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 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 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 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 Duffell Children 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 Duffell Ben 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 Duffell Jake 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 Duffell The 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 Duffell Candy Floss and Popcorn was on offer to festival goers. Picture: Luke Duffell Danny O'Dwyer enjoyed getting his face painted as Spiderman. Picture: Luke Duffell Some 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 Duffell Even 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 Duffell