All Events

Holly Hedge Christmas Fair 2018 @ Long Ashton Community Centre
Dec 9 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Holly Hedge Christmas Fair 2018 @ Long Ashton Community Centre | Long Ashton | England | United Kingdom

Mulled wine – Stalls – Tombola – Raffle and lots more

We will also be collecting for the Christmas Shoebox appeal

Join the Holly Berries at the Mall Cribbs Causeway @ The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Join the Holly Berries at the Mall Cribbs Causeway @ The Mall at Cribbs Causeway | Patchway | England | United Kingdom

Christmas shopping can be hard work, so we will be making it a little bit more fun and helping to get the shoppers into the festive spirit, and hopefully raise lots of money and awareness for Holly Hedge too, by singing a host of festive carols and tunes in The Mall at Cribbs Causeway on Sunday 16th December from 10 am until 4 pm

If you would like to get involved, either by singing, or bucket shaking, please drop a text to Pam at 07951 011905.

Families welcome.
Christmas jumpers and festive-wear encouraged but not essential.
Some rehearsal times prior to the event may take place.

Fashion Show 2019 @ Long Ashton Community Centre
Mar 15 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Fashion Show 2019 @ Long Ashton Community Centre | Long Ashton | England | United Kingdom

Welcome to a fabulous, fun evening of fashion!

Holly Hedge are pleased to be teaming up with Travelling Trends to offer you lovely ladies High Street Fashions at discounted prices. All clothes are from well known High Street Stores such as Next, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis and will be selling at between 30% – 60% off the RRP.

Following a captivating Catwalk Show there will be time for you all to browse and buy this seasons range of clothing. All major Credit Cards are accepted on the night.

There will be refreshments available as well as a fantastic raffle and tombola!

Ticket price of £8 includes a glass of bubbly on entrance.

Tickets can be purchased online or by emailing

Tickets must be purchased in advance and all proceeds go to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.

Online Auction 2019 @ Facebook
Apr 28 @ 16:00 – May 12 @ 16:00
Online Auction 2019 @ Facebook

Back by popular demand!

Our annual online auction of fabulous goods and services, as organised by our Swing for Victory Bristol event team can be found online here.

The auction will take place from 28th April 2019 at 16:00hrs to 12th May 2019 at 16:00hrs.

So many wonderful items coming up in our Online Auction album.

Check back for sneak previews before the bidding opens on Sunday 28th April 2019!

Swing for Victory 2019 @ Clevedon Comunity Hall
May 10 @ 19:30 – 23:30
Swing for Victory 2019 @ Clevedon Comunity Hall | England | United Kingdom

Taking place in the glorious Clevedon Community Centre with it’s vaulted dance floor and more Blitz spirit than Churchill’s bunker, this night will recreate the post wartime celebrations and glamour of 1940’s Bristol. All of you fabulous victory curled ladies and uniformed soldiers can expect a wonderful night of live music from The Thornbury Swing Band, and other 40’s-style revelry.

The Thornbury Swing Band will perform a repertoire of 40’s classics and swing dance favourites, the perfect soundtrack for all you land girls and home guards to keep dancing all night long.

The bar will be open until 23.00, and the vintage kitchen will keep you topped up with tea and cake and those extra rations should you need them throughout the night too.

Those wishing to hone their swing steps can join the pre-party dance class by pre-booking when you buy your tickets. This will be led by professional swing dancers to help get you up and moving for the rest of the night!

  • More music and dancing this year and less chat.
  • Buying a ticket beforehand ensures you get your very own bag of rations. Tickets are £12 each when bought in advance.
  • 1940’s attire is welcomed, though not compulsory.
  • Bar serving all the usual.
  • Listen to the big band sounds of the Thornbury Swing Band and dance the night away.
  • FREE Basic swing dance lesson starting at 6.30pm. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
  • Hair and/or make-up available for men & women at £5. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
  • Fun & games to take part in.
  • Tea, coffee and cake available to purchase from the Vintage Kitchen.
  • Look out for wartime propaganda characters including Spivs who shall be selling their wares including special chocolate rations and vintage items.
  • Raffle with some wonderful hamper prizes & tombola.
  • Short 1940s fashion show.
  • Normandy Veterans in attendance.

