Teams are invited to join us on Sunday 29th July at Featherstone Rovers RFC near Pontefract for a Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract in aid of Parkinson’s UK and MacMillan Cancer Support. The day runs from 12 till 4pm and there will a lot to do and see apart from the It’s A knockout in the middle of the day including sideshows, attractions and refreshments.
Charity Fundraising Event
Last years charity fundraising day was a great success as you can see form the images here on this page, and this year it is hoped the event will be a bigger and better day, with lots of fundraising for these two great causes.
It’s A Knockout.
The general public are invited to enter teams into the It’s A Knockout event that will be taking place on the day. Teams should ideally be between 8 and 10 people in size and you’ll be guaranteed a great day of games and fun on our obstacles all for a good cause. To get an idea of the games that will be present on the day please see our Bronze Show page for details. Colourful inflatables obstacles, dressing up games, wet games, dry games, team games, relay games. If you can’t get a team together but would like to take part, we may be able to match you up with similar people to make an add-hock mixed team.
So, whether you can get a team together for Sunday 29th July or just want to come down and enjoy the atmosphere for a nice day out with the family, we’d be glad to see you there. Also, please contact us if you’d like to help out on the day as a volunteer. All help gratefully received!
Please see Contact Us for more details of the day or if you want to enter a team.
In this Blog we’ll answering some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) that teams tend to ask quite often about taking part in one of our It’s A Knockout’s. You may have been directed to this page by a charity event organiser to help them inform you of your up-and-coming Knockout day with us.
Hopefully in a logical order here are the Frequently Asked Questions we get asked.
How many people should a team consist of?
Our games are designed for teams of around ten people each. If there is ten in your team, then everyone in the team can take part in every game if they choose to. No one is forced to take part. If you have less than ten, then this is okay, but some people may have to have two “goes” on a game. We prefer mixed teams as they tend to be more “fun”.
What should we wear?
It’s best to wear something easy to move around in as you’ll be doing games that will involve inflatable obstacles. We encourage the teams to come in fancy dress as it adds extra fun into the day (and helps us identify the teams as well). However, no sharp edges please (Pirate themed teams take note!) and everyone must wear trainer type footwear on the games, no crocs, flip-flops or sandals. For ideas on fancy dress please read our Blog’s from 2017 Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017 and Fancy Dressed Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017
Can we get an idea of what the games involve?
We have different games on the sets of It’s A Knockout games. The actual games will depend on the set that the organiser has arranged. A game might involve one at a time the team collecting items through an inflatable obstacle, in which case the fastest collective time gets the most points. Or maybe the team have to transport something down a course with dropping it. To get a general idea of the games please visit our YouTube page to see some of the games in action. There are no hitting each other games or one-on-one games, it’s very much a team effort in a fun games.
What do we need to bring?
There will probably be refreshments available on the day but you may wish to bring your own. Bring a towel or change of clothes as you will get wet on the games. And bring some supporters to cheer you on!
What does Playing Your Joker mean?
On one game you can “play a Joker”. You can choose a game to get awarded double points on. At the beginning of the day we’ll explain the games you can do this on. Obviously you’ll choose the game that suits your team the best. On this game you’ll get double-points no matter what score you get. We also award bonus points if you’ve designed and brought your own Joker Card. Many teams will get together before the day and get creating with the glue, glitter and streamers to do this.
What about a Team Gazebo?
Bringing a gazebo for your teams HQ is a good idea (check with the charity organiser). Having a team HQ gazebo give you somewhere to place you effects and bits-and-bobs and also acts as a shelter form the weather (sun and rain). Once more… BONUS POINTS available for a nicely decorated gazebo.
What time should we arrive?
Ideally an hour before the games start. Allow extra time if you’re erecting a team gazebo. Sometimes days can get busy with lots of people trying to park, unloading and getting themselves sorted for the day. Better to be early and soak up the day than arrive late and miss out on some of it. Some teams have been known to arrive early to probe us for insider information about the games to get an edge on the others.
What happens if it rains?
You get wet !!! Even on a dry sunny day, you’ll get wet !!! There’s no difference.
Please let us know if you are a charity organiser and have some other Frequently Asked Questions you think should be added to the above.
