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18th June 2016
Family FunDay 2016

The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods' 17th 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 and Bassa Bassa
  • Talon Falconry birds of prey
  • Children's Magic Show from Jonty the Magician
  • The Conservation Volunteers
  • Bees & Beekeeping
  • Plant Sale
  • Book Stall
  • Parachute Games
  • Circus Skills
  • Grand Raffle
  • Tin Can Alley
  • Firefighters
  • Clay Modelling
  • Bird Box Making
  • Start Birdwatching
  • FGVW Gifts
  • Home-made Refreshments
  • ...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
  • Talon Falconry birds of preyTalon Falconry birds of prey
  • Plant stallPlant stall
  • FacepaintingFacepainting
  • Grand RaffleGrand Raffle
  • Refreshments stallRefreshments stall
  • Book stallBook stall
  • Start BirdwatchingStart Birdwatching
  • Bird box makingBird box making
  • Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #1Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #1
  • Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #2Morley Exotic Animal Rescue #2
  • 'Hapa Zome' with The Conservation Volunteers'Hapa Zome' with The Conservation Volunteers
  • Bassa BassaBassa Bassa
  • Beekeeper stallBeekeeper stall
  • Gledhow Valley Conservation Area GroupGledhow Valley Conservation Area Group
  • Chapel Allerton Allotment AssociationChapel Allerton Allotment Association
  • FGVW informationFGVW information
  • Parachute gamesParachute games
  • Learning circus skillsLearning circus skills
  • Boat Race gameBoat Race game
  • Tin Can AlleyTin Can Alley
  • Corpus Christie Brass BandCorpus Christie Brass Band
  • Help from our local PCSOHelp from our local PCSO
  • A busy afternoon!A busy afternoon!
  • Meeting firefightersMeeting firefighters
  • Magicadabra magic actMagicadabra magic act

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