Various dates and venues to choose from

Welcome to Messathon - the ultimate family challenge

Messathon is the perfect family day out.

Get ready for the perfect family day out. Messathon is the 2.5km obstacle course set in some of the UK's most scenic outdoor venues. It's messy, muddy fun and a chance for families to get out and get active together.

Aimed at families with children aged 4+, your team of Messathletes (young and old) will splatter through mud, swoosh along the water slide and scramble over hay bales. Once you've finished the course, you can enjoy the attractions at our spectacular venues.

Registration costs just £15.50 for adults and £9.50 for children. And the best bit is that every penny you raise - through your registration fee and sponsorship - will help us be there for children.

Simply book your place at one of the venues below. If you'd like to know more, call 0203 772 9720 or email us for more information.

Our Messathon venues


Date: 3 June, 2017

Venue: Frimley Lodge Park, Guildford, GU16 6HY

Attractions: 24 hectares of unspoilt natural beauty with woodland, picnic areas, playgrounds, miniature railway and pitch & putt course

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Date: 29 July, 2017

Venue: Blaise Castle Estate, BS10 7QS

Attractions: A 650 acre registered parkland including the castle, museum, picnic area, cafe, children's play area and dairy garden

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Date: 19 August, 2017

Venue: Aldenham Country Park, Elstree, WD6 3BA

Attractions: Woodland walks, children's educational farm, indoor play barn, adventure playground, pony rides and Winnie the Pooh's house!

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The Messathon course

What our Messathletes are saying...

"My daughter's really looking forward to the obstacle course. She's even doing a sponsored bike ride to raise money!"

"We're fundraising by de-cluttering the garage for a garage sale. So I guess we're cleaning up... to get messy?"

"My son can't wait for the event. We even made some of the messy mudcakes to sell at school. They went down a treat!"

Fundraising ideas just for you

It's time to get sponsored!

Whether it's a bake sale or a sponsored silence, we've got loads of ideas to get you started.

Start fundraising

Interested in volunteering?

Messathon needs YOU! 

We're looking for volunteers to be part of one of the most exciting events of the summer.

Become a volunteer

Fundraising materials

Does your sponsorship need a boost?

Order balloons, collection boxes and other NSPCC materials to bring your fundraising to life.

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