Royston May Fayre will return to Priory Memorial Gardens next month with fun activities for all the family.

The fayre will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6 from midday to 4.30pm.

Children can enjoy fairground rides, miniature train rides and bouncy castles, with other free attractions including Topper's Circus Skills, Punch and Judy, face painting by Rebels and Rascals and a visit from entertainer Professor Crump.

There will also be a novelty dog show and historic vehicle show, along with a range of charity stalls.

Refreshments will be available, including a hog roast, hot dogs provided by the scouts, chicken and chips, ice-cream, loaded mac 'n' cheese, coffee and cakes in the town hall and a licensed bar.

Last year the fayre introduced 're-use and return' cups at £1 each, which were a great success and will be continued this year.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Royston Town Band, and there will be a live broadcast from Royston Community Radio.

Mayor of Royston Cllr Lisa Adams said: "I am very excited for the up and coming Royston May Fayre and hope you will join me from 12 noon on this special day.

"This is one of Royston's yearly flagship events and there will be an array of food and drinks vans with lots of fun activities for children and adults too.

"There will be stalls, raffles, prizes to be won, and raising funds for lots of local charities. We’re just hoping for that ray of sunshine to make it a perfect day for everyone.


"Let's all take this opportunity to celebrate the May Fayre together and please remember to practice sustainability, making use of the recycling bins, returning the reusable cups that will be available throughout the day, and keeping our lovely Priory Memorial Gardens as tidy as possible.

"Be kind, be safe."

The event is free to attend and is sponsored by Royston Town Council, the Rotary Club and Royston First BID.

Last year's May Fayre took place a week before the coronation of King Charles, so had a 'red, white and blue' theme, with visitors encouraged to dress up.