North Lincolnshire Council hosts family fun and games

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Scunthorpe town centre will be brought to life on Saturday September5 with lots of fun-filled activities for all the family to take part in.

North Lincolnshire Council has joined forces with The Foundry and The Parishes Shopping Centres to bring you Scunthorpe Activity Day that will be non-stop fun between 9am and 4pm.

Viking FM will entertain the crowds and bring the party atmosphere to Foundry Square (clock square) with lots of great music and exciting games.

The music doesn’t stop there though; there will be busking locations located throughout the High Street giving local people the opportunity to showcase their talent.

Are you a classic car fan? You won’t want to miss the classic car rally hosted by Morris Minors Owners Club and Lincolnshire Imps Mini Club on Cole Street and at The Podium @ Scunthorpe Market.

Clowning around – there will be lots of that with Flo & Co as they entertain shoppers around the town centre with their clowning skills and free face painting sessions outside South Gate Mall.

Scunthorpe United Community Sports Education Trust will be holding a penalty shootout in Church Square that will be great fun for all the family – who will score the most goals?

Ashby Majorettes and Twin Tigers Martial Arts Centre will be performing demonstrations throughout the day on Jubilee Way. There will also be a special appearance from Dandi the Lion.

Show off your skateboarding skills on the Street Sport Skate Park in Church Square (weather permitting).

Emergency Services will have displays and information stands in Church Square for people to find out information and ask any questions about the services they provide.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre and North Lincolnshire Museum will be providing free craft activities in Church Square and on the High Street during the day that everyone can get involved in.

Councillor Liz Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “I am really looking forward to the first ever Scunthorpe Activity Day. It will provide a massive variety of activities for all the family to get involved in. Scunthorpe town centre is a fantastic place with huge prospects and the Activity Day is a wonderful way of highlighting what a great place it is. We’re making the most of the entire town centre with something happening on every corner. It is set to be a brilliant day with lots to see and do. Whether you just want to enjoy the music being played by local radio station Viking FM or take a look at classic cars - there is something for everyone. It is definitely not to be missed with lots of fun from start to finish.”

David Aunins, Centre Manager at The Foundry Shopping Centre, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in Scunthorpe Activity Day. We are always doing all we can to further the Centre’s role in the community and to offer more to the people of Scunthorpe. Being in the centre of the town, we’re in prime position to be at the heart of the events on the day. We’ve got lots planned, including special visitors from the York Bird of Prey Centre flying in to see shoppers! I can’t wait to see people around the town enjoying themselves.”

Linda Blow, Centre Manager at The Parishes Shopping Centre, said: “We are all really looking forward to the Activity Day on Saturday 5 September and it is set to be a fantastic day for all local shoppers. There are a number of performers from the surrounding area that will be putting on a show for all the family free of charge, which will create a lovely atmosphere throughout the centre.

“We would like to thank all the performers that have volunteered to get involved, including Ashby Majorettes, Dandi the Lion and a display from Twin Tigers Martial Arts and hope everyone has a fantastic day!”