Child preparing for Walton on the Hill pageant

Young people from The Children’s Trust to take centre stage at Walton-on-the-Hill pageant

Published on: 17/05/24

General Press release

On Saturday 18 May, a group of children and young people from The Children’s Trust, will take to the road as part of Walton-on-the-Hill’s annual May pageant.

When: 11.00am – 5.30pm, 18 May 2024

Where: Mere pond, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey KT20 7RR

The pageant has been celebrated since its revival in 1969 and is a popular local event with fun for all the family. This year 8 children from The Children's Trust will be leading a ‘fashion’ themed float. The procession will start at 2pm from the pond and wind its way through the village with a full programme of events. 

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Staff getting ready for the Walton on the Hill pageant


Preparing for the Walton on the Hill pagent

Staff at The Children's Trust also got stuck in making decorations - which will have a 'Eurovision' theme!

On why The Children’s Trust are taking part in the pageant, Ishbel Harris, health play specialist, said: 

It has been wonderful to see how excited the children are about appearing in the pageant. We’ve all come together to help make the decorations and as with all the activities we run at The Children’s Trust this has therapeutic benefits for the children and young people we support. They have been able to practice making choices and enjoy the sensory and tactile experience of feeling the different materials. It's really beneficial for them to be part of a community event like this.

Beverley Worsley, partnerships manager at The Children’s Trust, said: 

It has been a wonderful local event to be involved in and we were delighted to be invited to take part. What a treat to get out in the spring air and show off the amazing decorations the children and young people have produced.

Cheers along the route will be gratefully received!

For more information on the pageant please visit