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Posted 31 July 2017

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It's almost time for the Ongo Carnival

In just a few days, the Ongo Carnival will be coming to town.

On Wednesday 2 August, we are holding a free carnival in Scunthorpe and everyone is invited.

It starts at 11am until 3pm and takes place at Manor Park, Burringham Road, Scunthorpe.

Last year saw record numbers of people attending the Carnival, with over 1,500 people enjoying the fun free family day out. With it being our 10th anniversary this year, the aim is to make it the biggest and best carnival yet.

There will be lots of free activities including; bouncy castles, inflatable assault courses, a mini petting zoo, retro fairground stalls, face painting, birds of prey, circus workshops and trampolines.

There are a number of activities at the carnival which are brand new for 2017 to make it an even bigger event. There will be a climbing wall and Velcro wall, a mini Olympics challenge for children to take part in, a football challenge and Lincs Squad will be doing cycling demonstrations throughout the day. Our Choose to Reuse Team will also be holding a second hand book, DVD and CD stall so be sure to visit them to pick up a bargain.

There will also be demonstrations taking place throughout the day. Here is the timetable of demonstrations:

  • 11am - Ruby Twirl Stars
  • 11.30am – Brigg Kick Boxing & Martial Arts
  • 12noon – Ongo staff challenge
  • 12.30pm – Kimberley Performing Arts
  • 1.00pm – Field of Dreams dog display
  • 1.30pm – Cheerleading
  • 2.00pm – Scunthorpe & District Pipe Band
  • 3.00pm – Balloon launch

There will also be lots of Ongo information stands who will be joined by other local organisations. Some of the organisations that will be attending include; North Lindsey College, North Lincolnshire Council, Tour of Britain team, Crosby Community Association, Westcliff Drop In Centre and of course lots of our staff on hand to offer advice and support.

There will be a number of food outlets where lunch can be purchased, including a jacket potato van, pizza truck, fish & chips, burgers, german sausages and an ice cream van.

Wendy Wolfe, Customer Engagement Manager, said: “We’re all getting very excited for the carnival now, and we hope to see lots of people there. The great thing about the day is that it the majority of activities are completely free, other than buying your own lunch. If it’s a nice day, there will be plenty of room to bring a picnic which could be a great way of saving money and making it an even better value family day out.

“New for this year we have introduced the option to pre-register for the carnival so you can avoid the long queues at the registration area on the day. If you go on our website and fill out the quick form, you will be able to fast track and get into the carnival even quicker.”

To pre-register, click here. This is not compulsory and you can still turn up on the day without registering beforehand.

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