All proceeds will go towards Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.

Newfoundland Water Rescue 2019 @ Portishead Marina
Jun 15 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Newfoundland Water Rescue 2019 @ Portishead Marina | Portishead | England | United Kingdom

Join us and the wonderful team from Newfound Friends on the 15th June at Portishead Marina for what is always an incredible day. Whether you want to join us for a rush of adrenaline or just to watch, don’t miss this brilliant event that raises much needed funds for the animals in our care.

We’re looking for heroes to make a splash for our animals in need!
Would you jump into the Marina to be rescued by a 150lb, web-toed gentle giant to make a better life for our rescues?

You can make a real difference by doing something exhilarating! How does it work? You register and pay the £25 registration fee, start fundraising to reach a minimum of £130 in sponsorship, then take the plunge surrounded by your friends, family and Holly Hedge supporters.

For more information and to register for a place please contact Hannah on 01275 474719, or email – please note that we have limited spaces for this event and participants will be registered on a first-come-first-served basis, so get in quick!

Dogfeast 2019 @ Ashton Court Estate
Jun 22 @ 09:30 – Jun 23 @ 17:00

We are delighted to tell you that this year we’ll be a part of DogFest!

We’d love you to join us at Ashton Court, alongside thousands of dog lovers, the Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding.

There is so much for you and your beloved furry friends to get involved in…including the Fun Dog Show which will have a ‘Best Rescue Dog’ category!

They’re also offering our supporters a discount, use the code HOLLYHEDGE to get 10% off your tickets to the show!

Visit their website for more information.

The Fun Dog Show

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Bark in the Park 2019 @ Long Ashton Community Centre
Jul 14 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Bark in the Park 2019 @ Long Ashton Community Centre | Long Ashton | England | United Kingdom
  • Refreshments
  • Stalls
  • Doggy Sprint
  • Celebrity Dog Show Judge
  • Raffle

Dog Show registration opens 11:00am – £2 per class

Dog Show starts 12:00pm

All monies raised will be supporting Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary

Fun Day 2019 @ Ashton Court Estate
Sep 8 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Fun Day 2019 @ Ashton Court Estate | Long Ashton | England | United Kingdom

Our annual fun day is back! Set in the idyllic Ashton Court Estate, there is certainly no shortage of attractions! From our popular Fun Dog Show, Ultimate Ninja Warrior Dog Activity Zone (trust us, it’s amazing and you will want to bring your camera!), Photo Entry Cat Show, children’s activities, Doggie Games, refreshments and agility demonstrations from South West Dog Skills (with the chance to have a go yourself!) – to our ever popular market place, brimming with everything from fine foods to beautiful artwork and homeware!

With such an extensive array of attractions on offer, you and your furry best pal won’t want to miss out on the opportunity be among like-minded individuals (and dogs). Fun Day is an event like no other and draws a diverse crowd from Bristol, Somerset and the surrounding areas.

Our amazing raffle includes £100 cash prize, an Indi Mountain Bike, Afternoon Tea for two at your choice from over 400 venues, a portable TV and more! Tickets are £1 and sold at our Sanctuary and our charity shops in Nailsea and Weston. Draw takes place 3.30pm!

Please note that this year we are closer to the Main House, using the Kennel Lodge entrance.

To apply for a pitch please email for more information.

Pamper Evening 2019 @ Long Ashton Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Pamper Evening 2019 @ Long Ashton Community Centre | Long Ashton | England | United Kingdom

Lots of different mini treatments to try including:
– Indian Head Massage
– Bowen Therapy
– Reflexology
– Facials

There will also be:
– Health & Beauty stalls
– Swedish Massage
– Manicures

Raffle and Tombola

Refreshments on sale including cocktails!

All proceeds will go towards Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.