A SUMMER fete could fast become an annual tradition in Alloa as it returns after last year's inaugural success.

Parents, with the help of staff, are looking forward to welcoming the community to the Redwell PS Fete as it returns for a second year on Sunday, June 11.

Those behind the summer event are looking to follow up last year's success with various fun activities on offer for children and parents this weekend.

Alpaca walks proved popular last year and could once again be a big hit along with a petting zoo including small pygmy goats, giant continental and smaller petting rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoises and a snake.

The event will go ahead from 11am to 2pm on the day, with last entry at 1.30pm, and for £2 per person – pre-school children go for free.

There will be plenty on offer with more than 20 various stalls, including a large offering of toys, face painting, kick darts, a fire engine, police bikes and beat the goalie.

Demonstrations and displays will be put on by the Scottish Martial Arts Centre from Tullibody, Forefront Stage School, Alba Performing arts as well as Clarissa Rose Highland Dancing.

Food and refreshments will also be on offer, along two tombolas and two raffles on the day.

Lindsay Mitchell, of the parent council, previously told the Advertiser the idea for the event came along to create a summer celebration in Alloa with costs kept low for all to enjoy.

She said: “Last year was a success, the aim of the event is to provide a low-cost family fun day and not just restrict it to children, parents and families that go to Redwell, we wanted to open it up to the whole of Clackmannanshire and beyond.

“We've got such good grounds at the school, we are very lucky.”

One of the raffles will be specifically designed for Father's Day with two themed hampers – including stadium tours of Ibrox or Parkhead.

Generous donations have also come in for the two tombolas, one of which will be for adults.

The parents have been working with school staff, some of whom will be volunteering to help, to bring the event about.

For those heading along, organisers are asking for no pets and no alcohol to be brought and to consider parking at The Pavilions, The Pleasures or at Alloa Town Hall.

Thanks go to sponsors Hunters Coaches, the Rotary Club of Alloa, Carpet Gallery Alloa and O'Malley Property.