Quirky race will see dinosaurs battle it out at Scout group event

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DO YOU fancy betting on a dinosaur derby?

That’s exactly what you can do on Sunday when Denmead Scout Group holds the quirky event for the 21st time.

Each year, the group’s headquarters in Kidmore Lane are transformed into a race track where the lumbering creatures are let loose to raise money for the group.

The unique event sees large wooden dinosaurs pulled along a track.

Crowds bet on who is going to win the unusual race.

Scout leader Alan Harwood said: ‘It’s a fun family event with old-fashioned stalls and side shows.

‘It’s always gone very well. We go from strength to strength each year. We’re totally dependent on support from the public so we would really like to see as many people as possible.’

The derby has a country fair theme and visitors can enjoy a coconut shy and go fishing for ducks.

For thirsty revellers, there is a beer tent, and there is also a tea tent with homemade cakes and a barbecue.

Alan added: ‘As well as relying on volunteers from the group, parents and children, we also rely on the goodwill of many local businesses.’

The fun begins at 2pm. For more information go to denmeadscouts.com