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14th June 2014
Family FunDay 2014

The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods' 15th Annual Family FunDay was probably the best one yet, greatly helped by the hot sunny weather (sadly missing from the previous few FunDays). Hundreds of local people came 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...

  • Animal visitors from Morley Exotic Animal Rescue
  • Live music from The Roundhay Ukulele Group and The Turnarounds
  • Talon Falconry birds of prey
  • Children's Magic Show from Jonty the Magician
  • Drum circle with Daftasadrum
  • Bees and beekeeping
  • Plant sale
  • Radish bookshop
  • Face painting
  • Parachute games
  • Circus skills
  • T-shirt design
  • Grand raffle with over £1,000 worth of prizes (donated by local businesses)
  • Tin Can Alley
  • Firefighters
  • Clay modelling
  • Bird box making
  • Start birdwatching
  • Home-made refreshments
  • Find out what the Friends are doing to enhance your local woodland
  • FGVW gift stall including coasters, mugs, postcards, greetings cards, badges, etc.
  • ...And much more!

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 and prizes for the raffle; 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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  • FunDay in full swing!FunDay in full swing!
  • The Roundhay Ukulele GroupThe Roundhay Ukulele Group
  • FGVW merchandiseFGVW merchandise
  • Refreshments stallRefreshments stall
  • Start birdwatchingStart birdwatching
  • Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #1Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #1
  • Hook a duck!Hook a duck!
  • Build a bird boxBuild a bird box
  • Beekeeper stallBeekeeper stall
  • Learning circus skillsLearning circus skills
  • Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP)Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP)
  • FacepaintingFacepainting
  • Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #2Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #2
  • Plant stallPlant stall
  • The TurnaroundsThe Turnarounds
  • Magicadabra magic actMagicadabra magic act
  • Meeting birds of prey with Talon FalconryMeeting birds of prey with Talon Falconry
  • Willow WonderWillow Wonder
  • Daftasadrum drum circleDaftasadrum drum circle
  • Clay modellingClay modelling
  • Map of the woods for visitor commentsMap of the woods for visitor comments
  • Meeting firefightersMeeting firefighters
  • Can the BeansCan the Beans
  • Indie IcesIndie Ices
  • About My AreaAbout My Area


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