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On Sunday 15th August Chislehurst came together in spectacular style to enjoy the Visit Chislehurst Big Picnic, kindly sponsored by the Chislehurst Society, Chislehurst Commons and Chislehurst Rotary.  The event was solely just to enjoy the weather (we were lucky), the lovely surroundings and free music.  As always with the British weather picnics are always unpredictable but the good thing about the Brits is that we do come out in all weather, and as the day started off cool with a little drizzle, families arrived with their picnic rugs, chairs, pop up tables (these were impressive), picnics, friends and dogs too!

The Big Picnic, organised by the fabulous Victoria, a volunteer on the Visit Chislehurst team, was a day of fun to give the residents of BR7 a free family day out.  A day with lots of games for children (keeping the little ones entertained) – Victorian Games of coconut shy, darts, bean bag toss etc,  arts and crafts with Blooming Bubs, language fun with Lingotot Bexley, Yoga with Elizabeth Nadine,

Our favourite part of the day was by far the tug-of-war, organised by Matt of Chislehurst Fitness.  It was a spectacular success and even those who weren’t initially keen to join in suddenly became very competitive.  With several rounds taking place, the leader board looked pretty fair with evenly mixed teams.  A lot of cheering from the crowds and some very serious competitors!

The Imperial Arms ran the spectacular bar, which was so popular they had to keep returning to the pub to restock!  A huge thank you to Tina and her team for keeping everyone hydrated and not running out.

To see all the fantastic photos by Clare Herriot click here

and for full birds-eye view shots from Eagle Drones.

We’ve had some lovely feedback but we’d love to know your views on how we can improve the day further in 2022.

Thank you to all the volunteers on the day!

If you are looking for more fun then come along to the Chislehurst Rotary Summer Fair, sponsored by JDM and Glenlyn Academy on 4th September 2021.

Author: sue