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13th June 2015
Family FunDay 2015

The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods' 16th Annual Family FunDay was very successful, and once again we were very lucky with the weather - especially considering that at one point the event was even in danger of being cancelled due to the extremely bad forecasts.. 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 Corpus Christie Brass Band, Alwoodley Community Choir and The Roundhay Ukulele Group
  • Talon Falconry birds of prey
  • Children's Magicadabra Magic Show from Jonty the Magician
  • Drum circle with Daftasadrum
  • Bees and beekeeping
  • Craft tent
  • Plant sale
  • Radish books and gifts
  • Faeryfloss Boutique organic candy floss
  • Face painting
  • Parachute games
  • Circus skills
  • Grand raffle
  • Tombola
  • 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 and tombola; 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. Without this help the event would not have been possible.

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  • FGVW merchandiseFGVW merchandise
  • Plant stallPlant stall
  • Beekeeper stallBeekeeper stall
  • Grand raffleGrand raffle
  • Refreshments stallRefreshments stall
  • Radish giftsRadish gifts
  • Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #1Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #1
  • Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #2Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #2
  • Alwoodley Community ChoirAlwoodley Community Choir
  • Faeryfloss Boutique organic candy flossFaeryfloss Boutique organic candy floss
  • Hook a duck!Hook a duck!
  • Start birdwatchingStart birdwatching
  • Bird box makingBird box making
  • Magicadabra magic actMagicadabra magic act
  • FGVW informationFGVW information
  • FacepaintingFacepainting
  • Corpus Christie Brass BandCorpus Christie Brass Band
  • Meeting firefightersMeeting firefighters
  • Meeting birds of prey with Talon FalconryMeeting birds of prey with Talon Falconry
  • Learning circus skillsLearning circus skills
  • Craft tentCraft tent
  • The Roundhay Ukulele GroupThe Roundhay Ukulele Group
  • Parachute gamesParachute games
  • Boat race gameBoat race game
  • FGVW presented with 2015 CARA AwardFGVW presented with 2015 CARA Award


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