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Thatcham Family Fun Day will be its ‘biggest yet’

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SUNDAY'S Thatcham Family Fun Day is due to be the “biggest yet”, with a selection of new attractions and record number of stall holders.

The town council-run event, which follows a Platinum Jubilee theme, will bring new attractions from a diverse musical programme to a dance zone.

From juggling to circus tricks, there will be plenty to see and do in the children’s entertainment zone. Balloonatics will be putting on a balloon show as well as Punch & Judy.

The Thatcham Family Fun Day is back
The Thatcham Family Fun Day is back

Jump on the Ferris Wheel, dodgems or bouncy castle at The James Danter funfair, which will be on site with a variety of attractions.

Children can get creative with the royal arts and crafts, meet princesses and enter a fancy dress competition.

Thatcham mayor Jeff Brooks said: “As part of the Platinum Jubilee year I am looking forward to the Kings and Queens, Prince and Princesses fancy dress competition and I will be judging the winner of this at 3.15pm in the dance zone.”

Map of this years activities. Picture: Thatcham Town Council
Map of this years activities. Picture: Thatcham Town Council

The Queen’s birthday coincides with the birth of the story of Mary Poppins, who will be attending with her famous chimney sweep friend Bert.

The mayor added: “The dance zone itself is a new attraction with a full programme of activity which will include come and try classes from 11.15am onwards.

“I will also be judging the Rotary Club of Thatcham and District Classic Car show at 2.30pm.

“This is always a successful feature of Thatcham Family Fun Day.”

Those who want to try something new can try their hand at musical drumming, and animal lovers can visit the birds of prey at the petting farm or enter their pooches into the dog show.

Food from all corners of the world will be available from Thai, pizza, crepes, and even a hog roast.

More information can be found on the town council's website and Facebook page.

It has asked that attendees consider environmentally-friendly alternatives to driving as the car park fills up quickly.

This year there is a cycle zone with bike lock area as well as a bike repair area and cycle activities courtesy of Newbury Velo and Newbury Road Club.

Thames Valley Police will be providing a free bike security marking service.

The event on June 26 will take place at the Henwick Worthy Sports Ground from 11am -4pm.

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