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Fun day will be biggest yet

Bread and Butter Green Fingered folk - street theatre which will be part of a family fun day at the Memorial Park

Bread and Butter Green Fingered folk - street theatre which will be part of a family fun day at the Memorial Park

Fleetwood Memorial Park is staging its biggest ever Family Fun Day to celebrate the park’s £2.4m restoration and Love Parks Week.

Exciting new street theatre, circus artists and lively puppets will combine with traditional favourites including Punch and Judy and the Bulldog Gymnastics Display Team for the big event on Saturday, July 26.

Coun Vivien Taylor, cabinet member with responsibility for parks said: “All the work being undertaken at Memorial Park is of great value to the whole community.

“Many people have happy memories of the park and it brings much enjoyment but this event is also a chance for others to reacquaint themselves, discover for the first time or perhaps introduce a new generation to it.

“I hope lots of people come along to our event and even get involved in the project.

A comical take on Gardeners’ Question Time with experts from Leek FM and a musical wheelbarrow, a theatre show that takes place inside a surprisingly long pig and a pair of tiny adventurers from the country of Oblivia are just some of the delights you can expect to see.

A First World War musical wagon will pay homage to the park’s heritage and with feathery friends from Barn Owl Bill, face painting, bouncy castle, there will be plenty going on.

Michelle Hargreaves from the Friends of Memorial Park said: “Along with the usual events - raffle, tombola, Punch and Judy, face painting, archery, Barn Owl Bill and vegan outreach - I’m looking forward to seeing the street theatre this year.”

Love Parks Week from July 25 to August 3 is a national celebration of parks and green spaces that aims to highlight how essential quality green spaces are to communities.

The event takes place on Saturday 26 July from 11am to 4pm and entry is free.

 

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