Colour Dash


The KidsOut Colour Dash RETURNS to Mead Open Farm on Date TBC!

Back by popular demand, this is a great day out for all the family! It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to complete the run, what matters is how much fun you have – and how colourful you get!

Every Colour Dasher will receive a white t-shirt – and your challenge is to get as much colour on your shirt as possible around the course! Every finisher will be given a medal, and every attendee will be given the opportunity to gain FREE access to the Farm!

We can’t wait, we’ll see you there!

What is a Colour Dash?

The Colour Dash is a race route around the park and grounds of Mead Open Farm.

At strategic points along the route there are colour stations, where KidsOut volunteers will be primed and ready to cover you in 100% non-toxic powder paint!

You start the race with a clean white t-shirt, but that’s certainly not the way you’ll finish it! The more colourful you end up, the better!


How much will it cost, and what does my entry fee cover?

This event costs £10 to enter. This gets you access to the colour dash, a white T Shirt to get covered in paint and a medal at the end.

How can I gain FREE access to Mead Open Farm*?

To gain access to the Farm you must raise a minimum sponsorship of £10 per person.

Once you’ve provided evidence of your sponsorship at the sign in desk you’ll be given your wristband to enjoy the farm once you are done.

Please bring a change of clothes with you. Otherwise you will not be permitted into the indoor play area.

*Mead Open Farm access is only available for use on 16th September 2023.

What are the timings on the day?

Registration will open at 9am, please bring your Eventbrite ticket and this will release your race pack, and proof of sponsorship donations prior to the race and this will gain you free access to Mead Open Farm.

Unfortunately we are unable to send out race packs prior to the event. The race will begin at 10am, please make sure you arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to register and enjoy the pre-race entertainment!

Can anyone take part?

The event is open to anybody regardless of your running ability – all that matters to us is that you turn up, enjoy yourself and leave covered in paint!

The event will not be timed as we want the focus to be on enjoying the route not your running ability and performance.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the event with the paint and varying terrain, we cannot allow anybody under the age of 2 to take part in the event, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Additionally, pets are not allowed, and the route is not suitable for push chairs.

If you have any further questions please contact the KidsOut office on 01525 385252!

How can you help?

By buying a disadvantaged child a fun day out, they can make happy memories that last forever.