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Park fun day was just the trick for Hartlepool families

Circus skills entertainer Iain Jay entertains at the fun day.
Circus skills entertainer Iain Jay entertains at the fun day.

Magic shows and circus skills helped to make a family fun day a success in Hartlepool’s Rossmere Park.

Children and their families enjoyed a variety of activities in the event organised by the Friends of Rossmere not for profit group.

Rossmere Park Fun Day

Rossmere Park Fun Day

Iain Jay of Rookman Swindler & Co took along his travelling circus sideshows and amazed visitors with his magic tricks including a guillotine and levitation.

Children learned some simple circus skills by riding unicycles and spinning with hoops.

A large inflatable slide was another of the popular attractions.

For younger children, Chase from the popular television show Paw Patrol proved a hit.

Children learning circus hoop skills.

Children learning circus hoop skills.

There was also games with prizes to be won, music and a visit from Cleveland Fire Brigade and an engine.

People were invited to take along a picnic, and numerous organisations held information stalls including the Friends of Rossmere, Newcastle Building Society and The Book of Mormon.

The park fun day came just a couple of weeks after the friends group held a comic convention which attracted around 500 people, many of them in superhero and comic book character costumes.

The friends are a group of volunteers who work to improve Rossmere Park and the neighbourhood. See their Facebook page for details.

Chase from Paw Patrol with Abbie Beadall at Rossmere Park Fun Day

Chase from Paw Patrol with Abbie Beadall at Rossmere Park Fun Day