A free and fun family event celebrates the armed forces community
This year North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day on Saturday 18th June is set to be bigger and better than ever with a Spitfire flypast, a new children’s arena and many more family activities. Plus, it’s free.
Taking place at Brumby Hall Sports Ground in Scunthorpe from 11am to 4pm, it promises to be a great day out for all the family.
This is an opportunity to show your support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community: from those currently serving, to veterans, cadets and their families.
This year is a special year as we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and in retrospect 100 years of the Royal British Legion and 100 years of the Royal Artillery Association.
The free event will feature live musical entertainment on stage from the Barton Community Band, the Scunthorpe Concert Band and the Sarah Eastwood Band.
There will be plenty more to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day, including:
- A military parade
- Cadet Village and Cadet Games – 119 Scunthorpe Air Cadets and Sea Cadets
- Static exhibits and living history exhibits – three-part WWI exhibit
- Military organizations
- Display of birds of prey
- Picnic area
- Booths for local groups and organizations
In the children’s arena there will be:
- Chris Barnes of Seal the Deal events from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with board games, activities, and fun for the whole family.
- Meet and greet characters such as Lol Dolls Diva and Unicorn, plus Mickey and Minnie.
- Sarah Stones from Dream a little Dream between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. – meet and greet and listen to popular children’s songs.
- Book Readings by Jane Keightley – Fly to Planet Fun!
- Punch and Judy shows
- face painting
A range of food and drink stalls will be there on the day including:
- The Lions outdoor bar
- Coffee on the go
- Del Duca Ice Cream
- donut dreams
- The Pearson Restoration
- The Stable Pizza Company
- Greek treat
- Tickle your taste buds
- Jamie’s Sweet Emporium
Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said:
“I am delighted to be sponsoring this year’s North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day, as part of my job I provide funding to help veterans of the forces who are struggling to adjust to civilian life after their service .
“This event is a great opportunity to thank all of our military men and women, and also to recognize those who have served in the past.”
Cllr Elaine Marper, Armed Forces Champion for North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day is always a wonderful day off for the family. This year should be no different, with even more for the whole family, including a children’s arena.
“As always, we are delighted to show our support for our brave soldiers. The event recognizes the significant contribution that our armed forces have made and continue to make to our country, and we thank them wholeheartedly for their service.
Parking is available at UCNL. Disabled parking is available at the sports field itself.
Former and current members of the armed forces are invited to take part in the parade on North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 18, 2022.
A short parade will take place from the Brumby Hall sports ground to start the event. Refreshments will be provided after the parade for participants.
If you would like to be part of the parade or would like more information, please contact the North Lincolnshire Council Events team on [email protected]
Bag checks will be carried out throughout the day at the entrance of people. Dogs are not allowed at the event, with the exception of service dogs.
Armed Forces Day is part of North Lincolnshire Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, having been awarded Gold in the 2020 Defense Employer Recognition Scheme awards.