Summer is set to sizzle in West Park next month at Wolverhampton Police's annual family fun day.

For the fifth year running the popular park will host a bonanza of activities to keep the whole family entertained on Sunday 17 August, 2014.

Special guests include Peppa Pig, the stars of In the Night Garden and Toy Story, Fireman Sam, Hello Kitty and Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Signal 107 will broadcast live throughout the day while the city's branch of the Parachute Regiment will have a fleet of Second World War military vehicles on display - with veterans from key battles on hand to share their experiences.

This year will see a new sports arena courtesy of Black Country Sportivate, giving people the chance to try their hand at dozens of sports and sign up to free sports sessions.

And the Light House Media Centre will provide a line up of show stopping local acts.

PC Joe Trusselle, from Wolverhampton Police, said: "Last year's event was a real success with over 2,500 visitors and around £1,500 raised for local charities.

"With pony rides, a climbing wall, inflatable assault course and more, this year's event is set to be bigger and better than last year and we hope to raise even more cash for local good causes."

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, added: "This is a great community event. It promises something for all the family and is a wonderful way to spend a summer's day in Wolverhampton's premier park."

Cash raised from the charity raffles will go to Wolverhampton Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and the Parachute Regiment.

The fun day takes place between 10am and 6pm and entry is free.

  • released: Tuesday 15 July, 2014