Bouncy castles, fairground rides and magic shows will be just some of the highlights at this year’s Cleadon Park fun day.
The popular annual event is a firm favourite over the summer school holidays which always attracts lots of local residents.
This year’s event will be held on Wednesday 15 August between 11am and 2pm and will take place at Ridgeway Primary Academy on Park Avenue in South Shields.
There will be fun activities for all ages to enjoy including puppet shows, face painting, animal displays and a chocolate tombola. For those who are more daring, there will be a mobile petting zoo where you can get up close to stroke, pet and handle exotic animals such as snakes, lizards and other furry friends.
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Cllr. Ken Stephenson and Mrs Cathy Stephenson will officially open the day and is organised by housing association, Karbon Homes. Now in its eleventh year, the event also provides residents with the opportunity to meet staff from Karbon Homes and representatives from the local Police and Fire Service.
Karbon owns around 1,200 homes across South Tyneside and has developed 330 new homes with a total investment of £35 million in the last five years.
Last month, Karbon officially unveiled a new £4m scheme comprising 31 two and three bedroom homes and six bungalows at The Staithes in Tyne Dock and was instrumental in the regeneration of the Cleadon Park area which was transformed between 2004 and 2017. The project saw hundreds of homes demolished and 730 new homes built by Karbon Homes and Bellway at a cost of £90m, alongside fantastic community facilities including a Primary Care Centre and library.
Lewis Rimington, Community Engagement Specialist at Karbon Homes, said: “The Cleadon Park fun day is an opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate everything that is great about the area. The event is always a popular day in our calendar and I hope residents will come down and join in with all the fun.
“Karbon takes an active role in shaping the communities and places where our homes are located and the fun day is a great way to see how the Cleadon Park area has transformed over the years.”
Other organisations also involved in this year’s event are South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Homes, Ridgeway Children’s Centre, St. Mark and St. Cuthbert Church, Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.