The North Yorkshire racecourse had some unusual contenders during the Malton Festival Of Racing. The Horse Hopper Inter-yard Challenge found teams racing against each other run by the The Racing Welfare charity.
Just done my impression of a deflating spacehopper. Went down well.
Epsom Racecourse stages an action packed day of horse racing with FREE family entertainment, including a space hopper race, zip wires and face painters!
There are plenty of action packed activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day, which of course will all have their own Superhero twist. Take on the challenge of the high rope assault course, or zoom through the racecourse on a zip wire. There will be facepainters, bouncy castles and a petting zoo too.. To top it off, the Batmobile is back, for you to get up close to the infamous crime fighting supercar. It’s also not just horse racing that you’ll be seeing on the track.
To kickstart the day, The Space Hopper Relay will be taking place, with local trainers yards battling it out for the title. What’s more they will be running Children’s races, giving little one the chance to cross the famous Epsom Downs finishing line! Dressing up as a superhero is optional but definitely encouraged!
Staff from Airedale Hospital in Skeeton, West Yorkshire took part in their departmental challenges as the teams competed against each other to determine the best in each sport.
We had a fab time at our sports evening last night! pic.twitter.com/rm5XyVjCYc
— Airedale Hospital (@AiredaleNHSFT) August 25, 2017
We’re involved in the The Stand Up To Cancer upcoming YouTube Live Stream #StandUpWithYT. Now in its third year, this award winning live event brings together the UK’s top YouTubers (such as Oli White, Jack Maynard, Josh Pieters, Scola Dondo, Hannah Witton, Bethan Leadley, Pete Bucknall, Lizzie (LDShadowLady), Riyadh Khalaf, Doug Armstrong, Barry Lewis, Topless Baker, Niomi Smart, Tom Scott, Niki and Sammy Albon, Zoella, Alfie, Marcus Butler, Dan & Phil and many more) to raise awareness of and money for life-saving cancer research. The 4 hour live stream will be filmed from the YouTube hangout in London on the 7th September 2017 and will feature segments on beauty, fashion, cookery, music and more. Last year’s campaign trended at #1 five times, saw 5 million video views and generated 268 million Twitter impressions.
— space-hoppers.co.uk (@SpaceHoppersUK) September 2, 2017
Watch carefully to spot many of your favourite YouTubers race on our Orange Space Hoppers.
Charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust for October are aiming to raise money to support nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in crisis.
They want people to help raise £10k in the 10th month by doing a 10k challenge.
Joan Pons Laplana (@RoaringNurse) , Transformation Nurse at James Paget Hospital in Chesterfield has decided his 10k challenge is on a Space Hopper. He has until 22nd October to train for the task which will be when he bounces around Sheffield.
— ✨#HelloMyNameIsJoan✨ (@RoaringNurse) August 29, 2017
Joan will be using one of our 80cm Space Hoppers in a Cavell Purple for the amazing challenge.
Please visit Joan’s Just Giving page and donate!
Irish dance band King Kong Company who created a track called Spacehopper back in 2015 have purchased yellow hoppers from us.
They played the Silver Hayes stage Sonic at Glastonbury this year. Dealers of dirty-dubby-electro-rock who scooped the Best Live Act 2016 Award from Pure M Magazine.
— Royal Mail Stamps (@RoyalMailStamps) October 25, 2017
Everyone knows that our retro space hoppers are 1st class, but now Royal Mail has honoured the mighty spacehopper with it’s very own 1st class stamp, along with other Classic Toys including:
- Teddy Bear – The Merrythought Bear
- Sindy – Weekender Doll
- Stickle Bricks – Super Set House
- W. Britain – Herald Trojan Warriors
- Fuzzy Felt – Farm Set
- Meccano – Ferris Wheel
- Action Man – Red Devil
- Hornby Dublo – TPO Mail Van
The stamps are available at 7,000 post offices across the UK. Other Classic Toys Special Stamps souvenirs are available from the Royal Mail website.
Classic Toys Presentation Pack £7.00
- Displays all 10 of the issue’s Special Stamps.
- Written by David Smith, toy expert, author and founder of ToyTalk.
- Features iconic illustrations and images.
Classic Toys First Day Cover £8.22
- Personalised with the name and address of your choice.
- Cancelled with your choice of postmark.
- Only available until 22 August 2017.
Classic Toys Framed Stamps £29.99
- All 10 Classic Toys Special Stamps, individually mounted in a frame.
- Handmade for Royal Mail in the UK.
- Dimensions W 33cm x H 18cm.
— Nick Spence (@Nickfromupnorth) August 23, 2017
The Jockey Club charity Racing Welfare have come back to us again for more hoppers for their latest spacehopper needs.
The Lambourn Stable Star Olympics included a fun Retro Space Hopper race where a photo finish was a cert.
— Dawn Goodfellow (@DawnGoodfellow) August 13, 2017
What could go wrong? Cava and school sports day fun? Team building and stag/hen party event company Excel Bubble Football have plenty of fun ideas up their sleeves to make a great bonding experience.