Family fun at annual fun day in South Shields

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Mayor and mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse with Jamie Don (2)
Family funday at Ridgeway School. Mayor and mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse with Jamie Don (2)

Families got together for a feast of free activities.

Cleadon Park’s annual fun day provided plenty of fun for people of all ages last week.

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Mayor and mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse with resident's association Joyce Johnson and Denise Graham

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Mayor and mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse with resident's association Joyce Johnson and Denise Graham

The event, at Ridgeway Primary School, in South Shields, was officially launched by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse.

Families enjoyed trying out some arts and crafts, playing on the chocolate tombola and taking part in sports events such as wrestling in inflatable sumo suits and bouncing high on trampolines.

Wizadora the magician, face painting, an inflatable assault course, a cups and saucers ride and a kiddies corner were also lined up to keep local youngsters entertained, as people came together to make the most of a sunny afternoon.

The annual event, which is organised by the Cleadon Park Regeneration Partnership, aims to allow residents to talk to representatives from a number of organisations who provide information about their services.

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Gracie Thorius (3)

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Gracie Thorius (3)

Coun Porthouse, said: “It was a pleasure to officially open the fun day for Cleadon Park residents to enjoy. Thankfully it was a beautiful summer’s day and all of the community came together for an afternoon of family entertainment.

“With so much going on there was something for everyone and with the weather on our side it was wonderful to see so many turn out and join in the fun.”

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Mayor and mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse face paint Coun Alex Donaldson

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Mayor and mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse face paint Coun Alex Donaldson

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Faye (11) and brother Ben (8) Thorius

Family funday at Ridgeway School. Faye (11) and brother Ben (8) Thorius