The team at Lea Green Centre successfully organised sunshine for ‘Family Funfest’ on Sunday 16th July, an event which saw over 300 visitors through the gates to take part in a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors who had made a saving by pre-booking arrived bright and early for the opening at 10am and wristbands were used for an authentic festival feel. Visitors travelled from as far as Sheffield and Burton on Trent including some groups arriving by minibus like Peak School.
Popular activities on the day included; the low ropes course, archery, bouldering in the cave, soft play, bushcraft and the high adrenaline activities like team swing and climbing tower. External suppliers who helped make the event a great start to the summer for families included; circus skills act Chango Fuego who was teaching children to walk on stilts and juggle, an inflatable castle and slide and Bugs ‘N’ Bones who gave people the opportunity to hold a snake or tarantula amongst other creatures! Lots of visitors took the chance to have their face painted, get a relaxing hand massage with Jo from Weleda skincare company and for refreshments there was a BBQ running on the day as well as lots of picnics taking place in shady spots.
Family Funfest acts as a showcase of Lea Green Centre and gives people a taster of activities at an affordable price. Visitors had the chance to find out about parties that can be booked at the centre, ask staff about team-building programmes, sign up for future bushcraft events and have a look around Meadow Lodge, the on-site accessible accommodation.
The team have received the following comments on the Lea Green Centre Facebook page:
- “It was a fantastic day. First time we have been and would highly recommend it. Thank you for all the team’s hard work.”
- “It was fantastic! We were sorry to leave at the end. All your team were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much. A great day and well done for organising such nice weather.”
- “What a fantastic day, for working parents it has been a real joy to be able to participate with children and have lots of fun.”
Keep an eye out for the next big event at Lea Green Centre!