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Issue:- 5 June 2014

Woodvale Transport Festival promises you an affordable weekend for all the family!

NEXT month's Woodvale Transport Festival promises to offer a fun filled, value for money weekend for all. With recent research revealing that families are being priced out of day trips with costs mounting over the last decade, the festival on 21 June and 22 June 2014, offers an affordable weekend of entertainment. But even more good news is to come as the event offers you free parking will once again be at Princes Park, where admission tickets will also be sold.

So we have some good news for you, as admission to this event is just £5 for adults and £2 for children and the best news is that those under 6 admitted free, the festival at Victoria Park, then offers most of it's attractions free of charge!

The Banana Brain Fun Show will provide free balloon modeling, circus skills workshops where youngsters can try their hand at stilt walking, plate spinning and much more as well as Punch and Judy shows on both days.

The ABC Family Club will give mum and dad the chance to have a look around the rest of the show by providing a variety of free activities including a craft and creation station, hook the duck and much more.

Diana Celine Photography will also be offering free mini photo shoots with everyone at the event receiving a digital image free of charge as well as the chance to win an ABC hamper full of goodies.

The ever-popular Crazy Bears are back this year and celebrating their 25th anniversary with 2 action packed shows, each one different and lasting over 40 minutes. All 6 Crazy Bears will be on stage with their magic and illusion shows.

Laurel and Hardy look-a-likes will also be spotted around the showground performing magic tricks and an 8ft stilt walker will also be happy to make balloon models.

There is also a larger animal petting area, a reptile marquee, dog display team, free land train and many dance displays on both days.

International motorcycle stunt rider Steve Colley will also thrill the crowds with 2 stunt filled shows.

Peter Wood, general manager, said:- "We are aware that days out with the family can be very costly so we have made sure that the festival has more free attractions than ever before to entertain all members of the family."

Members of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, the infantry regiment of the North West, together with 156 The Royal Logistics Corps transport regiment, will be on the showground and camping out on both days.

They will be on hand to talk about life in the Army and to offer advice on career opportunities. They will also have a display of vehicles, equipment, kit and an exhibition of decommissioned arms seized during recent conflicts

Merseyside Fire and Rescue, which has a 180 year history of firefighting, will also be attending the show with a museum displaying pictures, equipment, clothing, a water shoot, fire engines and other memorabilia.

Other displays include vintage and classic cars, motorcycle clubs, vintage and classic motorcycles, stationary engines and military vehicles.

And should the weather turn wet there are many undercover areas including craft, specialty food, auto jumble, car boot, model boats and railway and auto jumble marquees.

There is also a flea market that has proved so successful that traders have required extra space.

Live bands will also be performing throughout the weekend. There is also a picnic area, bar and dogs are allowed.

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