Free family fun as Armed Forces Day is celebrated in Hull later this month

Members of the Armed Forces
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Hull city centre will turn red, white and blue next weekend as Armed Forces Day is celebrated.

Queen Victoria Square will play host to this free event on Saturday, June 29. The day promises something for the whole family.

Free activities on offer include a climbing wall, Scrapstore craft activities, face painting and balloon modelling. Military attractions will also be on offer alongside a veterans’ marquee filled with representatives from the Royal British Legion, Aden Vets, National Malay & Borneo, Blind Veterans UK, RASC/RCT and Hull Mind.


Musical performances from The 150 Regiment Band and Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force Band will take place throughout the day, with military-style street performers taking to the streets. The Lord Mayor of Hull Cllr Mark Collinson will also be in attendance.

Kath Wynne-Hague, head of culture, place and city centre, said: “Armed Forces Day has so much on offer with something for everyone to enjoy. This family event celebrates the important role of the Armed Forces and provides visitors with the opportunity to reflect and thank those who have protected and continue to protect our country.”

-Credit:Hull City Council
-Credit:Hull City Council

Princes Quay Shopping Centre, which is home to veterans’ charity Hull 4 Heroes, will play host to stalls from veterans and military organisations. Live entertainment is also planned.

Hull’s Armed Forces Day event takes place in and around Queen Victoria Square, on Saturday, June, 29, from 10am to 4pm.