Things to do in Barking and Dagenham this summer
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With summer in full swing, here are some of the days, and nights, out families can enjoy over the next few weeks.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.