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16th June 2018
Family FunDay 2018

The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods' 19th Annual Family FunDay was very successful despite a last minute dip in the weather near the end of the afternoon.. 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...

  • Matthew Tiffany - juggler extraordinaire
  • Live music from Altofts and Normanton Brass Band
  • Bees and beekeeping
  • Plant sale
  • Tombola
  • Book stall
  • Circus Skills
  • Face painting
  • Parachute games
  • Grand raffle
  • Tin Can Alley
  • Firefighters
  • Clay modelling
  • Bird box making
  • Start birdwatching
  • Home-made refreshments
  • The chance to out what the Friends are doing to enhance your local woodland and lake.
  • 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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  • Setting up the tentsSetting up the tents
  • Parachute gamesParachute games
  • Matthew Tiffany - juggler extraordinaireMatthew Tiffany - juggler extraordinaire
  • 'Hunt the Gledhow Bear' lollipop game'Hunt the Gledhow Bear' lollipop game
  • Splat the Rat!Splat the Rat!
  • Meeting firefightersMeeting firefighters
  • Learning circus skillsLearning circus skills
  • TombolaTombola
  • Refreshments stallRefreshments stall
  • Ice cream vanIce cream van
  • Plant stallPlant stall
  • Beekeeper stallBeekeeper stall
  • Start BirdwatchingStart Birdwatching
  • Bird box making and Bug HotelsBird box making and Bug Hotels
  • Tin Can AlleyTin Can Alley
  • Hook a DuckHook a Duck
  • FacepaintingFacepainting
  • 'Hapa Zome' with The Conservation Volunteers'Hapa Zome' with The Conservation Volunteers
  • Chapel Allerton Allotment AssociationChapel Allerton Allotment Association
  • FGVW information and giftsFGVW information and gifts
  • Altofts and Normanton Brass BandAltofts and Normanton Brass Band
  • Roundhay Open GardensRoundhay Open Gardens


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