Park fun day was just the trick for Hartlepool families
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.
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.
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.