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Birchwood's annual Carnival took place on Sunday, 3rd June 2018.
It was a brilliant event, held on a hot sunny day, attended by thousands of people from Warrington and beyond.
The carnival began with a procession led by the Chair of Birchwood Town Council, Cllr Ian Atkin, accompanied by the uplifting sound of Karamba Samba.The varied attractions on offer during the day proved a great draw for people of all ages. The free displays on offer included the Blackrock Llama Display Team, Karamba Samba, Vale Royal Falconry, Northern Starr and Inspire Schools of Dance, local history displays, fun dog show and a Punch and Judy show all taking place whilst carnival go'ers sat and soaked up the atmosphere.
For the more adventurous thrill seekers there was a rodeo bull and a climbing wall as well as the traditional fairground.
The stilt wearing pirate Bubbleologist, donkey rides and the circus workshop delighted younger children and adults alike.
Food and drink vendors, including the Friends of Birchwood Forest Park café, made sure there was a great selection of refreshments on offer for people to enjoy.
Cllr Ian Atkin, Chair of Birchwood Town Council, said ” I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to making today’s carnival such a success. The team of volunteers who’ve worked all year behind the scenes as well as on the day doing the unglamorous jobs like litter picking and marshalling the car park, as well as Warrington Borough Council’s Ranger Service, Birchwood Lions, Friends of Birchwood Forest Park, those on the Carnival Committee, my fellow Councillors and Town Council staff.”
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