The public are invited to enter teams into a charity fundraising event being held in aid of the Catherine McEwan Foundation on Saturday 12th May 2018 at the GHA Rugby Club in Giffnock, Glasgow. There’ll be lots to see and do on the day, even if you’re just a spectator attending the day just to cheer on the teams and support the charity.
If you’d like to enter a team into the It’s A Knockout games, please Contact Us for details and we’ll pass them onto the event organiser. Teams should ideally have up to 10 members in them and as in all our knockout’s, everyone, in every team, can take part in every game if they want to. The games will be from our Silver Show. As usual, we’ll also be awarding some bonus points for teams that come in funny fancy dress attire, so get creative and have some fun thinking up an apt theme for your team. Read through some of our other Blogs if you want some fancy dress ideas. A good starting point being Some Fancy Dress Costume Ideas for Its A Knockout Teams
Also, remember teams that you get to play a ‘Joker’ on one game (which will get you double points on that game), so if you’ve also designed and brought your own Joker Card you’ll get even more bonus points. So get some friends together and enter a team into this great event for a great local charity.
The day starts at 12.00 midday. There will also be refreshments, sideshows, bouncy castles for the kids and other attractions.
If you can’t make the date, but would like to enter a team into one of our charity events, then we more that are listed on our Public Events page of the website.
The general public are invited to enter teams into the Friend’s of ANCHOR charity It’s A Knockout event in Aberdeen. As usual, the event is being held over two days at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen on Saturday the 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018.
‘ANCHOR’ stands for Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy. The ANCHOR Unit covers the dedicated wards and clinics within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for oncology and haematology patients.
Previous years have been a great success for the charity and we’ve always been blessed with great and fun teams who turn up in sometimes amazing and creative fancy dress, bringing mascots, joker boards and supporters. As usual, there will be lots going on that day including side shows, refreshments, local stalls and amusements. So even if you can’t enter a team, please come and visit the event to support a great worthwhile local cause.
This years games are from our twelve game Gold Show It’s A knockout once more. We’ve got some new games in the mix this year including Kitchen Kaos, Pac Man and a new Bubble Pit, so even if you’ve entered a team into previous events, you’re sure to repeat the fun again in 2018.
So, why not get some friends together, family, workmates or colleagues and enter a team into this great charity event and we’ll se you there! Teams can be from 6 to 10 in number. A team can have more than ten members, but we can’t then guarantee that everyone will get a go on every game. Teams will be required to gain sponsorship to take part. The money going to the Friend’s of Anchor charity.
To find out more about the day please Contact Us.
The Denver Family Fun Day 2018 in Norfolk are looking for the public to enter teams into their second It’s A Knockout. This year the family funday is on Sunday 22nd July. Last years first It’s A Knockout was a great success and they are hoping to re-create the exciting atmosphere this year. Teams of up to 10 people are invited to take part in the knockout. So if you have some friends or workmates and want to be involved in a great day out, read further and Contact Us for further details.
Denver Family Fun Day
Last year 12 teams from the local community took part over the afternoon event, some coming in fancy dress which was really excellent. Some even brought their own gazebos and decorated them giving the day a nice colourful “Olympic Village” for the teams. Although at daybreak the day started out as wet and cloudy, it soon brightened up as the attractions were being built up. The teams still got wet of course…. well they were taking part in an It’s A Knockout !!!
The day starts at 11am, with lots of other family funday attractions, such as fairground rides, a dog show, refreshments and more. You can find more details on the Denver Village Family Funday Facebook page. Come on, be part of the fun in 2018 and get a team together.
If you are a charity wishing to read further about hosting a charity knockout or are looking into how an It’s A knockout is an ideal arena entertainment for a community event, you’ll find more details on our Charities Page. We have lots of other information to help, just let us know about the aims of your day and we’ll help you as much as possible. Including the Blogging, Tweeting, promotion of the day to help gain interest and exposure.
It’s with great pleasure that we invite the public to enter teams into the Pilgrim’s Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2018 on Sunday May 20th. This will be the eight It’s a Knockout held by Pilgrim’s Hospices and the fourth at Government Acre Recreation Ground in Ramsgate. As you can see from the images here that were taken at last years day, it was glorious weather, and everyone had a ball of a time.
