THOUSANDS turned out to enjoy the Wauns Carnival in Bradley this weekend. 

The annual festival, held at Bradley fields took place on Saturday (August 12), with more than 5,000 attending.

The event, organised by a group of volunteers, headed by local councillor Tina Mannering had a wide range of activities on offer for all ages. 

There was a BMX show, Wresting and judo displays, as well as a bird of prey exhibition. 

Those in attendance enjoyed live music from a number of artists throughout the day. There was also a petting zoo, dance competitions, and plenty of stalls and vendors at the event. 

Mayor of Wrexham Andy Williams got proceedings underway, with a carnival atmosphere on offer in the sun all day. 

The day proved to be a huge success, with Tina delighted with the turnout.

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She said: "It was an absolutely amazing day, a fun-filled afternoon with a brilliant family feel. 

"All the activities were brilliant too, the BMX show and bird of prey show were really well received by everyone. 

"The dog show was the best one we've ever had as well.

"Thankfully the weather was kind to us, it was sunny almost all day and we had over 5,000 people attend, which we're over the moon with."

Yet again, the carnival was free for people to attend, with Tina wanting anyone and everyone to be able to enjoy the day. 

She added: "The cost of living has only got worse, so the carnival being free is amazing for families to come to as they can come and set up for the day without spending a penny. 

"It's such a great day and we're very grateful for the responses we've had from everyone who came. 

"We worked hard to put it all together but all that matters is seeing smiles on faces and we had plenty of them."