Fun in the Parks 2022

Fun in the Park is our carousel event which takes place in 8 of our parks over 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. Please see the schedule for 2022:

Day Date Park
Wednesday 27 July 2022 Town Centre Park
Friday 29 July 2022 St Oswald’s Park
Wednesday 03 August 2022 Woodham Park
Friday 05 August 2022 OakLeaf Sports Complex
Wednesday 10 August 2022 Moore Lane Park
Friday 12 August 2022 Horndale Park
Wednesday 17 August 2022 Aycliffe Village Park
Friday 19 August 2022 Simpasture Park

Face Painter/Face Glitter – We are introducing a new system to avoid long queues, parents will be issued with a ticket for their child, ticket numbers will be written on a board in front of the face painter, so you know when it’s your child’s turn. Please note there will be a limited number of tickets issued per session to avoid disappointment.

The schedule for Fun in the Parks 2022

Town Centre Park – Mr Twister and Magician Marvin will be entertaining the children in the marquee, two face painters, face glitter art, fair ground rides including a Funhouse, small ferris wheel, tea cups and bumpy carz there will also be an inflatable playbed and slide. Larger equipment includes bungee trampolines and climbing wall. We will be receiving a visit from the Paw Patrol characters and children will be entertained with big bubbles fun.

St Oswald’s Park – Mr Twister and Magician Marvin will be entertaining the children in the marquee, there will be a face painter, 2 x small fairground rides, clown around inflatable. Bring any poorly teddy bears along to our teddy bear surgery, we will also be receiving a visit from Oakey our larger than life bear, who will be taking part in our bear hunt. Why not bring along a picnic to enjoy with your teddy bears!

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, unclimbable ladder, cave bus and climbing wall. 

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, circus sideshows will be bringing along their racing giraffes, there will be a face painter, 2 x small fairground rides, the animal flyer will be popping along with their llama, goats, pony and many more creatures. There will be donkey rides and Mickey & Minnie mouse will also be paying us a visit, a great opportunity for a selfie! 

Moore Lane Park – This is our circus themed park, Mr Twister will be entertaining the children in the marquee, circus sideshows will be bringing along their amazing flea circus, children will have the opportunity to learn circus skills. There will be a face painter, two small fairground rides, bungee trampolines and the clown around inflatable. The children will also be entertained with big bubbles fun!

Horndale Park – Mr Twister and Magician Marvin will be entertaining the children in the marquee, there will be a face painter, 2 x small fairground rides and the playbed inflatable. 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. Eileen and Joe will be entertaining the children in the marquee with their remarkable ventriloquist show. There will be a face painter, 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 along with a Pirate Puppet Show, there will be 2 face painters, 2 small fairground rides and a large inflatable slide.

Please note height and age restrictions apply to inflatables, fairground rides, cave bus, climbing wall and bungee trampolines

Postcodes for Fun in the Park locations