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Thank you

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to making today’s carnival such a success.

The team of volunteers who’ve worked all year behind the scenes as well as on the day doing the unglamorous jobs like litter picking and marshalling the car park, as well as Warrington Borough Council’s Ranger Service, Birchwood Lions, Friends of Birchwood Forest Park, those on the Carnival Committee, my fellow Councillors and Town Council staff.

A big thank you to those organisations that financially supported this year’s carnival: Warrington Borough Council’s Community Initiative Fund, Sellafield Ltd, ASDA Foundation, Birchwood Shopping Centre, Birchwood Park and Birchwood Town Council.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who attended and supported the biggest annual event in the Birchwood community. We’ll see you all again this time next year!

Cllr Ian Atkin

Chair of Birchwood Town Council and website/social media volunteer on Birchwood Carnival Committee

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.

Karamba Samba return for Carnival 2018

Popular Chester-based community samba band Karamba Samba are back for Carnival 2018 to lead the procession in style!

They’ll also be performing in the main arena to keep the party atmosphere going!

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