Town gets ready for the Big Event 3

Preparations are underway for an annual celebration taking place in Bedlington this weekend.

The Big Event 3, organised by local charity Leading Link, is the must-attend family fun day of the summer – and there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Taking place on Saturday, June 21, from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Attlee Park in Bedlington , the event is in its third year and last year attracted more than 2,000 people.

This year it will feature children’s fun fair rides, a BBQ, ice cream, hot donuts and candy floss, an enterprise market of local businesses and organisations, as well as street performers and traditional fun fair games including a coconut shy, play your cards right and an inflatable penalty shootout.

There will also be laser quaser, a children’s fun corner and live entertainment on the bandstand all day, including the highly anticipated final of the 7th annual Northumberland’s Got Talent competition.

The event will also be broadcast live on Radio Northumberland.

The day will also be an opportunity to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished bandstand.