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Families across Billingham are invited to celebrate the summer with a traditional Summer Fete in the Town Centre on Saturday 30th July from 11am to 4pm.

To kick start the school summer holidays in style, the centre management team has organised a range of traditional summer games, including Hook a Duck, Hoopla and a Coconut Shy. There will also be fairground rides, a bouncy castle, and face painter on hand to entertain the whole family and children will be able to enjoy free pony rides. Roberts Family Butchers will be running a BBQ for those wanting to make a real day of it.

Stockton International Riverside Festival will also be bringing some street theatre performances from Pif Paf to the Town Centre. There will be three performances at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm of ‘The Flycycle’, an interactive show that invites families to go on a journey aboard the famous traveling machine. Simply find the departure lounge in the Town Centre and you’ll be whisked off on a journey with Captain Bigshot.

Tony Donnelly, Town Centre Manager, said: “We wanted to kick start the summer holidays with a real traditional summer event. Our Summer Fete promises to be a real day out for the whole family. From our traditional fairground games to pony rides around the town square, it really will be a fun-packed afternoon. We’ve also teamed up with SIRF to bring some exciting street theatre performances, so look out for The Flycycle on the day. We hope members of the local community will come and join this free family-fun event.”

Organised by St. Modwen, which owns and manages the town centre, the event is part of the ongoing work to revitalise the centre, making it a vibrant place to shop, relax and live. For more information about the revitalisation of Billingham Town Centre and upcoming events please visit the Facebook Page (Billingham Town Centre).