Welwyn Garden City children soak up 'phenomenal' summer festival event

PUBLISHED: 11:16 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:16 10 July 2017

A bouncy castle was on hand for the little ones to burn off some of their energy. Picture: Luke Duffell

A bouncy castle was on hand for the little ones to burn off some of their energy. Picture: Luke Duffell

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A summer festival held over the weekend for Welwyn Garden City preschoolers has been hailed a "sizzling success".

Children take a break from the sun to decorate some biscuits in the shade. Picture: Luke DuffellChildren take a break from the sun to decorate some biscuits in the shade. Picture: Luke Duffell

Hundreds of youngsters flocked to Saturday’s event at Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, which was hosted by staff and parents from Attimore Barn, The Commons and Knightsfield pre-schools.

Families soaked up the weather while enjoying a barbecue, numerous stalls, giant Jenga, beat the goalie and podium knock-out.

The children were also able to meet Disney princesses Elsa and Cinderella, before a giant balloon release rounded off the event.

A face painter was on hand to transform the children into their favourite characters and animals. Picture: Luke DuffellA face painter was on hand to transform the children into their favourite characters and animals. Picture: Luke Duffell

Lisa Lester, group manager of the three pre-schools, said: “The turnout and support for our Pre-School Summer Festival was phenomenal.

“The hard work completely paid off and it was so rewarding to see so many happy faces. We’ve been blown away by the support of staff, parents and the children and will definitely be holding an annual summer festival in WGC.”

Amongst the activities at the festival was arts and crafts. Picture: Luke DuffellAmongst the activities at the festival was arts and crafts. Picture: Luke Duffell

Children had the chance to fight it out on the inflatable jousting attraction. Picture: Luke DuffellChildren had the chance to fight it out on the inflatable jousting attraction. Picture: Luke Duffell

A festival goer tries his luck at the penalty shoot out competition. Picture: Luke DuffellA festival goer tries his luck at the penalty shoot out competition. Picture: Luke Duffell

Ben Saunders and Oscar Arnott enjoying the festival. Picture: Luke DuffellBen Saunders and Oscar Arnott enjoying the festival. Picture: Luke Duffell

Liam and Layla Worcester with Ben Saunders, enjoying the sunshine at the festival. Picture: Luke DuffellLiam and Layla Worcester with Ben Saunders, enjoying the sunshine at the festival. Picture: Luke Duffell

Jake Fairbrairm hooking a duck, one fo the many activities on the day. Picture: Luke DuffellJake Fairbrairm hooking a duck, one fo the many activities on the day. Picture: Luke Duffell

Archie Foster checking out the police car on site. Picture: Luke DuffellArchie Foster checking out the police car on site. Picture: Luke Duffell

The local police force were at the festival, giving the children an opportunity to experience the inside of a police car. Picture: Luke DuffellThe local police force were at the festival, giving the children an opportunity to experience the inside of a police car. Picture: Luke Duffell

Leo Turner cooling down on a beautiful day with an ice cream. Picture: Luke DuffellLeo Turner cooling down on a beautiful day with an ice cream. Picture: Luke Duffell

Candy Floss and Popcorn was on offer to festival goers. Picture: Luke DuffellCandy Floss and Popcorn was on offer to festival goers. Picture: Luke Duffell

Danny O'Dwyer enjoyed getting his face painted as Spiderman. Picture: Luke DuffellDanny O'Dwyer enjoyed getting his face painted as Spiderman. Picture: Luke Duffell

Some local residents trying their luck at the Bottle Tombola. Picture: Luke DuffellSome local residents trying their luck at the Bottle Tombola. Picture: Luke Duffell

The children were visited by two very special guests on the day. Picture: Luke DuffellThe children were visited by two very special guests on the day. Picture: Luke Duffell

Even the older children were keen to meet Elsa and Anna from Disney's Frozen. Picture: Luke DuffellEven the older children were keen to meet Elsa and Anna from Disney's Frozen. Picture: Luke Duffell

The Festival DJ, Aidan Kirwan, takes a quick break from spinning tunes to chill out with some Disney Princesses. Picture: Luke DuffellThe Festival DJ, Aidan Kirwan, takes a quick break from spinning tunes to chill out with some Disney Princesses. Picture: Luke Duffell

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