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Total Wipeout-style obstacle course comes to Flintshire carnival

A “Total Wipeout-style” obstacle course will feature at a Flintshire carnival this weekend.

The game show-inspired inflatable course will see eight people of all ages battle it out to complete the course in the best time at the Hope, Caergwrle and Abermorddu Carnival.

Carnival organisers say they are expecting thousands of revellers to flock to the Willow Playing Fields in Hope on Saturday, July 1 for the annual event.

The attraction is similar to the game show Total Wipeout

Ioan Jones, the carnival’s committee chairman, said the obstacle course is “similar to the one towards the end of TV show” where competitors have to jump and duck to avoid being knocked off the course.

“We wanted to offer something fun like this Total Wipeout style course that people can enjoy without having to put their hand in their pocket all day,” he said.

“There is a lot more on offer at this year’s event and this is just something a group of friends can go on and have a bit of fun.

“We are hoping for the best attendance yet this year but it all comes down to what the weather is like on the day.”

The extravaganza will get underway at 10am with a legends themed carnival parade from Hope Street in Caergwrle.

Thousands of revellers are expected at the event

Mr Jones said decorated cars are welcome to join in the parade and a £50 prize is up for grabs for the best dressed float.

Following the crowning of the Carnival Queen at 11.30am, local singer Adam Condren and local band the Delta Beats will put on live performances throughout the day.

The event will also see a circus workshop as well as a traditional fairground, a tug o’ war competition and a performance from local dance act Dance Maniax.

Medieval re-enactment group, Historia Normannis, will also put on hourly combat shows on its own, self-contained part of the field to tie in with Wales’ Year of Legends.

And in the build-up to the main event, the traditional pram race will get underway from the White Lion in Hope.

A tug o’ war competition will also feature

Mr Jones added: “The most important thing about this carnival is that all the money is re-invested for the people in the community.

“The community really benefits from these kind of events and it brings everybody together.

“All proceeds raised from the event will go towards next year’s event.”

Entry will cost £2 for adults and £1 for children aged 13 to 17.

For more information, visit hcacarnival.co.uk.

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