Head to Market Place for a day of free family fun

Angels on stilts will entertain at Market Place launch.
Angels on stilts will entertain at Market Place launch.
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WHAT better way to mark the completion of works to Grantham’s Market Place and Narrow Westgate than with a day of free family entertainment?

As a thank you for the patience of both shoppers and market traders, South Kesteven District Council will put on a family fun day tomorrow (Saturday).

SKDC’s economic development officer Linzi Elliott said: “We want to say a big thank you for their patience and show them they are a part of our market town and the culture here.”

The Halloween, Isaac Newton and Autumn Equinox-themed festivities will begin at 10am with the official unveiling of the Orrery sculpture, the centrepiece of the Market Place. The design, a clockwork model of the solar system and a design voted for by local residents, will be unveiled by SKDC’s chairman Councillor Mike Cook.

A whole host of attractions will be laid on until 3pm, including an ice rink, flight simulator and bowling alley.

There will also be Halloween-themed arts and crafts, face painting, apple bobbing and pumpkin decorating.

Fabulous street entertainers who were incredibly popular at Grantham Festival earlier this year will entertain once again at the family fun day. Mums, dads and youngsters can meet angel and wizard stilt-walkers, a cheeky goblin and a classic stone lady.

A mini fun fair will be set up in Westgate, although there will be a charge for rides. Everything else will be free.

Market traders will be dressing themselves and their stores to tie in with the themes. Their produce will be bought by Italian chef Karen Migliore, who will give a cookery demonstration in The George Centre.

Karen, who lives in Claypole, will use the market-sourced produce to cook up some seasonal delights.

The launch and family fun day is an event not to be missed.