Spring Alfa Day 2012 sponsored by TH White of Cirencester

David Faithful
11 February 2012
Club News

Spring Alfa Day is being held this year on Sunday 29th of April 2012 at the Cotswold Wildlife Park; the Park is located 2 miles south of Burford, Oxfordshire, on the A361. Burford is mid way between Oxford and Cheltenham on the A40. The postcode for use with satellite navigation is OX18 4JP

We are pleased to annouce that local Alfa Romeo dealer TH WHITE Ltd of Tetbury Road, Cirencester are kindly sponsoring this year's event, and will be in attendance with some examples of the current Alfa Romeo range of models. We would like to thank them for their support.

We have secured a large grass parking area next to all the amenities, as well as the attractions of the venue and we are trying to encourage section parking with each section organising a theme for their parking area. The theme is up to you and we would ask those Section Secretaries who wish to take part to advise Nick Wright (manager@aroc-uk.com Tel 07753 857029) of the amount of car parking space they require and confirm that they will have a member of their section  there at the start of the day to assist with parking. There will also be limited register parking, by invitation. There will be a prize for the best display chosen by the honorary club chairman, Mr James Wheeler.

All other parking will be in a mixed Alfa model car park, anyone not in an Alfa will be asked to park in the adjacent public parking area.

The Club Shop will be presenting its 2012 collection of AROC merchandise and the event will be supported by a number of trade and private stands offering parts, accessories, literature and models.

The gates will open at 0930 hrs and Spring Alfa Day will finish at 1600 hrs.

Ticket Prices

Pre-paid tickets: 

  • £9.50  per adult
  • Children FREE
  • £9.00  per adult over 65

On the day tickets:

  • £13.00 per adult
  • £9.00 per child (3-16 years incl)
  • £9.00  per adult over 65

Please download and use the booking form linked from the bottom of this page, or email manager@aroc-uk.com for a copy.

Other Attractions

The Wildlife Park is divided into four sections each with its own team of keepers to care for the animals in those areas; The Birds Section, The Primates and Small Mammals section, The Large Mammals and Farmyard animals and the Herpetology Section which includes the Reptiles and Insects.

As well as many areas to picnic there is a restaurant and snack kiosks on site. Dogs on leads are allowed into outdoor areas of the park.

For full details of what to see and all the facilities available at the Cotswold Wildlife Park please visit their website. www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

A pdf of the site can be downloaded here www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/pdfs/cotswold-plan.pdf and we will be parked in the area marked in yellow “Map of Cotswold Wildlife Park”


The area around Burford is a popular holiday destination and is well served with hotels, B&B’s and guest houses. The Cotswolds.org website www.the-cotswolds.org and the Cotswold Tourist information website http://www.cotswolds.info both have a wealth of information about the area and links to find accommodation.

There is a Travelodge nearby www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/info?hotelId=80

For those wishing to use a caravan or campervan to stay in the area there are a couple of local sites; the nearest is the Burford Caravan Club Site which is opposite the entrance to the Wildlife Park. Address; Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JJ . For full details go to the Caravan Club website and search for Burford. www.caravanclub.co.uk

The Wysdom Touring Park, Burford School, Burford, OX18 4JG (adults only) is also nearby. See thegrownupsguide.co.uk/Wysdom_Touring_Park.htm for full details.

Entry to Site

The AROC Cotswold Section will be organising entry to the site, guiding you to the main parking areas and hope to welcome many of you to our area.

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