visit our tote tent to responsibly enjoy a day at the races with our lovely volunteers.

A big thanks to all our local businesses and community groups who are sponsoring our donkeys and choosing their amazing names!

Fun for all the family

The Donkey Derby is a fun-filled afternoon for everyone with plenty to do.

Fancy a mini-adventure? We’ve got climbing walls for those with a head for heights or tomahawk throwing for those who fancy themselves an ace axe thrower. If you’re the right age you could ride the stars of our show both round the courses and at a more tame pace.

Browse a range of stalls and games from both our Scouts and others from our community to suit all tastes and budgets. Enjoy the craft tent to try your hand at different activities or why not let the kids run off some steam in the bounce zone.

Plus there’s our free donkey hunt and colouring competition to get involved with. Find the full details in the event programme.

Your questions about the Donkey Derby answered

Who are the team behind the Donkey Derby?

This year, two Scout Groups are teaming up to deliver a bigger and better 27th annual Totton and Eling Donkey Derby. The 5th Testwood Scout Group and 4th Eling Sea Scouts are ready and raring, full of ideas to make this a truly excellent Donkey Derby and community event for all.

It’s very much the event you know with some fresh ideas and new faces behind it all.

How can I buy tickets?

Admission to the Donkey Derby is with one of our programmes. You can buy programmes in the run up to the event from a number of locations across our community at a reduced price and on the day. Keep an eye on our social media for locations as we edge closer to the day.

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