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Vote for Visit Newbury’s Family Fun Days in ‘Best Local Family Friendly Event’

Newbury BID is vying for the crown of Best Local Family Friendly Event against four Berkshire-based events in Little Ankle Biter Magazine’s 2022 Awards

Newbury Business Improvement District (BID), the not-for-profit organisation behind the Visit Newbury brand, has made it to the finals of the Little Ankle Biter 2022 Awards in the category for their Family Fun Days, held in Newbury last summer.

The three day-long events took place for free across Newbury town centre on 28th July, 11th August, and 24th August last year. Newbury BID enlisted award-winning children’s entertainment company, Jollypop Entertainment, to deliver showstopping musical performances, meet-and-greets, and storytelling for the town, posing as some of the most popular fairytale princesses, superheroes, and children’s storybook characters.

Each Family Fun Day rotated around three key locations across town to give children the opportunity to see their favourite character in action. Performances were at Kennet Shopping Centre, Parkway Shopping, and the Market Place, where children’s rides were also situated alongside a range of free arts and crafts workshops and activities, delivered by local creative organisations, The Ugly Duckling, the Corn Exchange, and City Arts. Newbury BID also arranged for balloon-modellers to distribute free themed balloons to children attending the event.

Newbury’s Family Fun Days were hugely popular among visitors, locals and town centre businesses alike, as each day successfully delivered some much-needed cheer to the town after a year of limited activity. Visitors from across the region met their favourite characters, with the fairytale princesses proving to be the most popular of the three days.

Visit Newbury is up against four Berkshire-based businesses for the award and voting is open until 23:59 on Friday, 11th March. To cast your vote, please visit:

Alison Drummond, Newbury BID’s Operations Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have made it to the finals of this family-focused award. Delivering events that not only enhance visitor experience but benefit our town centre and the local business community is at the heart of what we do. To be recognised for this is an achievement in itself and something we are immensely proud of.

“If you attended any of our free Family Fun Days and enjoyed yourselves as much as we did, please vote for us so we can continue to put on inclusive events such as these in the future.”

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