BH Live’s annual Family Fun Day at Littledown Park returns later this month for its fifth consecutive year.

Having welcomed an estimated 30,000 people to date, the community inspired fun day with free admission, has grown from strength to strength. And this year’s event, taking place on Sunday 28 July between 11am and 4pm, promises to be packed full of new activities, entertainment and stalls.

Throughout the day the Lovely Bubbly Show will be performing spellbinding bubble tricks to mesmerise and amaze. The immersive 360° Science Dome is showcasing its underwater adventure, and there will be the chance to get close to Crazy Creatures’ creepy crawlies.

There will be engaging and energetic displays showcasing local sports clubs and groups including gymnastics, taekwondo, singing, dancing, cheerleading and martial arts.

The fun fair is making a welcome return with a great selection of soft play, rides and attractions. Magic shows and stilt walking are set to enthral. An aerial hoop, slack line and tumble run will be located in the mini big top for people to have a go. And an Inflatable Zone and Wipe Out attraction will provide lots of fun.

As well as the great line up of activities, some familiar faces, mascots and well-loved characters will be dropping by to say hello. Look out for Buzz and Woody, PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, Marc the T Rex, LOL Doll Queen Bee and characters from Bournemouth’s Adventure Wonderland.

Minky Moos will also be attending alongside ‘Mary Poppins’, characters from the Greatest Showman, Spider Man and superheroes including Captain America.

Get up and Groove’s DJ Phil will be taking to the main stage and throughout the event will be running competitions for prizes such as show tickets for Milkshake at Bournemouth Pavilion, the Roller Coast Roller Rink at Bournemouth International Centre, gym membership and family swim sessions.

Live music, entertainment and food will be on Littledown Centre’s terrace. There will be a special performance from party band Jukebox 3. And BBQ, wood fired pizzas, hog roast, paella, fish & chips, plus a host of tempting street food including dishes from India, Thailand, and Mexico will be available to purchase.

Stalls selling arts & crafts and artisan products will be set up for people to browse and buy. And ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure, leisure orienteering, the children’s playpark, paddling pool, Littledown Miniature Railway and Littledown Centre will all be open and running as usual.

BH Live’s family fun day at Littledown Park is sponsored by Wave 105, Castlepoint, Sportmax, Raring2Go, Science Zone, Royston Group, Volvo Cars Poole and Adventure Wonderland.

“Our family fun days are a highlight in our event calendar and we hope this year we will have a bumper turnout,

said Colette Kiernander, BH Live’s Divisional General Manager.

“Packed full of new activities, entertainment, music and food it really is a super way to spend a few hours with friends and family of all ages. We are grateful to all who support this community event including our event sponsors and the team who make this fantastic day happen.”

General admission to the family fun day in the park is free, however charges will apply for food, refreshments, activities and rides.

Visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, or take public transport to the event where possible. A car park is available at Littledown Centre, however spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis.

More about the event, including live updates throughout the day can be found on Facebook.

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Notes to Editors:

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Caption: The fun fair at Littledown Family Fun Day 2017

For more information about BH Live please contact:

Elizabeth Symmons, PR & Corporate Communications Executive E: press.office@bhlive.org.uk T: (01202) 055562

About BH Live

BH Live is a leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

With more than five million visits a year and £42 million turnover we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2017/18 we had 4.5 million leisure centre attendances, hosted more than 500 events and sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment event tickets. We also welcomed 59,000 conference and exhibition delegates.

This generated an estimated £53 million in local economic benefit.

For more visit bhlive.org.uk.

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About Littledown Centre

Littledown is operated by BH Live in partnership with BCP Council.

Set in 47 acres of parkland, Littledown has some of the finest leisure, swimming, football and gym facilities in the country.

It is ranked among the top performing leisure centres in the UK, is accredited by quality scheme QUEST and is a National Fitness Award winner for the Local Authority/Leisure Trust Gym of the Year (2016) and finalist for the Best Group Exercise Gym of the Year (2017).

It has more than 1.2 million attendances a year and is home to clubs including BH Live’s Swimming Academy, Swim Bournemouth, Littledown Juniors Football Club and Play Football.

The venue has one of the largest gyms in the UK with personal training, an exercise referral and children’s activity programme. It runs 300+ weekly group exercise classes.

Indoor facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, 17-metre teaching pool, waterslides, a splash pool and spa. There is a large sports hall for events and multi-sport activities including trampolining, badminton, table tennis, football and gymnastics.

The venue also has a café, bar and an Ofsted registered crèche.

Outdoor facilities include ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure at Littledown Park (2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence), six floodlit 3G rubber crumb training pitches, grass football pitches, parkland for recreation and events, a cricket pitch and pavilion, lake, children’s playground, a paddling pool (open summer months only), outdoor catering, leisure orienteering course and free customer parking for up to three hours (Monday-Friday).

In 2019, Littledown Park achieved its first Green Flag Award. The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world – find out more at greenflagaward.org.uk/

Littledown Park is a dog free zone and visitors are encouraged to leave their pets at home. Assistance dogs will be permitted entry.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Twitter @bhliveactive and Facebook @littledowncentre