Things to do in Barking and Dagenham this summer

Peter Andre performing at the Now That's a Festival

Peter Andre performing at the Now That's a Festival - Credit: Archant

With summer in full swing, here are some of the days, and nights, out families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

Mayesbrook Park will host a free Family Adventures Fun Day. Picture: LBBD

Mayesbrook Park will host a free Family Adventures Fun Day. Picture: LBBD - Credit: Archant

Family fun day

Mayesbrook Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, Tuesday, August 1, 11am-3pm

Youngsters can enjoy trampolining, treasure hunts and bouncy castles, while other activities include a 100ft inflatable obstacle course, healthy eating demonstrations and the use of pedal power to make smoothies.

Free. Visit lbbd.gov.uk.

Bradley O'Riordan, three, Ruby O'Riordan, five, Lacey O'Riordan, six, Millie Brett, seven, Chloe Bre

Bradley O'Riordan, three, Ruby O'Riordan, five, Lacey O'Riordan, six, Millie Brett, seven, Chloe Brett, five, and April Brett, five, at One Borough One Community day at Parsloes Park in Dagenham - Credit: Archant


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Now That’s a Festival

Central Park, Rainham Road, North, Dagenham, Saturday, August 12, 1-10.30pm

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Get ready for some nostalgia as a host of ‘90s and Noughties stars take over Central Park.

Now That’s a Festival returns with music from Blue, S Club, B*Witched and many more.

Peter Andre performing at the Now That's a Festival

Peter Andre performing at the Now That's a Festival - Credit: Archant

Visit nowthatsafestival.com.

Roundhouse Music Festival

Central Park, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, Sunday, August 13, noon-9pm

A concert celebrating the heritage of The Roundhouse pub, which has welcomed a host of famous bands over the decade.

The Roundhouse Music Festival at Central Park in Dagenham. Pam Young and Darren Hayward with William

The Roundhouse Music Festival at Central Park in Dagenham. Pam Young and Darren Hayward with William, seven, and Sam Bentley, five, and stiltwalkers from Nutkhut - Credit: Archant

This event will feature musical acts, including the Battle of the Bands finalists, and activities for all the family including rides, inflatables and facepainting.

£3 for parking. Visit lbbd.gov.uk.

The Valence Fair

Valence House, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, Saturday, August 26, 11am-5pm

Valence House

Valence House - Credit: Archant

The popular annual event returns with a Victorian seaside theme.

Entertainment will include music, stalls, traditional games, competitions and inflatables.

Local historian Ken Crowe will also give a talk about Southend-on-Sea.

For more, call 020 8227 2034.

Some of the stars of 2016's Strictly Come Dancing. Some of their costumes will feature in a dance sh

Some of the stars of 2016's Strictly Come Dancing. Some of their costumes will feature in a dance show coming to The Broadway theatre. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Backlash Ballroom

The Broadway theatre, Broadway, Barking, Saturday, August 26, 7.30pm

Led by five professional ballroom and Latin couples, this show will include dances such as the waltz, quickstep, Argentine tango and Charleston.

Costumes from the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing will be worn by dancers.

£18, £16 for concessions. Visit thebroadwaybarking.com or call 020 8507 5607.

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