Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village

Wimblington fun day team members Kate Pinckney, Mo Silverman and Joanne Rose

Wimblington fun day team members Kate Pinckney, Mo Silverman and Joanne Rose - Credit: Archant

More than 1,000 people filled the streets of Wimblington yesterday (Sunday July 15) as the village held its annual fun day.

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Sheena Dixon, Jean Powel

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Sheena Dixon, Jean Powell, Jacqui Bowman and Lynn Morgan. - Credit: Archant

Now in its fifth year, the fun day was circus-themed – complete with a ringmaster on the gate and clowns and stilt walkers once inside.

Joanne Rose, chairwoman of the Wimblington Fun Day committee, which has just six members, said: “We had 1,300 people come through the gate. It was a really great turnout, especially considering how hot it was.

Clowns at Wimblington fun day

Clowns at Wimblington fun day - Credit: Archant

“It’s just about getting everyone to come together and all of the money raised will go towards running next year’s fun day.”

Wimblington Village Choir opened the day with music before Jezo gave a magic show and then a clown show.

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Paul Kendall.

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Paul Kendall. - Credit: Archant


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The afternoon saw children take part in races including hoops and hurdles – which ended with a massive water balloon fight.

There were also 12 to 15 stalls ran by charities and local groups, as well as an arena full of giant inflatables and water zorbs which kept the children occupied throughout the afternoon.

Wimblington fundraising group 'Wills Wheels' at the village fun day. PHOTO: Joanne Rose.

Wimblington fundraising group 'Wills Wheels' at the village fun day. PHOTO: Joanne Rose. - Credit: Archant

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A bar was provided by Parkfield Sports Club and there was a range of classic cars and American vehicles on display.

Joker Entertainment stilt walkers with Louis and Ethan at Wimblington fun day. PHOTO: Joanne Rose.

Joker Entertainment stilt walkers with Louis and Ethan at Wimblington fun day. PHOTO: Joanne Rose. - Credit: Archant

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Isla Stainton, Hayley St

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Isla Stainton, Hayley Stainton, Fiona Evans, Rachel Evans and Bethan Evans. - Credit: Archant

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Liz Wright.

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Liz Wright. - Credit: Archant

One of the charity stalls at Wimblington fun day

One of the charity stalls at Wimblington fun day - Credit: Archant

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Isla Stainton, Hayley St

Circus-themed entertainment at Wimblington fun day brings 1,300 to village: Isla Stainton, Hayley Stainton, Fiona Evans, Rachel Evans and Bethan Evans. - Credit: Archant

Wimblington's Parkfield Archers ran a "have a go" stand. PHOTO: Joanne Rose.

Wimblington's Parkfield Archers ran a "have a go" stand. PHOTO: Joanne Rose. - Credit: Archant

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