Quirky Event of the Week – World Hen Racing Championships

On 7th of August, the streets outside Barley Mow pub in the village of Bonsall in the Peak District turns into a 30-foot long racetrack for Hens.

Bonsall has a long history of hen racing and the races at the Barley Mow began 16 years ago when former landlord and chicken guru Alan Webster, decided it was time to revive this wonderful old tradition. The race is not only all fun and games, there’s also a charity connected to the event, raising money for commercial laying hens to the British Hen Welfare Trust.

So even if you like giving money to charities or just like a good proper hen race – take yourself down to Bonsall, Derbyshire on 7th of August and enjoy a day of n egg-stra fun for the whole family. Find Bonsall on our Britain map.

For further information about the championships, click here
For tourist information about Peak District, click here.

– Towe



Filed under Attractions & Culture, England, For families

2 responses to “Quirky Event of the Week – World Hen Racing Championships

  1. angela hollington

    when does hen racing start please ?

  2. Towe

    Hi Angela,

    Unfortunately I cannot find the time on their homepage, but you can contact David Wragg on david.j.wragg@gmail.com. He’s the owner of the Barley Mow Pub that is in charge of the race.

    Good luck!


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