Shirley Carnival

This year's Carnival will take place on Saturday 13th July 2024 in Shirley Park and anyone wishing to book a stall at the event should click on the online application form below and follow the application instructions.

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Last year's Carnival took place in Shirley Park on Saturday 8th July 2023, when despite the on and off rain, hundreds enjoyed a fun packed family day out. Here are a selection of photos from the day.

Punch & Judy b Punch & Judy a Are Lions Dave & Phil operating the paintball game or are they targets

Mollies Munchies serve up their delicious crepes  The Central Legion a  Jemima Edwards enjoys an ice cream after her face painting

Hector and Mathilda Roach on the bumper cars   Jet Force Dance group lead the Mayor to the carnival

Elaine, Denise, Ann & Les running the Hoop La  The Amazing Colour Maze Lion Zahid and the Tin Can Alley Lions Phil and Angie at the Paintball Range

Maynard Flip Flap goes through some of his tricks One icecream is never enough says Lion Andrea! Rolling around on the Bumper Balls

Shirley Pipe Band a  Delilah puts her dog Napoleon through its paces  The Mayor meets Central Legion

The Central Legion The Mayor takes aim on the paintball stand  The Warwick Bar ready to quench a few thirsts

The Mayor visits the Friends of Shirley Park stand  

During the Carnival, the winning schools in this year's Schools Gardening Competition were announced and prizes presented. The winning school in the Infants Schools category was Streetsbrook Nursery & Infants School and in the Junior Schools category the winner was Dickens Heath Community Primary School.

Blossomfield Infants School  Dickens Heath c  Streetsbrook g

New to the Carnival this year was a Fun Dog Show

Carnival King  Carnival Queen  Best 6 legs winner

Dog Show entrants c Dog Show entrants a Delilah puts her dog Napoleon through its paces

Dog Show entrants b