Melton’s Frost Fair draws big crowds despite soggy start

Frosty the Snowman with friends the Ice Queen (Rebecca Dawn) and Jack Frost (Andrew Robertson)

Frosty the Snowman with friends the Ice Queen (Rebecca Dawn) and Jack Frost (Andrew Robertson)

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Hundreds of people attended Melton’s popular Frost Fair as part of the half-term fun in the town.

The event, which centred around Market Place, created a carnival atmosphere enjoyed by young and old alike.

Olivia Zasadzki aboard the carousel

Olivia Zasadzki aboard the carousel

Attractions at the three-day event, which ran on Thursday, Friday and into Saturday this year, included a visit from Jack Frost and the Ice Queen.

Other frosty-themed entertainment included a carousel, winter market, craft stalls and an appearance from some husky dogs.

Town bailiff Andrew Cooper, of event organisers the Melton Mowbray Town Estate, said: “Unfortunately Thursday was a wash-out but the other two days went ahead without a hitch and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

“New this year was a horse racing ride around a racecourse track.”

Reece Taker (3) enjoys a bounce on the trampoline

Reece Taker (3) enjoys a bounce on the trampoline

The fair was supported by the Melton Business Improvement District and the Town Estate.

Five-year-old Amelia Tina with a few sweet treats at the Frost Fair

Five-year-old Amelia Tina with a few sweet treats at the Frost Fair