Family Fun Day 2018

16th April 2018 / News archive

Chippenham Town Council to host Family Fun Day in John Coles Park

 The Family Fun Day hosted by Chippenham Town Council and sponsored by John Williams Heating Services returns this year inspired by summer holidays spent at the beach with a hint of the 1980s.

On Saturday 9 June 12noon – 4pm John Coles Park will be transformed into a scene of retro entertainment for all the family. The FREE activities include Donkey rides, Punch & Judy and bouncy castles with a resident DJ for the day playing sounds of the summer from the bandstand. Don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade as there will be sand play areas to make castles. If you are thinking of joining the circus, you can brush up on your circus skills, get your face painted and then have a try at some martial arts in a workshop.

There will also be a selection of local community groups and charity stalls with activities and information about how you can get involved.

You will definitely need something to eat and drink after all of that excitement, this year we have a selection of food stands for ice cream, refreshments and hot and cold yummy food to try. Or you can bring a picnic and settle down next to the Splash Pad while the children cool off under the water jets and fountains

You may need a rest after all that activity, why not relax in the deck chair chill out space and have your photo taken in the giant deck chair.Chippenham Town Councillors will be running their tombola again this year in support of the Mayor’s charity, you can see them at the Chippenham Town Council gazebo.

Stanley Park Sports Ground will be hosting their inflatable football sessions which are always popular. Chippenham Museum will be showcasing their Pop up Museum with Victorian and Edwardian objects from their collection.


Here is the programme for the day:

12 noon – 4pm
Donkey Rides for children
Inflatable football and Volleyball hosted by Stanley Park Pop-up Chippenham Museum
British Military Martial Arts host ‘have a go’ sessions
Bouncy Castles
Eventimate DJ from the Bandstand
Giant deckchair photo opportunity
Sand pit play areas
Claire’s Circus Skills workshops and face painting
Water fun at the SplashPad
A selection of local community and charity stalls
Tasty refreshments

12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Punch & Judy Show

12 Noon, 2pm & 3.30pm
Giant Seagulls walkabout characters

Phoenix Dance Group Performance


Cllr Desna Allen, Chair of the Amenities, Culture and Leisure Committee says; “The Family Fun Day is one of the most popular events in the year for us as we enjoy a day outside in the beautiful John Coles Park surrounded by lots of brilliant things to do whilst raising money for good causes and supporting local community groups”

Debbie Williams of John Williams Heating Services says; “‘We are proud to be sponsoring one of the town’s most popular family events, that brings the community together for a day full of fun!