The 2016 Camel Race Day will be held at CHILHAM CASTLE, Chilham, Kent CT4 8DB by courtesy of Mr and Mrs Stuart Wheeler. Chilham Castle is located between Ashford and Canterbury in Kent. The date is SUNDAY, the 4th of SEPTEMBER. Chilham Castle is a magnificent setting to hold camel races as will be seen from their website.
Chilham is used to hosting horse trials and is well equipped to hold our event. The picturesque village of Chilham is in the valley of the Great Stour River and beside the A28 road 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Canterbury. There is a railway station at Chilham and one train an hour leaves Charing Cross on the Ramsgate and Canterbury line. The station is a ten-minute walk from the castle. It can be reached easily from Dover or Ashford if you are coming from oversea by ferry or train.
The day will be similar to the event we held in 2014 with camel racing (the Fossett’s racing camels are booked), Mongolian wrestlers, musicians and of course our magnificent puppet Gobi (War Camel). There will be camel rides for the children and a selection of food and drink stalls including Mongolian and camel milk ice-cream. Craft and other stalls will be there. Please come and support WCPF on our big fund-raising event of the year. All funds raised go to buy winter hay for the wild camels at the Breeding Centre, in Mongolia to ensure they have adequate stocks of hay to help them last through the harsh Mongolian winter.