CARTOONS are set to come alive at the annual Malham Safari which is being held later this month.

This year's theme is children’s cartoons and the life size animal displays will form part of the Safari Trail quiz. There will also be a television set counting competition for younger ones.

Malham Safari chairman Geoffrey Swales said: “Local volunteers and businesses work vary hard which is why the Safari has grown in popularity each year. It’s a great low-cost family day out and we are expecting more than 10,000 visitors this year.

“This year we have plenty of additional entertainment for the whole family; morris dancers, partners dance, magic shows, The Moonbeams, axe throwing, a Batala Band and the real live animals are back again this year.”

In addition to the popular Safari Café, which serves homemade food and cakes, there will be various events all week such as archery, coconut shy, wellie-wanging, duck racing, face painting, stream dipping and birds of prey.

The Maham Safari runs from Saturday, May 27, to Wednesday, May 31 and is open 10am to 4pm daily.