Popular summer event in Barwell returning after two-year hiatus – and organisers promise ‘fun for all the family’

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 June 2022

A POPULAR summer event in Barwell titled ‘Barwell by the Sea’ is to return next month following a two-year hiatus, organisers at the Parish Council have officially confirmed.

A past ‘Barwell by the Sea’ event (Image: Barwell Parish Council)

For the last two years, the event had been scrapped by the Events Committee in line with Government Guidelines as a direct result of coronavirus concerns.

But, it is now finally confirmed to go ahead this year – and it will take place inside of the Radford Park, based on Masefield Close, on Sunday 10 July, from 12pm to 4pm.

In a post shared on the Council’s official Facebook page today (Monday, 6 June), event organisers have promised that it will see “some good old entertainment” including a Punch a Judy show, a mini-fair, face painting and craft stalls.

Those thinking of attending have been reminded that they should bring their own chairs along with them as seating will not be provided on-site.

The event has been described as “fun for all the family” and is free-to-attend.

Carnival making comeback a month after

This isn’t the only popular village event that will be making a comeback after two years. As we reported back in April, Barwell Carnival is poised to return in August.

However, there will be a big difference at this year’s Carnival as there will be no fan-favourite floats. Instead, there will only be a fairground, stalls and entertainment.

Organisers working with the Carnival Committee previously stated that ‘various reasons’ were cited as the reason that floats could not being able to be displayed this year, but they are hopeful that they should be able to return in 2023.

This has left some residents puzzled, with some drawing comparisons to a ‘fete’ as “a carnival with no floats is not a carnival.”

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