We need more Members and Volunteers to help us organise and run our Country Fair and other events in 2018. Please join us to ensure we can repeat our previous successes.  All profits will be spent to improve Hotham Park.

Father Christmas, followed by Carols in the Park 2017

This very popular event will be held on Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 3pm to 6:45pm.

Meet Father Christmas in his Grotto and receive a gift, followed by Carol Singing in front of the Bandstand.

'Carols in the Park

Carols in the Park will be held on the 3rd December in Hotham Park. Starting at 3pm with attractions for children including a chance to meet the Pagham ponies and Christmas themed Bouncy castles. Father Christmas will arrive at 3.30pm at his famous grotto. There will be seasonal stalls, tombola and a local craft stall and a chance to try Nordic walking. The bandstand area will be bathed in Christmas lights and background music until 6pm.

From 6pm carol singing at the bandstand will be led by the Bognor Regis Salvation Army Band and the Bognor RAFA choir. Song sheets will be available at signed locations and are free, although a small donation would be much appreciated by the Hotham Park Heritage Trust. All the proceeds going back into improving the Park.

Hot food and drink will be available to buy and the Trust supported by Butlins, our main sponsor, will be selling mulled wine and minced pies.

This Carol singing and Christmas celebration has been organised by Members of Hotham Park Heritage Trust and has been held in December for many years as part of their community and fund raising activities. The Trust is dedicated to promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of Hotham Park for the good of the local community.

In recent years the attendance has been in the region of 600 people and the Trust is looking forward to a great turnout this year. Please do not forget to dress for the cold weather and bring a torch.

This years event has been supported by Butlins, Abacus, Biffa, GM Design and Print, Brandon Tool Hire, Turners Pies, The Elmer, Town Force and Bognor Regis and Arun Councils.

We always need more help so, if you can help us organise this, or any of our other events we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Membership or Volunteer pages for more information.

For details of the event held in 2016, click on the following links:

Carols in the Park and Father Christmas 2016
Carols in the Park video 2016

Hotham Park Heritage Trust Country Fair 2018

Saturday 4 August and Sunday 5 August 2018. Open from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day. FREE entry.

The Country Fair 2018 organising team are pleased to announce that the 17th Annual Country Fair will take place in Hotham Park on Saturday 4 August and Sunday 5 August 2018. Bookings are now being taken via this website for traders using their own gazebos. Please complete and submit the application form on our Exhibit at an Event page promptly as pitches are likely to be sold quickly. More information about this great Event will follow but please save the days.

All funds raised will allow us to continue improving the park for the benefit of the public. The profits from our 2016 Country Fair enabled us to embark on our project of creating a Mad Hatter’s Copse within the Park and we are hoping to add 3 more Alice in Wonderland figures to this with the funds raised from the 2017 Country Fair. The unveiling date is scheduled for Sunday 27 May 2018 so keep checking this page for more exciting details.

A massive THANK YOU to all our wonderful Members and Volunteers who have helped organise and run the event in previous years and without whom it would not go ahead. They do an amazing job and we thank them sincerely.

We need even MORE people to help us ensure the event goes ahead in 2018 so please get involved by visiting our Membership page for a paper application form or our Volunteer page to complete and submit our on-line form. The planning and preparation will start again soon so please don’t delay!

We hope you enjoyed the 2017 Country Fair.   For a reminder of the event (or to see what you missed!) a video and pictures are available if you click here.

If you would like to advertise in our promotional material in the run up to the event and/or in Hotham Park during the event please visit our advertise page. Volunteers are vital to the success of our events so if you would like to get involved you will be very welcome and valued by the Trust. Donations will also be gratefully received, whether it be unwanted gifts for our tombola stall or a monetary donation to help with our work in improving the park.

Please remember that Hotham Park Heritage Trust relies on the goodwill of it’s Members and Volunteers to help with the organising and running of events, both leading up to and around the events themselves. ALL funds raised are spent on improving the amenities in Hotham Park for the benefit of the public. To ensure these events continue, any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

Music in the Park 2018

Selected Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust entered new territory in 2016 by offering even more FREE entertainment during the summer in Hotham Park.

Music in Park poster

We are currently organising musical entertainment for 4 dates in 2018, as shown on the poster on the left. More details will be shown here in due course.


In 2017 we hosted 3 events featuring Coustics Ukulele Band, The Bognor Regis Concert Band and Beaten Tracks Instrumental Band. All were well attended and went down well with the public who were able to relax and enjoy the entertainment.

Bandstand in Hotham Park The Bandstand

In 2016 we were entertained by Elliott Herrington (pianist and songwriter with his own spin on well known songs), Geoff Valenti (solo trumpet player) and Tom Janes (classical guitarist) so there are a wide range of musical styles to enjoy.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust is a Registered Charity and all work is undertaken by a group of unpaid volunteers.All funds raised are spent on improving the amenities in Hotham Park for the benefit of the public so, if you would like to get involved, please contact us via our membership or volunteer pages. We would love to hear from you.

In case you cannot wait until next year, here is a video of Beaten Tracks Instrumental Band in action.

For details of events held in previous years click here.

© Hotham Park Heritage Trust – Registered Charity Number 1117011