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THERE was plenty of fun in the sun for all the family at a South Tyneside village.

Hundreds of residents packed into Whitburn’s Cornthwaite Park on Saturday for its annual family fun day, one of the highlights of the village’s summer festival.

web wonder ... face painting was among the attractions on offer on Saturday.

web wonder ... face painting was among the attractions on offer on Saturday.

The free family fun day proved a hit with young and old alike, with live music, face-painting and carnival rides among the attractions.

While there was lots to keep energetic youngsters busy, many were happy just to peruse the wide range of stalls in the park. A bouncy castle and climbing wall also proved popular.

Gary Frazer, of South Tyneside Council’s activities and facility development team, said: “It’s been an excellent day, really successful, and you can’t put a price on the sun.

“There have been plenty of activities, as well as lots of stalls, a climbing wall, carnival rides, a bouncy castle and more.”

Whitburn councillor Tracey Dixon added: “It has been a great day. The fun day is the highlight of our summer festival.

“It brings in people from outside the village, and, hopefully, they don’t just stay for an hour but make a day of it 
and use of all our businesses in the village.

“We’ve had a great turnout. The weather didn’t look too good first thing in the morning, but the sun has come out for the fun day.”

Other events staged during the festival, held every June, included a traditional tea dance at the Barnes Institute, a Whitburn’s Got Talent competition contested by Marsden and Whitburn primary schools and Whitburn Methodist Church’s annual flower show.

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