Chesterfield Carnival opens today

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Rex the dinosaur, a mini-zoo, superheroes and Jedi Knight Academy are among attractions at this weekend’s Chesterfield Carnival.

The two-day event at Stand Road Park will include a five-a-side tournament and tug of war with cash prizes, a classic car and bike show and a funfair.

There will be the opportunity to challenge Chesterfield Football Club on the speedmachines and take part in a fancy dress competition.

The carnival opened at 8am today and closes at 5pm tomorrow.

Proceeds from the event will go to Ashgate Hospice.