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11th June 2011
Family FunDay 2011

The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods' 12th Annual Family FunDay was perhaps the best one we've ever had. The weather was sunny and warm and we had a great turnout, with hundreds of local people coming to join in the fun.

As always, its aim was to help raise awareness about the Woods and the Friends group, as well as provide an afternoon of fun and entertainment for all the local community. In addition to the many activities and displays on offer, a live band provided musical entertainment and local residents brought home-made cakes and other refreshments.

Activities and events included the following...

  • Meeting birds of prey, bees, hedgehogs, frogs, tarantulas, rabbits and other wildlife guests.
  • Live entertainment from the New World Steel Orchestra, Hullabaloo juggler, and Magicadabra magic act.
  • Bird box building, t-shirt designing, face painting, henna artist, clay modelling.
  • Plants stall, book & gift stall by Radish.
  • Tailwaggers Dog Display Team.
  • Drum workshop by "Daftasadrum".
  • Marquees with local community group & other local interest displays.
  • Home-made drinks & refreshments.
  • Parachute games.
  • Firefighters.
  • Information about Gledhow Valley Woods & the Friends, plus Suggestions Box.
  • Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods merchandise, Name the Bear game, Tombola, and Hunt the Gledhow Bear game.
  • Grand Raffle with over £1,000 worth of prizes (donated by local businesses).

The event was only possible due to the dedication and enthusiasm of the Friends Group and other members of the local community, together with the generous donations made by those attending.

We would like to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who helped... those who spent hours assembling tents all morning; those who provided home-made food for the refreshments tent; those who helped run the stalls and activities, and sold raffle tickets; those who helped pack everything away at the end of the day; and the many local businesses which generously donated raffle prizes.

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  • Plant stallPlant stall
  • Beekeeper stallBeekeeper stall
  • Daftasadrum drum circleDaftasadrum drum circle
  • Refreshments stallRefreshments stall
  • FGVW Merchandise, Grand Raffle & Hunt the Gledhow BearFGVW Merchandise, Grand Raffle & Hunt the Gledhow Bear
  • Radish books & giftsRadish books & gifts
  • Wildlife quizWildlife quiz
  • FGVW TombolaFGVW Tombola
  • Tailwaggers Dog Disply TeamTailwaggers Dog Disply Team
  • Magicadabra magic actMagicadabra magic act
  • New World Steel OrchestraNew World Steel Orchestra
  • Clay modellingClay modelling
  • Meeting a giant millipede with Lion LearnersMeeting a giant millipede with Lion Learners
  • Circus skillsCircus skills
  • T-shirt designT-shirt design
  • Meeting birds of prey with Talon FalconryMeeting birds of prey with Talon Falconry
  • Build a bird boxBuild a bird box
  • A great turnout!A great turnout!
  • Chapel Allerton Allotments AssociationChapel Allerton Allotments Association
  • Parachute gamesParachute games
  • Meeting firefightersMeeting firefighters
  • A busy afternoon!A busy afternoon!
  • FacepaintingFacepainting
  • Martin, FGVW Chair, after a long day!Martin, FGVW Chair, after a long day!

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