Fun in the Park is a series of events aimed at children between 3 to 8 years, which takes place in 8 of our parks during the school summer holidays, the fun starts at 11 am – 3 pm. The event is organised by Great Aycliffe Town Council and provides free entertainment to families. There will be food vans and ice cream vans which will incur a fee. Please see the schedule for 2023:
|Wednesday||26th July 2023||Town Centre Park|
|Friday||28th July 2023||St Oswald’s Park|
|Wednesday||2nd August 2023||Woodham Park ****CANCELLED****|
|Friday||4th August 2023||OakLeaf Sports Complex|
|Wednesday||9th August 2023||Moore Lane Park|
|Friday||11th August 2023||Horndale Park|
|Wednesday||16th August 2023||Aycliffe Village Park|
|Friday||18th August 2023||Simpasture Park|
The schedule for Fun in the Parks 2023
Town Centre Park – Mr Twister and Highlight Disco will be entertaining the children in the marquee, there will be fairground rides including a funhouse, small ferris wheel, tea cups and bumpy carz, there will also be an inflatable playbed and slide, along with a climbing wall. We will also be entertained with big bubbles fun. St Mary’s Church has kindly given their permission for people attending the event to use their car park.
St Oswald’s Park – Mr Twister will be entertaining the children in the marquee, there will be 2 x small fairground rides and clown around inflatable. Dinosaurs will be roaming freely in the park, so get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Additional car parking will be available in the football field next to the park, please follow the signs on the day.
Woodham Park – This is our adventure park, aimed at children 8 to 14 years, get ready for a wild ride. We will have a large inflatable assault course, bungee trampolines, go-carts, crazy golf, climbing wall, orienteering and den building. Local Car Parks. ****CANCELLED**** Due to adverse weather conditions
Oak Leaf Sports Complex Park – This is our animal themed park, Mr Twister will be entertaining the children in the marquee, with is amazing balloons and magic show, there will be 2 x small fairground rides and a large inflatable assault course. The animal flyer will be popping along with their llamas, goats, pony and many more creatures. There will also be donkey rides which are always a firm favourite! Please click on link for car park information.
Moore Lane Park – This is our circus themed park, Mr Twister will be entertaining the children in the marquee, there will be circus entertainers providing a workshop giving children the opportunity to learn circus skills and entertaining the crowds with their amazing talent. There will be two small fairground rides, shuggy boats and the clown around inflatable. The children will also be able to have fun with big bubbles!
Horndale Park – Mr Twister will be entertaining the children in the marquee, there will be 2 x small fairground rides and an inflatable slide. We will be receiving a visit from Anna and Elsa, there will also be a Frozen themed hunt! So why not come along and have your photo taken with Anna and Elsa!
Aycliffe Village Park – Mr Twister will be amazing all the children with his fantastic balloons and magic show. There will be 2 small fairground rides, a large inflatable slide and a fun hunt to take part in.
Simpasture Park – This is our last park and we are going out with a bang! Mr Twister will be entertaining the children in the marquee, there will be 2 small fairground rides, a fun house and a large inflatable slide. We will also be receiving a visit from your favorite superheroes.
Please note height and age restrictions apply to inflatables, fairground rides, climbing wall and bungee trampolines