Tens of thousands pack into Mayor’s Newham Show with CBBC characters Zing Zillas

The Zingzillas

The Zingzillas - Credit: Archant

Forget about Justin Timberlake at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The hottest bill in town at the weekend was the ZingZillas at the Mayor’s Newham Show in East Ham.

The Zingzillas

The Zingzillas - Credit: Archant

That was according to the presenters at Central Park as the children’s characters from the CBBC show took to the main stage Sunday.

Ashley J (left) and Tee J (right)

Ashley J (left) and Tee J (right) - Credit: Archant

They held their own big Zing performing hits such as Bubble, Trouble Bhangra, and Do You Didgeridoo.

Tens of thousands of residents streamed through the gates to the park along High Street South throughout the two day event.

Inside children tried to keep cool in the sweltering temperatures at Newham by the Seaside, an installed beach complete with deck chairs, donkey rides and a helter skelter. A steel band and stalls serving up coconut juice helped give it a Caribbean feel.

The event also featured a children’s area with everything from a bouncy castle to face painters and story tellers. A variety of local acts also took to the main stage, which featured the talent finals for Time to Shine.

But there are also plenty of activities for older residents with a Cabaret Tent with live entertainment and a Hobbies and Craft Tent with workshops.

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The Sports Zone gave advice on how to get active and stay healthy, and the Health Zone offered free health MOTs.

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