Burghfield Santas

We are a group of local residents that create fun events for the residents of Burghfield and the surrounding area to raise money for local charities.

It all started with Santa Cruise 15 years ago when a group of mates went out for a few drinks after making and wrapping many presents. We wore our red suits and raised a little money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

We did this again and again many times and somewhere along the way we realised that charity fundraising is not just for Christmas but Easter too. The Bunny Hop was born, closely followed by Burghfest which satisfied our need for good music, good company & good local beer.

The next challenge was to return racing to the historical home of the Auclum Hill Climb, so in 2017 we launched the annual Box Kart Bash.

In 2018,  we opened The Bulging Sack, our very own Pop Up Pub and in 2019 we acquired a mobile bar, The Wandering Sack, so now we can Pop Up anywhere!

In 2019, we raised a truly astonishing £41,000 for a range of great local causes including, of course, the amazing Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Owing to the Coronavirus our major events were canceled in 2020 but we did get Back to the Sack for the Craic before lockdown, opened the Socially Distanced Bulging Sack on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer and ran a Christmas beer takeaway service.

These smaller events raised almost £10,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as well as providing a chance for the community to get together.

Thanks for all your support.

Event Calendar

The Pop Up Pub is back!

Why not join us for a drink in the park this summer with your friends and family.

CLOSED THIS WEEKEND. 

We reopen on 6th August.

Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 3pm-8pm.

For details check out The Sack in the Park

Sep
24
Fri
Burghfest Day One
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Burghfield Beer & Music Festival.
For details see burghfest.org.uk

Sep
25
Sat
Burghfest Day Two
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Burghfield Beer & Music Festival.
For details see burghfest.org.uk

Dec
11
Sat
Burghfield Santa Cruise
Dec 11 all-day

In aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
For details see santacruise.org.uk

Do Your Bit

Would you like to get involved and raise money for your organisation?
You can!

Any local community group, church, youth organisation, PTA etc can register as a “Burghfield Santa’s Affiliate” and provide volunteers for our events. In return, for every shift completed by these volunteers, the Affiliate will be awarded a “DYB Coin”.

At the end of the event, we will then distribute  a portion of the money raised to the Affiliate based on the number of “DYB Coins” they have received.  We anticipate each “DYB Coin” being worth approximately £25, but this may vary depending on the profitability of the event.

Interested?  Please register as a Burghfield Santa’s Affiliate.  All we ask is that as an organisation you commit a minimum of 5 volunteers for at least one of our events; Pop-Up Pub and Burghfest.

Please register now or contact us at dyb@burghfieldsantas.org.uk if you have any questions.


The closing date for registration is 30th June 2021.

If you registered in 2019 no need to register again. We will contact you directly.

Thanks to the following organisations who signed up in 2019.

2402-Squadron-Air-Cadets
Willink-Pta
Creating-Better-Futures
Royal-Berkshire-Stags
Garland-School-Association
Friend-of-SUN
Save-the-Children
Clarify-Foundation
Womens-Institue
Mrs-Blands-School-Association
European-Jamboree-Scouts

Are you an individual looking to volunteer?

The Burghfield Santas is a voluntary organization and our events would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at any of our events or help organize them, please contact us at dyb@burghfieldsantas.org.uk.