Aylesbury’s big weekend is here!

Roald Dahl Festival
Roald Dahl Festival

If you’re after brilliant – and free – entertainment for all the family this weekend then there’s no need to look very far.

Indeed this weekend is one of the town’s highlights of the year, with the Roald Dahl Festival on Saturday, Aylesbury-On-Sea on Sunday and the Relay for Life taking place on both days.

The Roadl Dahl Festival is now in its 13th year, and this year’s theme is The Twits, Roald Dahl’s twisted tale of the world’s most revolting couple.

The parade will leave St Mary’s Church at 11am and features larger than life puppets and other original artwork created by hundreds of children and young people from across the Vale. There will be music and street theatre in the parade featuring some of the top Samba Bands in the region, not to mention the debut parade performance by Aylesbury’s very own samba band Cidade Pato.

Aylesbury-On-Sea includes traditional donkey rides, penny arcades, skittle alley, vintage games and a land train.

Not forgetting the tea cups ride, bouncy castle and fresh popcorn drum.

Live music, stilt walkers a one man Punch and Judy show and face painting will also be on the party 

You might even send a postcard to your friends to say: ‘Wish you were here!’

And don’t forget Relay for Life, where – behind the serious nature of the event which is in aid of Cancer Research – there will also be live music, stalls, activities and entertainment and it is free to attend.

The event takes place at Aylesbury Rugby Club and the fundraising target is £95,000.

But the 28 teams are ready to smash it when they set off at noon on Saturday.

Chair of Relay for Life Aylesbury, Paula Kirby, said: “Relay is a fantastic day – not only for those taking part but also for spectators and the general public.

“We hope as many people as possible will come along and enjoy the day and help us to raise as much money as possible.”