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Unicorn Derby Day!  Saturday 28th July 2018!

To celebrate the start of the summer holidays, Jubilee Pool Penzance is inviting adults and children from Cornwall and beyond to come and take part in a sparkling and dazzling summer launch event.

Following this summer’s craze for inflatable unicorns, customers are invited to attend the biggest ever gathering of inflatable unicorns at the pool.

The pool and its café will be running a variety of unicorn themed activities all day from 1030am until 8pm, seeing the summer holidays in with twinkling 1930s style.

This will include a magical ‘Unicorn Derby’ at 2pm in the afternoon where customers can race their inflatable unicorns across the pool with the chance to win some amazing prizes.

What’s more, as if that wasn’t magical enough, we hope that the St Ives Mermaid will also be making an appearance at the pool to help the unicorns on their way and throughout the races.

During the day we will be available to talk to everyone about our exciting new plans to geothermally heat the pool and our Community Share fundraising initiative to help secure the pool's future.

Entry – standard entry prices for the pool and admission policy applies re adult to child supervision ratios. Please see our ‘Plan Your Visit’ section of the website for those under 16.

1030am open as normal
1130-1330: music from local groups on our top terraces
1330: unicorn fancy dress competition
1400: the TWINKLE unicorn race for under 8s
1430: the SPARKLE race for those aged 8-12years
1500: the RAINBOW race for 12-16years
1530: the DIAMOND race for over 16s
(Great prizes available for the winners!)
1600 - 2000 - general swim

General swimming will also be available all day from 1030am will a special late night opening until 8pm (depending on weather).


Is there food? Normal café opening plus pizzas served 5-9pm. We will also be serving a dazzling array of unicorn themed cakes and drinks!

What does it cost? Standard entry prices apply. No extra costs to enter the derby. See our website please.

Do I get a free unicorn? No you can bring these or buy them from the pool from £12. Other inflatables will be allowed but only unicorns will be eligible to win the derby.

Do adults have to go in? Yes if you want your children to swim either with the mermaid or take part in the race, our standard adult to child ratios will apply either in the water or as a spectator poolside depending on the age of your child(ren)

How long will the races be? They will vary per age group the longest being approx. 100m around a bouy in one half of the pool. The under 8s event will take place in the learner pool.

What prizes are on offer?

Fancy dress outfit of the day - Free swim ticket and ice cream
Under 8s derby winner - Free ice cream and a family day ticket
8-12 years derby winner - Family day ticket and a free pizza
12- 16s derby winner - Free child day ticket and pizza for 2
Adults derby winner - Adult 2018 season ticket and pizza for 2

Everyone who takes part is a winner, and being a unicorn always means you’re winning in life.

We hope to see you there.

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Jubilee Pool, Battery Road, Penzance. Cornwall, UK
TR18 4FF

Tel: 01736 369224

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