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Welcome to Carnival Day!

The day is finally here for the 2019 Birchwood Carnival!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to Birchwood Forest Park from 12 noon today.

Download your carnival map here and see the main arena running order below:

Timetable for 2019 Carnival

Remember – there is only parking at the Forest Park for blue badge holders.  We’d love you to walk to the event but if you must drive then please use the free car park on Cavendish Avenue.

We hope you enjoy your day and all the free activities!

The Carnival Committee

Reminder of parking arrangements

A reminder that there is parking for blue badge holders only at the Forest Park for tomorrow’s Carnival.

If possible please walk to the event but if you must drive there is free parking available on Birchwood Park, only a ten minute walk from the event.  If you drive to the Forest Park and you are not a blue badge holder you will be directed to the main car park – download the map from the link below:

Directions to main carnival car park

Directions to main car park

Your headline Carnival acts: Eagles & Vultures and the Van Buren Variety Show!

A reminder of the headline main arena acts at your Carnival on Sunday afternoon…

Eagle & Vulture show

The Van Buren Variety Show

…plus free attractions including a climbing wall, gladiator joust, rodeo bull, Ranger Rob’s Animal Experience and more!

There’s also Silcock’s Funfair (charges apply) and a range of food vendors and stalls to browse!

Free activities at this year’s Carnival

Entry to Sunday’s Carnival is free and here are some of the activities provided free of charge for you to enjoy!

  • Climbing wall
  • Gladiator joust
  • Rodeo bull
  • Circus workshop
  • Punch & Judy
  • Magic show
  • Ferret petting corner
  • Ranger Rob’s Animal Experience
  • Local history exhibition
  • Craft and charity stalls

The fun starts at noon with the procession and official opening around 1pm – see you there!

Ranger Rob’s Animal Experience – another free carnival attraction!

It’s only two weeks to Birchwood Carnival 2019 and time to introduce another free attraction, new for this year!

Ranger Rob’s Animal Experience is a petting zoo with a difference!  Come and learn about reptiles, spiders, snakes and more.  You may even be able to hold them (where appropriate).

You’ll find Ranger Rob’s Animal Experience in the marquee.

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