Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale July 2

Fun for all the family as Fairlop Fair returns today

09:00 05 July 2014

Actors at last year

Actors at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Archant

An action-packed attraction full of fun for all the family returns today.

Plate spinning at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Ron Jeffries]Plate spinning at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Ron Jeffries]

Fairlop Waters Country Park is staging its third annual Fairlop Fair, which is inspired by a historical fair which took place at the site for 150 years.

More than 5,000 people turned out at last year’s event and it is hoped even more will come along today.

The park will be divided into different zones containing activities for adults and children alike.

One of the highlights will be the Fairlop Arena, which will feature performances from the Woodford Choir, Roding Primary School Choir, the Valentines Singers and the Chingford Morris Men, who will also be running a workshop.

Bicycle Ballet will be running a session called Strictly Cycling, which will include a combination of cycling and movement, and visitors are encouraged to bring along their best Alice in Wonderland costumes to the Redbridge Cafe for a series of Mad Hatter tea parties.

Over at the Pooch Tent, Catwalk Pets will be hosting a dogs’ fashion show, which will display the latest pet accessories.

There will also be a pop-up shop and Doggy’s Delights will be manning a mobile grooming salon.

An array of activities will be available at the fair’s Village Green, including psychic readings, fairground rides, a football area manned by Redbridge Football Club players and entertainment from Redbridge Music Lounge.

Other zones will include the Story Boat for children, the Tour de France-themed Cycle Wheel, the Silver Wheels Roller Disco, Back to Nature and an arts and crafts marquee.

The fair is from 11am to 6pm at the site in Forest Road, Barkingside, which is run by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure.

For more details visit Redbridge Council’s website.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:00
Heybridge Way, Leyton, where Hassan Chaudhry drove it Pc Shopland. Photo: Google Maps

A former economics lecturer, from South Woodford, who drove into a policeman during a botched getaway has been jailed for 16 months.

Yesterday, 17:21
Wanstead Rugby Club players at the unveiling of an

Sportsmen have paid tribute to former members of their team who were killed in warfare.

Yesterday, 15:40
Action from the schools bike polo tournament in Hainault

Fancy yourself as the next Bradley Wiggins, but also like hitting a ball with a stick - bike polo is the sport you have been waiting for.

Yesterday, 14:39
A plane landing. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

More than 100 people are set to miss out on their holidays after a travel agent went into liquidation.

Most read news

Competitions

Tansy the pony from the Chigwell Riding Centre for Special Needs visited Bancroft's Preparatory School on their charity day

A very special guest visited the children at a school in Woodford Green last week.

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder