On 26 August Titchfield Park hosted a one day family event to welcome back up to 2,000 festival goers to Mansfield.
Wonderfest, was the first major council-run event since November 2019. Tickets were sold out for a fun day packed with activities, performances, live music, have a go sports, pony rides, petting zoo, arts, crafts heritage and plenty of street food. The highlight of the day was a free outdoor theatre show of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by the Chapter House Theatre Company.
Visitors were welcomed with goodie bags and Mansfield 103.2 provided a roadshow to keep the party atmosphere going from 11am to 5pm. Entertainment in the main event arena included bubble workshops, Alice in Wonderland themed entertainment and a walkabout act the Steaming Brass Band blasted out funky tunes as they paraded around the park.
Andrew Abrahams, Executive Mayor of Mansfield said:
“What a delight Wonderfest was for everyone who attended. I can’t put into words how truly fantastic it was to see so many people enjoying the festival atmosphere in what is probably one of the town’s best-loved parks”.
“After a difficult time during the pandemic, Mansfield District Council was very keen to work within the government guidelines to help get life moving again safely. It was a ticket only event so numbers could be controlled, festival goers were encouraged to adhere to hands face space and there was plenty of hand sanitizer available and masks were provided for use in toilets and within the main marquee.”
“The smiles on faces said it all, it was great to see people enjoying summer in Mansfield.”
“The NHS Covid Vaccination Bus provided the opportunity for local people to grab a jab and protect themselves. This is something we continue to urge the community to do along with regular lateral flow testing and of course self-isolating when they display symptoms.”
For a full line up see our event page and check out the Mansfield District Council Facebook page (opens in new window) for pictures and clips of the day. You can share your photos and reviews using the hashtag #WonderFest