Fairlop Fair returns today for fourth year

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 July 2015

Ellie Gibb has her face painted by Emma Japry at last year's Fairlop Fair

Ellie Gibb has her face painted by Emma Japry at last year's Fairlop Fair


Organisers are hoping the heavy showers forecast for won’t keep the crowds away from today’s Fairlop Fair.

For the fourth year running Fairlop Waters Country Park will host the popular outdoor event which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the borough and beyond.

Once again, the park will be divided into different zones and a huge stage bus will be parked in Fairlop Arena hosting live performances from local entertainers.

New for this year is the Craft Jungle Pod in the Children’s Zone where youngsters can have their face painted and make their own headdress and mask for the parade at 4pm.

Other activities include traditional fairground rides, children’s theatre, WW1 storytelling, magical bubble tricks and the Wildlife Express Train as well as a gingerbread man competition, with prizes for best decorated biscuit.

Members of Redbridge Music Lounge will also be performing outside the Club House by the lake.

Temperatures are predicted to reach 25C but there is some risk of scattered thundery showers.

The fair, which is run by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure, runs from 11am to 6pm and entry is free. The charge for car parking is £3.


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