Activities taking part over Carnival weekend (times are approximate and subject to change):

Macca’s Bar community stage

FREE: Live music all day. We shall be hosting free family entertainment and live music acts on our community stage including local dance & drama schools, theatre group, choirs bands and tribute act.

More info
10:00am- 5:30pm

The MUSE Cup Football Tournament

FREE: With thanks to Prestwich Marauders for organising local kids teams in 5-a-side matches. Who will win the Prestwich Carnival cup?

Kindly sponsored by MUSE Places, transforming a former shopping centre into a bustling new beating heart for Prestwich Village.
10:00am-12:00pm

Majorettes competition

FREE: Entertainment in the tennis courts. Majorettes troupes from across the north-west will descend on Prestwich Carnival for the first time this year, as they compete in a regional competition.
10:00am-4:00pm

Children’s craft workshops

FREE: have-a-go activity at Hopwood Hollows stall.

Workshops throughout the day including log slice painting, fairy wand making, and jewellery making.

Funded by Prestwich Carnival with thanks to Hopwood Hollows.
Various times

Donkey Rides

FREE Donkey Rides (Saturday only). The donkeys are led at all times and the safety of children and the welfare of the animals is paramount.

Donkeys Welfare: Donkeys may only be ridden by children under 8 stone and under 16 years old. Alwood Donkeys are Donkey sanctuary approved.
10:00am-4:00pm

Wacky Woody’s Comedy Magic Show

FREE: Wacky Woody is a fantastic local children’s entertainer.

30-minute magic shows start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm.

Funded by Prestwich Carnival.
12:00pm-4:30pm

Wallis Amusements fun fair

As well as traditional rides, Wallis’s Amusements also supply the latest state–of–the–art attractions including tried and tested family favourites like the Waltzers, Twister, Dodgems, Miami Trip and many more, plus a great selection of kiddies rides.

Look out for Super Saturday discount ride vouchers in the Prestwich Carnival programme.
12:00pm-5:00pm

Maccas Bar main stage

FREE: live music all day. We shall be hosting free family entertainment and live music acts on our main stage including local bands and tribute acts.

More info
10:00am- 7:00pm

Dog Show

FREE: No need to enter in advance – just turn up on the day!

£2 min. donation to enter in aid of Barking Mad Rescue.

More info
10:30am-5:00pm

Joseph Holt Grand Parade

FREE: The Joseph Holt Grand Parade, including nearly 1,000 participants, will be making its way through the streets of Prestwich. The Parade will follow the 1½ mile route, starting at 12 noon.

More info
12:00pm-1:00pm

Morris Dancers Momma Lou’s Carnival Cup Challenge

FREE: 10 of the top Morris Dancing  teams from around the country competing for the annual title at Prestwich Carnival.  The dancers will be parading their skills along the parade route this year as well as performing on the tennis courts all day.
10:00am-4:00pm

Entertainers JD Trophies Carnival Cup Challenge

FREE: Following last year’s success, hundreds of children and adults will perform acrobatics as part of their regional championships and will be performing on the show ground. The troupes really are extremely professional and entertaining to watch and we are expecting them to draw big crowds.
10:00am-4:00pm

Children’s craft workshops

FREE: have-a-go activity at Hopwood Hollows stall.

Workshops throughout the day including log slice painting, fairy wand making, and jewellery making.

Funded by Prestwich Carnival with thanks to Hopwood Hollows.
Various times

Donkey Rides

The donkeys are led at all times and the safety of children and the welfare of the animals is paramount.

Donkeys Welfare: Donkeys may only be ridden by children under 8 stone and under 16 years old. Alwood Donkeys are Donkey sanctuary approved.
10:00am-5:00pm

Wallis Amusements fun fair

As well as traditional rides, Wallis’s Amusements also supply the latest state–of–the–art attractions including tried and tested family favourites like the Waltzers, Twister, Dodgems, Miami Trip and many more.

Plus a great selection of kiddies rides.
12:00pm-5:00pm

Avengers Universe

FREE: Up to a dozen superhero appearances with family photo opportunities.

Kindly sponsored by Macca’s Bar.
1:30pm-5:00pm