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It’s Carnival Day!

Carnival 2018 is finally here and it’s a beautiful day!

The event starts at 12 noon with the procession leaving the games area at 12:40, the official opening (followed by Karamba Samba) at 1pm and the first llama display at 1:30pm.  The full timetable for the main arena is here.

Please walk rather than drive if you can, car parking is limited (overflow parking is available at Risley Moss)

Enjoy your day!

Important reminder: Birchwood Carnival 2018 ♥ Llamas

You don’t want to miss our headline attraction at Birchwood Carnival this year – the Blackrock Llama Display Team!

Llamas not your thing?  There’s loads more going on at Birchwood Forest Park on Sunday!

Karamba Samba

Vale Royal Falconry


Rodeo Bull

Donkey Rides

Climbing Wall

Circus Skills Workshop

Magic Shows

Fun Dog Show

Ferret Walking

Northern Starr Dance

Inspire School of Dance

Local History Displays

A range of food outlets and ice cream

A variety of charity, craft and commercial stalls to visit, including fun games and activities

Check out our (WWII) guns at Carnival 2018

25 pounder Second World War gun setAn original Second World War 25 pounder gun set will be on static display at this year’s carnival.

Come and see this piece of history up close in the fitting setting of Birchwood Forest Park which was part of the Royal Ordnance Factory Risley during the Second World War.

Find out how field artillery worked during the Second World War and learn about gun drills.

Presenting the 2018 feature attraction: Blackrock Llamas!

With only four weeks to the 2018 Carnival we are pleased to announce our headline attraction…

…the Blackrock Llama Display Team!

Watch two teams of super llamas compete against each other in a fast action relay race! Cheer as members of the audience, under the supervision of trained handlers, lead their llama through a testing obstacle course, jumping the hurdles, zig-zagging through weaving poles, ducking under limbo bars and negotiating hanging vines.

A truly unique, exciting, action-packed display!

Come and enjoy this free event with all the family – we’ll be showcasing more attractions as Carnival day approaches