CANDY floss and fun fair attractions gave Durham a carnival spirit this week.

The city hosted a four-day summer fete, featuring stalls, rides, games, entertainment, morris dancing and activities for children.

Adam Deathe, business engagement manager at Durham Business Improvement District (Bid), which organised the event, said: “Following Balloons InDurham, we’re really pleased to be able to launch Summer Fetes InDurham too.

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“As the organisation charged with increasing footfall and return patronage to the city, it’s great that we can bring a whole host of new events to Durham for all the family to enjoy during the half term holiday.”

Events were taking place around Millennium Place and the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, including a mini crazy golf course raising money for Heel and Toe charity, which helps children with cerebral palsy.

People also took part in a “best in show” fashion competition and showed off their fancy dress.

The event also provided an opportunity for New College students Emma Rowely and Stacey Houldsworth, who were able to put into practice some of the skills they have learned from their event management course.