Wimbledon Village Fair 2014

Fun on the Commons for all the family

The Wimbledon Village Fair is The Wimbledon Guild's biggest annual event attracting over 20,000 visitors with numbers growing year on year and it takes place next month!

The largest free outdoor event in South London and takes place on Wimbledon Common on Saturday June 21.

It promises to cater for shopaholics, foodies and families alike with its huge range of entertainment including food villages, shopping areas, children’s zones and performances.

There will be International Food Villages, where you can try churros and tagines to hog roasts and sausages. You can also sip on a range of beers, ales and ciders as you enjoy the sounds of jazz, blues and folk in the Surrey Craft Beer, Bar & Jazz Tent.

The Wimbledon Guild says it has handpicked a selection of fun-packed activities especially for families all brought to you by Morrison's Solicitors. From Giant Jenga and Connect 4 to old school classic, Hook-a-Duck.

You can also take home a lasting memory by creating wax moulds of your children's mitts at Wax Hands, a brand new addition to the village.

See your little ones transformed into Super heroes, growling tigers and beautiful butterflies by the Emmanuel Church Face-painting team or challenge your friends to shoot some hoops at the Foxtons Basketball shoot.

For some traditional downtime, join Punch and Judy every hour from 12pm-3pm with Andrew Scott-Roberston, or try your luck with the Eddie Catz Lucky Dip. The Polka Theatre will have the family hooked with Winston Nzinga's story-telling session at 12pm on the main stage. Meanwhile, Mini style seekers can enjoy manicures and hairstyling while you take time out for soothing family yoga sessions at Samsara Mind & Body.

Chief Executive Wendy Pridmore said: "The Wimbledon Village Fair brings people together from across the community and surrounding areas to enjoy a fun-packed day. The Fair raises funds and awareness for The Wimbledon Guild and this year is set to be the best yet. By joining in the fun you are also helping The Wimbledon Guild to provide support in the local community.

"Drop in to The Wimbledon Guild marquee to say hello and visit our Ageing Well team to find out how our activities and services can help older people in the community to remain active and independent.

"You can also chat with our counselling team to hear about the help we offer to all ages as well as our new diploma course, offered by our Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training programme."

May 19, 2014