A posh day at the polo!

Polo. I’ve always associated polo with Volkswagen, mints and necks. Apparently it’s also a sport!

This weekend I found myself enjoying the Chestertons Polo in the Park family day courtesy of a Celebrity Cruises Twitter win, where I tweeted them a photo of their London cab.

I was delighted – I’ve always wanted to successfully spot a ‘competition’ taxi, and I love winning tickets to events that I wouldn’t usually consider going to. Comping is definitely a hobby that can add a hint of luxury to your life!

It took us around an hour and a half by train to get to Hurlingham Park from Brighton – we checked in at the Celebrity Cruises reception, picked up a free Martini Espresso cocktail, our complimentary bottle of red wine and goody bag.

Polo in the Park

Settling on the lawn on our Barbour blanket (a prize from an Instagram comp last summer, and perfect for the occasion!) we relaxed in the sunshine while Ryland took full advantage of the free kids entertainment and bouncy slide. Ah, I could get used to this!


The Knights of Middle England gave a fine display of jousting skills, while a chorus of ‘Huzzah!’ rang out. Conveniently, the best viewing spot was in the garden of the ‘Crown and Corgi’ bar!

Polo in the Park

There were three polo matches, the most important being the final between Abu Dhabi & Shoreline Team Lagos – Abu Dhabi were victorious! Ryland found the polo much more exciting than I did, I spent my time playing ‘I Spy pastel chinos’ and eating delicious ice creams.


At half time quite an odd thing happened – the spectators were invited onto the pitch to ‘stomp the divots’ to the sound of disco music. An extraordinary sight!

Polo in the park

When Ry tired of the polo we headed for the Club Med area, with a bouncy fun house, table football, balloon modelling, drawing and designing your own Petit Bateau t-shirt. The Club Med reps were handing out free bottled water which was a nice touch, as by mid afternoon it was a scorcher!


As well as the entertainment, there was shopping, gourmet street food (Lebanese wraps were glorious!) and some sporty Audis perfect for little boys to ‘drive’.

Polo in the park

And of course – a couple of competitions. @Girlmeetsdress wanted you to tweet a photo in front of their banner to win a designer frock…

…and at the Club Med stall you would win a holiday. Fingers crossed!

Club Med draw

It was an excellent day out – well-organised and fun, with lots to keep both grown ups and kids happy. It was only when I arrived home I took the time to browse the Celebrity Cruises brochure in my goody bag. OH MY GOD. They look incredible, go to so many exciting places, are child-friendly and have easily made it onto my Pinterest wishlist! Let’s hope they launch a nice creative competition to win a cruise soon…

1 Response

  1. rebecca beesley says:

    what an amazing day out – looks like you had a fab time! xxx

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