Go karting, music, circus skills, face painting, children’s crafts and a bouncy castle were all on offer yesterday afternoon at Gainsborough’s Picnic in the Park on Makins Recreation Ground organised by Soha Housing for families to enjoy.
The afternoon kicked off with singing by a group of residents from The Close and during the afternoon Paul Glover and Andy Fowler from Rhythm Zone led African and Samba drumming sessions.
Kyra, aged 6 who had a go at go karting said, “It was my first time on go karts and it was great fun. I beat the boys!”
Henley Mayor, Councillor Kellie Hinton was hoping to attend the event but unfortunately she was recovering from an operation on her leg.
Councillor David Eggleton, Chair of the Gainsborough Residents’ Association and the Mayor’s consort said, “It was a shame lots of people missed out on this great event in the sunshine. We need people to support these events otherwise we may loose them.”
Jackie Logan from Soha Housing said, “It’s been a lovely afternoon in the sunshine with a great atmosphere. We like to support the community and it’s really nice to see everyone enjoying themselves.”