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Saturday 09:30-12:30

“Back to the Old School - let the games begin” Old School Sports Day

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Red Cactus Events

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Address: Merchant House, 5 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, OX14 5EG

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Old School Sports Day

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Please see a list of the most common questions that we get asked.

If you have any questions that are not answered by below’s FAQ’s

Please contact us via email or call us on 01235 330131.

Who Can Play?

Participants - must be fit, and healthy. If you are pregnant you may be able to play but it will be altered and you may not be able to play all games.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions should be checked with your doctor beforehand and should be declared well enough to play by a doctor beforehand.

Mixed gender sessions are allowed as long as players are sensible.

Ages: 6 years old -  60. Years old

Participants must complete a brief health questionnaire before the game.


It's also great fun to watch and unlimited numbers of family and friends are welcome to come along on the day, the more the merrier.

Booking Questions

How do I book?

We simply require a non-refundable £50 deposit to book your event.

The remaining balance is due in one payment; this is due 14 days before your event.

All payments made within 14 days are non-refundable.

All payments MUST be complete, either online or via telephone.

We CANNOT accept payment on the day.

Are your venues indoors or outdoor's?

As standard Old School Sports Day is hosted outdoors, if you would prefer an indoor venue we can check but cannot guarantee that the venue will be indoors. We operate outdoor primarily in all towns/cities in certain towns/cities we do have indoor options so please check this at the time of enquiry.

Outside events may be cancelled in extreme gale force winds or heavy snow, but can operate in rainy conditions.

What if I dont know exact numbers when I need to book?

we need exact numbers two weeks before your event when your final payment is due. Until then an estimate is fine, and can be increased or decreased.

Providing your group size meets the minimum group size requirement of 10 we can progress with your event.

Can each group member pay individually?

Yes, if you want group members to pay on-line individually to save the hassle of collecting the money yourself then just add £2 per person to your per person price.

What happens if I wish to move my event to a different date or time?

If you are within 14 days of your booked event, we cannot alter your event date or time.


If your event date is over 14 days away, we may be able to move your event.

Please note there may be a charge for the cost of the venue if it is already paid for and is non-transferable.

What happens if I wish to cancel my event?

Our cancellation period covers up until 14 days prior to your event.

At this stage you can cancel your event but you will lose your £50 deposit.

Groups who cancel who have opted for individual payments will incur an admin charge of £5 per person when a refund is requested.


Any cancellations made within fourteen days of your event are non-refundable.

Terms and Conditions

To view our Terms and conditions page simply click this link.

Event Questions

What destinations do you cover?

We cover all the major towns and cities in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We also cover Amsterdam.

Please see our locations list for more information.


What is the minimum amount of players?

We require a minimum group size of 10.

However, groups of 8 can be accommodated at additional cost.

What is the cost of an Old School Sports Day event?

This varies depending on your location and group size. please visit our pricing page.

Alternatively, Enquire today and we will send you a detailed quote based on your requirements.

What is included?

Your price per person will include venue hire, a host, sports day equipment, bibs and headbands, prizes for the winning team and a quiz at half time. You are also provided with a website where you can view your personal event details and have the options to pay on-line.

What is the format of your sessions?

Depending on how many players you have and your chosen format, all events vary.

Timings are dependent on your group size. Groups 10 – 32 players will play for 60 minutes, Groups 33+ play for 90 minutes.

All events begin with a safety briefing and a rundown of how the event will run and a safety briefing.

After the briefing all sessions formats differ, please contact us for more information.

What clothing is recommended?

It is recommended to wear jogging bottoms or tracksuit bottoms as you may slide along the floor.

Suitable trainers and a short sleeve top are also required.

Can groups drink alcohol whilst playing?

No, any groups found drinking alcohol whilst playing or intoxicated will be asked to sit out.

We can assist in finding these places at your convenience.

Venue Questions

What is a 3G pitch?

3G pitches are the most significant and successful development in synthetic surface technology designed for football and rugby at both competitive and recreational levels.

In 3G turf, the pile (artificial grass 'blades') is supported by a thin base layer of sand, and by an infill of rubber crumb.

The pile height ranges from 40mm to 65mm depending on which primary sport is to be played on the surface

Is there parking and changing facilities at my venue?

Most of our venues have shower and changing facilities that can be used before leaving your event, please ask us to confirm at time of booking.

Parking is venue dependent, and if required please inform us and we can look to accommodate this.

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