Hot Summer Countdown – Mint Polo In The Park
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Well the polo season is almost upon us and we're getting you ready with this sizzling preview!!
For the fourth year, the hallowed turf of Hurlingham Park in Fulham will thunder with the hooves of polo ponies on Friday 8th, Thursday 9th & June 10th 2012. Polo players from all over the world will battle each other in a furious display of horsemanship at MINT Polo in the Park.
Spend a quintessentially British summer’s day at MINT Polo in the Park, complete with a Harrods Food Court, which will re-create some of the iconic Knightsbridge store’s food service area. Browse and wander through the luxury village, enjoy the Veuve Clicquot Champagne garden along with world class hospitality and the some of the finest polo and pitch-side entertainment in the world.
Winner of the 2010 and 2011 ‘London Sport Attraction of the Year’ at The London Lifestyle Awards, MINT Polo in The Park is the leading outdoor polo and lifestyle event in Central London, offering a mix of sport, entertainment, VIP experiences, fun and glamour like no other.
New for 2012 we are delighted to announce the following additions and improvements;
For a second year in a row, Harrods is partnering with MINT Polo in the Park to bring a taste of its world renowned food to Hurlingham Park. This year, Harrods will also be offering a dedicated ‘at-your-seat’ service so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content without missing any of the action. Another reason to grab a Grandstand ticket!
The Veuve Clicquot Champagne Garden
London’s largest champagne garden returns! The Veuve Clicquot garden gives spectators first class service and the best views of the polo at MINT Polo in the Park. Relax and revive on the picnic blankets, challenge your friends to a game of Petanque or simply sit back and sip on a cool glass of Veuve Clicquot.
The Mahiki Bar
Back by popular demand, our ‘Tiki’ themed bar has been enlarged and re-located pitch-side. This slice of cocktail heaven is perfectly situated for you to see all the action and be able to relax around tables or picnic blankets as you wish. The much larger marquee structure provides ample cover and shade from the sun, while the long pitch-side garden means you won’t miss a thing.
Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style, at our very own ‘Best of British’ themed pub. Wave your Union Jack flags and cheer on Team London in Europe’s longest bar. This pub boasts one of the best viewing spots in the park. We have also introduced a new drinks service, so we can deliver your drinks straight to your grandstand seat. Pimms anyone? The official name for this pub will be decided by our fans on Facebook, and the winning nomination will see their portrait immortalized on the wall of the bar.
Havana Mojito Bar and Pimm’s Bus
To add variety to our offering we have created two new areas in the park. Under a shady canopy of trees we will have the ultimate chill-out zone – The Havana Mojito Bar. Relax in the shade as you sip on the ultimate summer refreshment. If hanging out in the sun on deck chairs is more your scene, we have the famous Pimm’s Bus on site with its own picket fenced garden – what better way to relax between the excitement of the games!
The newly designed kids zone will be a carnival atmosphere, featuring a circus activity run, two themed bouncy castles, a soft play center, a fussball table, face painters and lots more to keep the kids entertained. As a special addition for families, on Sunday 10th we will have special on-field entertainment catering for a variety of age groups, providing the ultimate family day out.
Charity Work: MINT Polo in the Park is delighted to announce that Walking with the Wounded will be the official charity for this year’s event. Walking with the Wounded aims to raise money to help re-skill and re-train injured service men and women from the British Armed Forces. This April Walking with the Wounded will attempt to put a team of wounded ex-servicemen on the top of Mount Everest. Please see wwtw.org.uk to donate.
General Admission tickets to Hurlingham Park get you up and close to the action and access to all public facilities.
Ticket Packages: MINT Polo in the Park has ticket packages to suit all ages and budgets:
-Family & Groups
-VIP Hospitality at The Hurlingham Club
-VIP Hospitality at Hurlingham Park
Tickets start from £20 for adults and £10 for children. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Please call the Ticket hotline for groups and single tickets on 0844 248 5069. For details of VIP hospitality packages, please contact City Events on 0207 936 5284 or email email@example.com
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