Children’s stories will be celebrated at Christleton’s annual fete this year.

The event, on Saturday, June 25, was inspired by the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

Organiser are calling it the BFF – Big Friendly Fete.

Themed outfits based on children’s stories are expected in the fancy dress competition and parade.

The festivities begin with the parade from the village green at 1pm led by the Wirral Pipe Band, Rose Queen Eliza Rose with her retinue and the outgoing Rose Queen Isobel Holland and her supporters.

Christleton Fetes organising committee are celebrating the wonderful world of Childrens Stories at Christleton Village Fete on Saturday, June 25. Left to right: Nick Davis, Dawn Sturgess, Geoff and Megan Lowe and Phil Sturgess outside the Christleton Institute

They will arrive at the primary school playing fields in Quarry Lane by 1.30pm where the crowd will be entertained by more than 30 stalls and sideshows.

In the arena activities include the fancy dress competitions, singing and dancing and at 4.30pm, the raffle with its star prizes.

Refreshments will be provided by the Scouts burger bar, Spitting Feathers beer tent, Ring O’Bells Pimms Tent, McGregor’s Prosecco and Gin Bar and there will be face painting, ice cream, arts and crafts, local and exotic foods and a cocktail bar.

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Entertainment will be provided by local artists Ellie Davies and Danny Boyle and performance poetry from Louise Fazackerley.

Last year the fete raised over £3,700 with more than 20 local groups receiving sums ranging from £50 to over £300 every year.

Examples of projects funded by the money include playgroup shelters, tents for Scouts, Brownie camps, a children’s playground, football and cricket kit and the transformation of the local pond.

Admission is £5 for a family, £2 an adult, children/OAP £1 and under 5s go free. No dogs are admitted except guide dogs.