A “Bubble Bath” cocktail has been created specially for Ilkley Carnival to help raise fund for good causes.

Carnival organisers have teamed with local bar The Ticket Office to develop the unique, fruity drink - giving the event its own cocktail for the very first time. Created using bubble gum flavouring, grapefruit vodka, Aperol, lemon and rhubarb the tipple is promising customers a special surprise.

It will be available at the bar from Friday, May 4 to Monday, May 7. A total of 50p from every glass sold will go into the fundraising pot.

The carnival donates to a number of local causes and organisations each year. The 2018 TV themed event has chosen the Burley Scout and Guide Group to be this year’s primary beneficiary, receiving half of all profits with the remaining half distributed between other local groups.

The Ticket Office general manager Lawrence Doyle said: “This is the first time we’ve experienced Ilkley Carnival and we’re really excited to be involved with such a great local cause. The 4th to the 7th May will be a bumper weekend for Ilkley with the Tour de Yorkshire followed by the Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday. Our Bubble Bath Carnival Cocktail gives visitors throughout the weekend the chance to ‘have a drink on’ Ilkley Carnival and do their bit to boost the funds raised.”

Carnival tickets will be available to buy at The Ticket Office in the coming weeks and will cost £13 for a family ticket, £5 for an adult and £2 for children.

Carnival committee member Suzanne Watson said: “The ‘Bubble Bath’ is everything you’d expect from Ilkley Carnival - spectacular, fun, with lots of fizz and personality. I’d certainly encourage everyone to try the tipple - it’s the perfect tonic for parents needing a break from making TV-themed parade costumes and of course, it’s for a very good cause!”

Ilkley Carnival takes place on May 7 and will feature a TV themed parade, fairground rides, a classic car show and the annual Black Hats versus White Hats cricket match.