Thousands of people lined the streets of Aylesbury on Saturday (2 July) to watch and enjoy this year’s ‘fizztastic’ WhizzFizzFest parade – which featured children from local schools.

WhizzFizzFest is a family-friendly literary and arts festival that has been delighting visitors for many years.

As well as the spectacular parade, lots of families enjoyed meeting well-known children’s authors Lauren Child and Chris Smith, who were on hand to sign their books and chat to visitors.

In addition, there were the much-loved festival favourites, including:

  • interactive arts activities
  • local authors
  • original commissioned performances and events

Brush Parties at the Discover Bucks Museum also went down a storm, resulting in some marvellous masterpieces being created.

Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure, said:

“Thank you to everyone who came along to this year’s event and to all the partners involved in making the day a huge success.

“Thank you also to the fabulously talented acts who took part in the Live Art Competition and the Young Artists’ Showcase. Today the WhizzFizzFest – next step, Britain’s Got Talent!

“Don’t forget that WhizzFizzFest isn’t quite over yet, as the Book Club for Super-Spies show – which launched on Saturday in Aylesbury Library – will continue its journey across the county by visiting other libraries throughout July. For dates, venues and tickets, click here

Schools and children’s organisations that participated in the parade:

  • Green Ridge Primary Academy
  • Swanbourne CofE School
  • Turnfurlong Junior School
  • Bearbrook Combined School
  • Haddenham Community Junior School
  • AVA Primary Phase
  • Bierton Church of England Combined School
  • Broughton Infant School