It’s a Knockout is a fun-tastic way to support Pilgrims Hospice and help them be there for the next family that needs them. It’s a great team builder for work colleagues, family and friends alike, with laughter and fun guaranteed. Join us for a day to remember in an impressive games arena packed full of colourful, inflatable obstacles to contend with – intriguing when they’re dry and definitely challenging when wet!
This year we have some new games for you including a new inflatable slide game, a new bubble pit and Kangaroo sumo suits! Fancy having a go yourself? Get your fiends together and enter a team for a great fundraising day.
You’ll need a £50 deposit to secure your team’s place and we ask that all teams pledge to raise £500 in sponsorship (just a £50 pledge per person). All team members must be aged 16 or over.
Please Contact Us for details of the day.
Place & Time.
Pilgrim’s Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2018.
Government Acre Recreation Ground,
Kent. CT11 9NY
Sunday May 20th 2018
Day opens 11.00am
If you can’t make this event, please visit our Events Page for more similar days where the public can enter teams.
Our inflatables are a great fun addition to a Santa Run course. They are best used when placed in a consecutive line, and as you can guess, we have a wide variety of different shaped inflatable obstacles that we can use. The images in this blog were taken as one such Run held in Cambridge this year where 250 fancy dressed Santa’s took part.
The course was laid out as part of a 5k run (which was twice round a laid out circuit). The “Santa’s” negotiated the inflatable course twice as part of their run which was held in aid of a local charity.
The course added a great visual element to the event. There was also the opportunity for a Santa Time Trail to find the “Fastest Santa” on the inflatable course. Many charities now hold these events which are a great fundraiser for local causes.
Above you can see the Santa’s taking part in their pre-run warm-up before setting off on the 5k course. If you would like details of how our inflatables could be used for an inflatable course, please Contact Us to find out more.
Reflecting over some of the many charity events that we’ve ran this year, and after browsing through the many-many photo’s we have collected along the way. Here is a short blog showing images of just some of the charity It’s A Knockout teams from a fundraising event held in Aberdeen back in August for the Friends of Anchor charity.
Around 60 teams took part in the fundraising event with there also being lots of other attractions and refreshment stands present for the viewing public. It’s always great when the teams come in fancy dress because not only is it funny and adds a fun visual element to the day and games, but also it helps us with the scoring of the games themselves.
We took our 12 game Gold Show to Hazlehead Park for the event and as you can see from the images, some of the teams had some great fancy dress costumes and ideas. It’s the fifth year we’ve ran the games for Friends of Anchor and it’s always been a great event and well supported affair.
To see some of the great games from our Gold Show, please go to our Gold Show It’s A Knockout Page for details. The 12 games are usually ran in two half’s, with Part 1 having 6 dry games, and Part 2 having 6 wet games, there’s lots of different colourful inflatables, costumes, fun and excitement for the teams to enjoy whilst raising money for charity.
Please contact us if you’d like details of how our games can be used for charity fundraising events. Also remember to check out some of our earlier blogs for details of other charity ideas, events and information.
Ideas for some Fancy Dressed Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017.
Over the last few months our It’s A knockout shows have been travelling the UK providing great fundraising events for charity days and town shows alike. Along the way, every now-and-then, we’ve collected a few pictures of the teams that have taken part. So for a bit of fun, we’re going to share some of the great costume themes that the teams have come along as. If you’re taking part in an It’s A Knockout, use them as inspiration for your knockout day out !
We love when teams come along in fancy dress. It adds colour to a day and helps us with team identification and so the scoring of the games. Examples shown here include themes such as “Super Hero’s” where the team has simply gone to eBay or Amazon and simply bought some costume attire (or gone to Primark for some Onesies), and other teams where a little more thought and inventiveness has been entered into.
Some teams just simply get specially printed t-shirts made (maybe with a company name on them), and some go way-overboard and create wild and wacky fancy dress along with Joker Cards, Mascots and themed gazebos. Little touches for costumes such as tutu’s, grass skirts, funny wigs and accessories are easy to add.
The things to remember are…
1. It’s got to be functional, you’ll be climbing through inflatables and doing games.
2. No sharp edges please (sorry Pirate teams, but no swords).
3. No full face or full limb face-painting as it leaves coloured streaks on our It’s A Knockout inflatables (Sorry blue Smurf teams and yellow Minion teams).
For more team images and inspiration please visit our Flickr page.