A week of fun ahead at carnival

opening ceremony: Left to right, Billy Freeman, John Murphy jr, Sommer Goldsbrough, Alisha Brannen, Hartlepool Borough Council chairman Stephen Akers-Belcher, Chloe Mekins, Joan Green, Jordyn Lupton and Mark Lupton
opening ceremony: Left to right, Billy Freeman, John Murphy jr, Sommer Goldsbrough, Alisha Brannen, Hartlepool Borough Council chairman Stephen Akers-Belcher, Chloe Mekins, Joan Green, Jordyn Lupton and Mark Lupton

THE sun continues to shine as hundreds of people enjoy the Headland Carnival fair - and the fun and games of the popular event are only just getting underway.

Treasure hunts, talent competitions, races and the famous carnival day parade will all be held next week, with organisers keen to point out there is something to enjoy for all of the family.

Hundreds poured through the gates of the fair, on Town Moor, after its official opening on Thursday and again yesterday.

The fun continued with the baby contest and a table top sale which was held this morning.

And families are expected to turn out in force at the fun day in Town Square tomorrow.

The event, which will run from 1pm-5pm, features a variety of children’s entertainment and craft stalls.

Youngsters will carry on in the thick of the action at a treasure dig on Monday from 10am to noon.

The dig, for those aged from one-11, is held at Fish Sands, on the Headland and the winners are guaranteed a cash prize.

This year’s carnival quiz league final will be held on Monday from 8.30pm at Headland Social Club, in Throston Street.

Youngsters can show off their creative skills at a sandcastle competition on Tuesday from 11am to noon.

Children aged from five-15 will be battling it out for another cash prize at Fish Sands.

On Wednesday it’s time for the youngsters to show off their talents on stage.

The Rising Stars talent competition, for five-15 year olds, is held at Headland Social Club, in Throston Street from 1.30pm-5pm.

A carnival cycle race will take place on Friday at Oaksway Industrial Estate from 7.15pm before the ever-popular nutty slack race next Saturday.

The race, in Durham Street, on the Headland, will get underway at 2pm and will act as the perfect warm up ahead of the carnival day parade which starts at 4pm from Church Walk.

For more information about any of the events or for entry forms visit www.hartlepoolcarnival.com