Guinness World Record attempt and fun day

World record cats

On Sunday 14 May, Blue Cross will be attempting to set the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as cats, and we need your help!

What is the Blue Cross world record attempt?

We want to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as cats. We need 500 willing supporters of all ages to dress as cats on the day to help us set the world record. 

Our world record attempt will take place at Blue Cross Burford rehoming centre, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon OX18 4PF.

How do I take part?

The first step is to register by clicking on the link below and let us know you’re taking part.  We will then send you your welcome pack which is full of information and tips for the day.  Then you get to put together your fantastic cat costume.

On the day, simply turn up and sign in by 11:30am then wait for further instructions.

We have to give lots of evidence to prove we’ve broken the world record, so there will be photography and filming taking place, stewards counting you in and out of the area, and we all have to be within the world record area for five minutes for the record to count. Don’t worry though, we’ll be keeping you entertained throughout!

What are the criteria for dressing up as a cat?

To be counted as part of the Guinness World Record attempt, your costume will need to be:

  • a full head to toe costume
  • include ears, tail and whiskers (whiskers may be painted on)
  • recognisable as a cat

When you register you will receive a programme which will include all of these details for you.


What else is going on?

We have a fantastic family fun day planned, so for family and friends not taking part in the record there will be stalls, fun fair and all sorts going on. Once we’ve smashed the world record, there will be plenty more to keep you entertained!

You can enter our Big Blue Bake Off, judged by former Masterchef contestant and cookery school owner Alexis Thompson, and be in with a chance to win a fabulous day at her cookery school.  Then you’ll get the chance to eat all that amazing cake with our Paws for Tea party. 

Throughout the day there will be stalls to explore, games to play, live music and more.

What will it cost?

The world record attempt itself is completely free to take part in.

We are asking for £1 entry donation to the fun day as a whole, for everyone over the age of 16.

Entry into the Big Blue Bake Off is £3 per class. Contestants will need to donate their cake to the Paws for Tea party after the competition so that everyone can enjoy your efforts and raise money for the centre.

How do I sign up?

To register please click on the link below and complete the form.  If you wish to register a large group (six or more) please email [email protected]

You will be able to find regular updates, answers to frequently asked questions and information on our Facebook event page.

If you have any questions before registering, or in general then please contact us by emailing [email protected]

Cat playing

Our Sponsors

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for helping make this all possible.

  • Aston & James

  • Marriots with Richard James

  • Oxford Gene Technology 

  • Witney Business & Innovation Centre

— Page last updated 16/06/2017