Families enjoy donkey derby at Stubbington fair

The Donkey Derby
The Donkey Derby

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DONKEY rides, a dog show, games and music were all enjoyed in the sunshine.

Hundreds of families went to Stubbington yesterday for the village’s annual fair and donkey derby.

Children of all ages took part in lots of activities, from playing drums to riding the donkeys.

Seven-year-old Louise Lewis, from Fareham, was there with her mum Jackie and sister Faith, aged five.

Louise said: ‘The fair has been really fun. There has been so much to do.

‘I liked seeing the donkeys which were really sweet and the dog show was good too.’

It’s been a great afternoon for the kids and they liked riding the donkeys.

Paul Dearing

Jackie, 35, said it was a nice way to spend the bank holiday.

‘We like getting out and about and this was a good event for us as a family,’ she said.

‘The girls have lots to do and see and it is all free which is fantastic.’

Brother and sister Michael and Amie Dearing, from Stubbington, enjoyed riding the donkeys.

Their dad Paul said: ‘It’s been a great afternoon for the kids and they liked riding the donkeys. Michael was a little unsure at the beginning but was really smiling.

‘We try to come along every year as it really is a community event. I am not surprised they are so popular and that so many families come down for the day.’

As well as children being able to ride the donkeys, there was also a donkey derby which people enjoyed watching.

Shirley Brown and her husband Richard took their granddaughter Milly, aged eight. Shirley said: ‘Watching the derby was really good and Milly had never seen anything like it before.’