Video: Sun shines on Stamford Kiwanis Family Fun Day

Kiwanis Fun day at Burghley Park. Emily Boling (10) on the climbing wall. EMN-150908-200216009

Kiwanis Fun day at Burghley Park. Emily Boling (10) on the climbing wall. EMN-150908-200216009

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Thousands of children and parents enjoyed a free day of workshops and entertainment in the sun this weekend.

Stamford Kiwanis held their family fun day in the grounds of Burghley House on Sunday. And unlike last year, when the tail end of Hurricane Bertha swept across the area, the event was bathed in glorious sunshine.

Kiwanis spokesman David Epps said it was a “fabulous” day.

“We couldn’t have picked a better sunny day if we’d have wanted to,” he added. “The weather was perfect compared to last year when we had a hurricane that wrecked the event.

“I think people thoroughly enjoyed it. The comments we have had so far have been really complimentary. We had a really good day.”

The aim of the event, which returned last year after a hiatus of several years, is to offer the people of Stamford a day of free activities. This year visitors could enjoy include rock climbing, archery, circus skills, theatre, magic demonstrations, hat and badge making, cup cake decorating, children’s games, face painting, cycle skills, play area, baby yoga and lots more.

There was also full line-up of live music including local band Fully Loaded, dance performances from the likes of Wildcats and Welland School of Dance, a family fitness sessions with local fitness instructor Emma Brewster and an unusual display from a football trickster.

There were also a range of stalls to browse, a fun fair and Spitfire flypast.

Mr Epps thanked all those who had attended and put in months of work to make the event such a success. He added: “People did just as we asked. They brought picnics and enjoyed the sun. They stayed for most of the day.

“The reward for us is that it’s a great day for everyone, and people enjoyed it.”

The event was supported by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Photos by David Lowndes and Lee Hellwing.