THE Stratton Festival returns to Grange Leisure tomorrow with special celebrations to mark the parish’s 125th year,

Visitors will be able to talk to local historians about the area’s history, trace their family tree, and see how Stratton has changed through the ages. Plus, they can bring their own items and pictures to be buried in a time capsule.

Joanna Edwards organised the event. She said: "It will be a really good day out for everyone, we've got lots of good food, great tombola prizes and free activities for children. It's incredible that the parish is celebrating 125 years."

Main stage headliners Kova Me Badd will perform live music on a bill that features Echo, Ukey D’Ukes, Sister Sister, Joli Soul, Pulse, Young Vintage, Missin Rosie, the Farrell School of Irish Dance, and Bobbi.

Animal lovers will be in their element with attractions, including the return of the Drove Vets Dog Show, JET Falconry, a petting zoo, and the festival debut of a miniature Shetland known as Roxy the Unicorn.

Youngsters aged five to 10 can take part in an hour-long Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-themed drama workshop with Prime Theatre, which will explore the characters and story of that classic film while creating their own theatrical inventions, playing games and making friends.

The Wyvern Theatre stall will be running a crafts session based on the film.

Other hour-long children’s activities include beanbag throwing from midday, archery from 1pm, a timed obstacle course from 2pm, a cross-bar challenge and penalty shootout from 3pm, a space-themed storyteller at 3pm, and hockey from 4pm.

Foodies can fill up on Bandido’s Burritos, Mario’s Ice Cream, Food By Sophie, and a barbecue by family butchers T.H Burroughs.

The team from Stratton Fire Station’s Green Watch will be on hand to talk to residents about fire safety.

Kidz Party Crew will be there with a range of characters including Buzz, Skye, Spiderman and more.

The festival is on from noon to 10.30pm at Grange Leisure.