Glorious sunshine, fun and family entertainment made Hale Carnival a soaring success on Saturday.

The annual celebration in Hale Park attracted more than 2,000 visitors.

"We had a fantastic turnout," said Hale Carnival chairman Cerri Gallagher. "The arena was jam packed.

"It was a great day with plenty of memories made I'm sure.

"We'd like to thank everyone who came from far and wide to support us and all our volunteers who helped to make the day such a success."

Angel Mills, 10, was crowned rose queen and rode through the village with her retinue in a horse drawn carriage.

Children from Hale CE Primary School choir opened the show and there was an action-packed programme in the main arena.

Fascinating displays by birds of prey were staged by Vale Royal Falconry.

The samba band from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Allerton Brass Band, Mal and Bobbie dig agility and the Amp Coil Gurus band entertained the crowd.

Around 100 classic cars were on display alongside wood carving, bricklaying woodwork and clay shooting.

More than 40 stalls sold a selection of items ranging from food and crafts to clothes and plants.