This is a sponsored article on behalf of Chestertons Polo in the Park.
Pimm's, picnic lunches, and polo — all key ingredients of a quintessentially English summer. But don't go thinking you need to trek out to the home counties to make the most of the hotter weather: Chestertons Polo in the Park's got it covered.
This June, the three day sporting spectacle returns to Fulham's luscious Hurlingham Park for its tenth birthday and what will undoubtedly be an unmissable summer celebration. As well as three daily matches from the world's finest polo talent, there's music, plenty of food and drink, and even the chance to indulge in a cheeky shopping spree.
From Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June, teams from across the world go mallet to mallet in one of Europe's largest and most popular polo tournaments.
The thrills begin on International Friday, with Flannels England Team competing against ICM.com Team Australia. Saturday is Ladies Day (AKA the ultimate summer social, and a fantastic excuse to dress up), and Sunday offers entertainment for the whole family — kids included — plus the chance to see which team emerges victorious in the tournament's grand finale.
If you need to cool off in the midst of that high octane sporting action, there's a brilliant choice of tipples available.
A-lister favourite Mahiki serves its iconic pineapple cocktails from its pop-up tiki bar and, for those partial to a G&T, the Fever-Tree Garden and Slingsby Cocktail Bar are the places to be. If you're feeling especially extravagant, the Champagne Lanson Garden has all the fizz you need. And because no summer party would be complete without Pimm's, there's a red double-decker bus on site serving up the boozy, fruity goodness. Just don't forget to line your stomach with some street food from the Grazing Paddock first.
Oh, and how could we forget about the Luxury Shopping Village? It's sure to help you nail that preppy polo aesthetic throughout the season.
With spectacular sport, champagne and (hopefully) plenty of sun, Polo in the Park is your chance to say hello to summer in style. Day tickets cost £30 for adults, £20 for 11-15-year-olds, and kids aged ten and under go free. Here's a quick glimpse of what you can expect: