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Summer festivals return to Mansfield

Posted onPosted on 15th Jul
Summer festivals return to Mansfield

Mansfield District Council is preparing to kick-start the school holidays with the first of three summer festivals.

The first event takes place on Wednesday 27 July from 10am to 3pm at King George V Park, Black Scotch Lane, Mansfield.

The event is packed with fun, free entertainment for all the family – including the dog!

Visitors can enjoy arena attractions including a fun dog show where beloved pets can have a go at musical sits, find it challenges and egg and spoon races for the chance to win rosettes. The council’s dog control team are also on hand to offer advice on responsible dog ownership- you can even have a selfie taken with Scoop Dog.

There are also arts and craft activities to take part in, as well as reptiles to see and handle and face painting for all to enjoy. If you are thinking of learning a new skill, there is the chance to tackle the climbing wall and have a pony ride around the enclosure.

Then there are giant garden games, a circus workshops, maypole dancing and parachute games- just a few of the exciting activities coming up in the arena and marquee this summer. There are also some hands on bird box and bug hotel making activities provided by Maun Conservation Group, as well as information stands and quizzes to educate the community about topical issues.

Representatives from various council departments including Environmental Health, Leisure and Community Safety will also be available to answer questions and give advice.

Whilst all the fun goes on, take some time out to sit and relax at the band gazebo and be entertained with live music from Dammit Jack and the May Pole Good Time Band. When they’re not playing check out the famous Punch and Judy show for lots of laughs. Don’t forget to pick up a free sports water bottle and Frisbee too (whilst stocks last).

Most activities are free but some will require a small donation so be sure to bring some cash. There will also be food and drink stalls including The Rustic Crust pizza oven and Snow cones and Shakes.

Parking on site may be very limited, so please walk or use public transport if possible. If you choose to travel by bicycle, bring it to Dr Bikes for free servicing including safety checks, puncture repairs, brake repairs and gear setting.

Cllr Andrew Tristram, Mansfield District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “The King George V park is the first of three Summer Festivals that will take place over the summer holidays. It’s a great opportunity to spend some time out with the family in our parks and take part in some fun activities. Bring your friends and family for a great day out- Don’t forget the dog!”

The next festivals are at Titchfield Park, Mansfield, on Wednesday 10 August and Carr Lane Park, Warsop on Wednesday 24 August. All the events are from 10am to 3pm.

Full details are available online at