World PoohSticks Championships 2023

World PoohSticks Championships 2023

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." - Winnie the Pooh

Poohsticks is coming!

A running commentary on the background to Poohsticks and our preparation for the 40th Anniversary of Poohsticks.

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How To Enter The Championships

Individual Games There is no need to register in advance. You buy your tickets from the Eventbrite site or at the Registration Tent on the day. You will find the tent at Sandford Lock,/ just a...

The Rules of Poohsticks

Mike Ridley, owner of ‘Pooh Corner’ in Hartfield, wrote a very nice booklet about this game, including these rules below. This booklet ‘The official Pooh Corner Rules for Playing Poohsticks’ was written in 1996 to...

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to enter? It costs £4.00 to enter the Games. It costs £15 to enter as a group or family of 4 people. Do I need to register in advance to...

Want to volunteer at Poohsticks?

We are on the look-out for capable and super-enthusiastic people to help us run the World Poohsticks Championships. If you ever wanted to help run one of the quirkiest family events in the world, now’s...

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Please use the contact form below to send us your message. Alternatively you can email Owl, the wisest person we know. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter,...

Poohsticks Sponsors

The Rotary Club of Abingdon would like to thank these businesses for sponsoring the World Pooh Sticks Championships. Please use the Contact Us page if your company, too, would like to sponsor this event.   “After...

Why Do We Do This?

Well, we hope that it’s a fun day out for everyone, but also we hope to raise lots of money for local charities and other causes supported by our Rotary clubs and the clubs that...

How the World Poohsticks Champions started

The event as it is today owes its beginning to former Lock Keeper Lynn David, a keen RNLI supporter, who noticed walkers throwing sticks in the river and rushing to the other side of the...