A UNICORN party and huge range of children's activities will be held at Jack Up the Summer.

Organisers of the family-friendly festival, due to take place in August at North Fairlee Farm, Newport, have promised it will be the biggest such party ever held on the Isle of Wight.

Event manager Sarah Moss said: “People love Jack Up because it offers a safe, fun and affordable weekend for families.

"Fancy dress has always been a big part of the event, but this year we are asking people to splash as much colour as they dare because things just got even brighter!"

Kids aged 12 and under go free, and children's activities will include inflatables, circus skills, mini trampolines and space hoppers, courtesy of 1Lesiure, a huge kids marquee and a bubble station — all within the one field alongside the live music on the main stage. There will also be a roller skate rink and retro gaming station to transport some of the bigger kids back to their youth.

Enchanted Isle owner Natalie de Gruchy will be bringing her unicorn princesses to the event, and a creation station where people can transform themselves with makeup and accessories.

Other Isle of Wight business will be on hand to help people embrace the 1980s and '90s vibe, including Couture Hairdressing and All That Glitters, and Island Ales will serve unicorn gin and beer.

In its seven-year history, Jack Up has helped raise more than £27,000 for charities and good causes including Mountbatten, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Prostate Cancer UK, Oxfam, the Joe Ellis Trust, Sight for Wight, Wight Crystal and Isle of Wight Scouts.

This year the festival will support Island WIs, who will run a fundraising tea tent.

Sue Biss, WI Federation Chairman said: “The Isle of Wight WIs are delighted to be running the tea tent at Jack Up The Summer.

"We will have all types of cakes and yummy things to eat, all lovingly made by the excellent bakers of the WI.

"We'll look forward to welcoming you, suitably dressed in our unicorn best."

The festival takes place from August 9 to 11.

Early bird tickets are available until the end of June at jackupthesummer.co.uk and from the County Press office in Newport.

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