Young members of Burnham-On-Sea’s Hillview Carnival Club are ready to lift-off their carnival season on their space-themed carnival float this weekend.

The club’s space-themed entry, called ‘Reach 4 The Stars’, features giant planets, stars and moving space parts – with the 22 children performing on it.

The children – aged from 8-16 – had a dress rehearsal this week, pictured here, where they got a chance to finalise their routines ahead of Saturday’s Bridgwater Carnival.

Debbie Clark, children’s co-ordinator and choreographer, said: “Everyone is getting excited now as the first carnival approaches. We have six new children on the float this year and everyone’s working really working reaolly well together.”

She thanked the costume makers for all their work behind the scenes – Mary Nicholson, Lyn Burland and Tina Marshall.

The team at the club are busily putting the finishing touches to their colourful entry inside a new shelter on the Isleport Industrial Estate.

Hillview Chairman Duncan Britton told “Everything is on track and the team are working together really well to get it finished. Excitement is definitely starting to build.”

The entry will go on public display for the first time at Bridgwater Carnival on Saturday 5th November and will then take pride of place at the 70th Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival on Monday November 7th.

The volunteers are working to get the huge entry painted in time for the start of the carnival season.


Guide to 2016 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival