I’d been checking the weather forecast all week and worrying about the imminent rain that was supposed to be appearing between 10am-4pm on Sunday 6th July – which just so happened to be the exact moment that our Summer Fair was taking place…
We spent all day Saturday setting up and preparing. We put out signs, marquees, activities, an assault course, a barefoot walk, a hay bale tunnel, marking out welly wanging, sack racing and hopscotch…the list felt endless!
|Volunteers Charlotte and Gaelle setting up the post maze|
By 10am Sunday morning (the sun was shining) and all our hard work seemed to be coming together…
We had a few new activities in place for 2014, including a kite making workshop, an alternative therapies tent, a story teller for grown-ups, a drumming workshop, woodland activities and a display of classic land rovers.
We also ran our usual activities including tractor rides, tree climbing, donkey rides, post maze, hay bale tunnel, Dan’s Cannons, clay and craft activities, a butterfly chase and of course, our welly wanging competition!
We had two fantastic theatre groups perform on the day. Kaleidoscope Theatre performed an eerie mime called “The Waiting Room” and Shropshire Youth Theatre performed an extract from the play “Arthur’s Plough” – both had audiences captivated.
Event goers told me that they had spent all day at the Summer Fair and still didn’t get round to doing every activity!
Despite being up against the Wimbledon final, the British Grand Prix and the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire, we had a fantastic day with lots of happy people and only one VERY light rain shower!
Until next year….