Published: July 19, 2012
They're off! Fundraising pig and donkey race nights return to Brean

This month sees the return of Brean Leisure Park's annual pig and donkey race nights, which will be held throughout the summer for local charities.

The fundraising race nights will take place in the park's arena every Tuesday evening until August 28th.

"Pig racing is hilarious fun for everyone, but the ones who enjoy it most are our pigs!" organiser Mike Barsby told

"They thrive on human contact and get very excited by the crowd, so come along, have a flutter and cheer on your chosen pig. The louder you cheer, the faster they run!"

"If you've ever found horse racing to be unpredictable then you should come and see how our donkeys behave! Children don riding hats and are sent off with a 'good luck' at the start of their 100 yard race."

"They need all the luck they can get because donkeys will only do what they want to do. We’ve seen them trot to within a yard of the finishing line and then turn round and start going back!"

The first race each Tuesday starts at 7pm and all the money raised is shared between local good causes and charities. Entry is £2.50 with prams and pushchairs free.


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