Scouts are set to join the circus at camp

More than 1,400 youngsters will be rolling up in the Northumberland countryside to enjoy all the fun of the circus.

The Circus Marra Scout Camp will take place at Causey Park Farm near Morpeth over the bank holiday weekend.

And hundreds of scouts and guides, aged eight to 18, will be flocking to the site for a range of adventurous, creative and entertaining activities.

As well as archery, zorbing, climbing and drumming, a 30-strong professional circus team will teach the youngsters new skills and tricks, while entertainment will include circus shows, talent shows, live bands, cinemas and discos with professional dancers.

Adult volunteers are currently busy preparing the farmland for the event, which takes place from Friday to Monday, adding a big top, power, water, cafés, a stage and abseiling tower.