All the fun of the fair at community fun day

Youngsters enjoy a previous Fairfield Fun Day.
Youngsters enjoy a previous Fairfield Fun Day.

All the fun of the fair takes place this weekend when the Fairfield Association once again host their biennial fun day.

The event, on Saturday, July 5 between noon and 5pm, will be held at the play area on Fairfield Green at the end of Sibsey Street and Wingate Saul Road.

All the usual stalls and games will be present as the Fairfield Association faithfully recreates the village fȇete atmosphere that has entertained people from across Lancaster since 1996.

Andrew Brennand, chairman of the Fairfield Association, said: “We always have a fantastic time, whatever the weather.

“This year is just that extra bit special since we are celebrating the fact that the nature reserve has expanded from 16 to 50 acres.

“We are not planning to rest on our laurels though – as well as celebrating the past we have our eyes firmly fixed on the future.

“Come along to learn more about the Fairfield Nature Reserve and what our plans are for extending the network of paths through it.”

Families use the playground on Fairfield Green throughout the year, but the biennial Fun Day is a chance for the community to come together at the start of the summer and celebrate this special corner of the city.

With this in mind, entertainment calculated to appeal to everyone – young and old.

There will be games for a wide variety of ages. Stalls selling craft items, allotment produce and books will be present.

For those with an appetite, barbecue, teas, cakes and ice-creams will be available.

Local musicians will be helping the association to celebrate their 18th anniversary by providing a range of music and newly formed Fairfield Kids’ Choir will be performing for the first time.

Mick Short, a trustee of the charity, said: “Charities like ours always need funds, but this year with funds to raise to open up the new land to the public, we need people’s help even more.

“By coming along to Fun Day you will contribute to this – and hopefully have a great time too.”

All funds raised will help towards the Fairfield Association’s mission of protecting and improving green spaces in Lancaster.