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15th June 2019
Family FunDay 2019

The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods' 20th 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 afternoon of fun, activities and entertainment focussing on the local woodland and the plants and wildlife that live there. There were loads of displays, activities, games and entertainments to keep the whole family busy, not to mention home-made refreshments and live music!

Activities and events included the following...

  • Live music from The Friendly Brass Band
  • Sam's Safaris
  • Sandhills Alpacas
  • Hope Pastures
  • Birds of Prey
  • Climbing Wall
  • Bees and beekeeping
  • Plant sale
  • Book stall
  • Circus Skills
  • Nest box making
  • Grand raffle
  • Tin Can Alley
  • Firefighters
  • Hook-a-Duck
  • Face painting
  • Start birdwatching
  • Tombola
  • Home-made refreshments
  • Find 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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  • FGVW informationFGVW information
  • TombolaTombola
  • Plant stallPlant stall
  • Start BirdwatchingStart Birdwatching
  • Learning circus skillsLearning circus skills
  • Refreshments stallRefreshments stall
  • Beekeeper stallBeekeeper stall
  • Chapel Allerton Allotment AssociationChapel Allerton Allotment Association
  • KL Falconry #1KL Falconry #1
  • KL Falconry #2KL Falconry #2
  • Book stallBook stall
  • FGVW giftsFGVW gifts
  • Climbing wallClimbing wall
  • Meeting firefightersMeeting firefighters
  • Sam's SafarisSam's Safaris
  • Hook a DuckHook a Duck
  • Tin Can AlleyTin Can Alley
  • Parachute gamesParachute games
  • Bird box makingBird box making
  • Gledhow Valley Conservation Area GroupGledhow Valley Conservation Area Group
  • Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey SanctuaryHope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary
  • The Friendly Brass BandThe Friendly Brass Band


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