Lydiard Park is set to be fun of music and frivolity as Pimms in the Park returns for its second year.

The brainchild of Debra Collins and Graham Stobbs, Pimms in the Park made its debut last year for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with over 30,000 attending the Lydiard Park event over the weekend. 

This year the pair are hoping to cement Pimms in the Park as one of Swindon's staple summer events and are going all out with new additions and big-name acts.

The upcoming outdoor event taking place on July 29 and 30 features a big music lineup headlined by The Farm and 911 and features some of the best local acts. 

As well as live music, there will also be a classic car show from Swindon Rod N Custom, vintage and military displays and a wellbeing zone. 

"We have introduced more stages so there will be lots of music, fun and entertainment for all ages and will cost less than a cup of coffee," the event's organisers said. 

"There will be the famous Pimms Bar, dinosaur shows, workshops, activities, fundraising and plenty of refreshments and food for all.

"Support local is our ethos and local businesses will display everything Swindon has to offer. Over 50 local trades, crafts and workshops will keep people busy all day."

There will also be crazy golf, fair rides, giant inflatables and dance performances. 

All of the proceeds are going to a good cause, as the organisers explained.

"This will be an affordable day out for families to enjoy and to come together for a great cause. This year the event is in support of Julia's House Children's Hospice, and part of the Big Dog Art Trail too.

"100 per cent of profits once costs are covered will go to giving more local children support and a loving environment in difficult times for the whole family. So, we hope to see you all out in force enjoying a fantastic time with family and friends."

"Thank you to all the businesses, volunteers and suppliers for getting involved to bring this successful event back for 2023 at Lydiard Park."

Tickets are still available on the day from the entry gate for £5.