York Rescue Boat’s first family fun day features circus skills and 999 demos

Some of the York Rescue Boat volunteers, Photograph: YorkMix
26 Jul 2019 @ 10.49 am
| Charity, Entertainment, Family

York Rescue Boat are hosting their first Family Fun Day at York RI New Lane Sports Ground and it’s going to be packed with activities for all the family – including circus skills workshops that are free to join.

York Rescue Boat, North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service will all be there giving demonstrations and providing information to the public about the services they provide on Sunday (28 July).

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Visitors can also try out Better York’s Climbing Wall, mini teacups ride, trampolines, hook-a-duck, Test Your Strength, Splat the Spider, hook-a-bag, face painting, York Technology in Play (free science and technology based activities), Toddler Sense (free toddler fun activities), and you can even make was moulds of your hands with Waxyadannys.

Food stalls include hog roast, snow cones, ice creams, doughnuts, candy floss, jacket potatoes, falafel, sweets, cakes and fudge; and there’s a wealth of other stalls selling art, soy candles, handmade gifts and toys. A full list of traders can be found on the event page on Facebook.

Local companies have donated to a huge raffle with prizes from Fairfield Manor (a one night stay for two people), a hot air balloon ride for one, a £150 voucher for Circus Skills York, a North Yorkshire Moors Railway family ticket, a VIP night for four at Mecca Bingo, a family ticket for Castle Howard, a Piglets Adventure Farm family pass, two children’s tickets to Creepy Crawlies, a City Cruises family voucher, an MOT at The Garage (Layerthorpe), two timed sessions at York Motor Sport Village, a hamper from Tesco Askham Bar, a £20 vouchers for Mr P’s Curious Tavern, a £10 voucher for Dean’s Garden Centre, hampers and sauces from Greencore, a two litre tub of Yorvale Ice Cream and two tickets for a York Knights home match.

Organiser Jo Arundel said:

  • As this is our first Family Fun Day, we are very much looking forward to it and are very excited about all the stalls and attractions that are coming down.

    We have a good variety of exciting activities going on for all ages, and stalls selling a variety of gifts, toys and treats to suit all tastes and budgets. We would like to thank York RI, and in particular Caroline, for allowing us the use of the venue for the day, and the support in making the idea a reality.

    We would also like to thank Barclay’s Bank, who are match funding the raffle, so whatever we make on it, they will contribute the same. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for full details and lists of stalls and attractions on the day.

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Open noon to 4pm
Entry by donation
Parking on site
Sorry, no dogs as this is a sports ground
The bar at the Sports Ground will be open

York RI New Lane Sports Ground
New Lane
York YO24 4NX