The Waterloo Show and Military Fair takes place on 15 September at Wimborne St Giles by kind permission of Lord Shaftsbury and aims to raise funds for bereaved military families who have lost their loved ones. Proceeds will be distributed to service charities that deliver care to these families. These include the Soldiers Charity (ABF), Caring for Courage, Scotties Little Soldiers, Combat Stress, SSAFA and the Defence Medical Welfare Service.
The show consists of a Tattoo (Massed Military Bands, Pipes and Drums, Red Devils, White Helmets, Action Gun Team, as well as the Blades and Great War Air Display Teams); a Display Area with Army display teams and armoured vehicles, Fire and Rescue displays, Police displays, Air Ambulance, as well as the Military Vehicle Trust and Classic Cars; a Countryside Area with Countryside Ring, trade stands, country displays, lawn mower racing, dog show and pony show. In addition there will be other attractions such as clay pigeon shooting, archery and paint balling. There will be a major children’s area with a fun fair, go karts, bouncy castles, Punch and Judy as well as a Food and Drinks village.
A Beating to Quarters
takes place on the evening before the show (14 September) with the Band of the Royal Signals, the Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards Association and the Gurkha Dancers. Tickets should be purchased in advance.
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2013
Price: Adults £15, Children (5-13) £5, Under 5 Free
Venue: Shaftesbury Estates, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, BH21 5NA