Braving the rain for some summer fun in Mansfield

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park.
Luciemae Gundel, 6, dares to look down from the climbing wall.
Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park. Luciemae Gundel, 6, dares to look down from the climbing wall.

Hundreds braved the rain for the first summer festival of the year.

The event held at Titchfield Park, in Mansfield on Friday, July 28, saw people gather to celebrate cycling ahead of the Tour of Britain. Which will pass through Mansfield and Ashfield.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park.
Aniya Gilbert 2, braves a deluge for a pony ride.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park. Aniya Gilbert 2, braves a deluge for a pony ride.

Andrew Marshall, 58, who runs a bike repairs and servicing company, was giving free check ups for bikes at the event.

He said: “I have seen kids bikes in all states of disrepair, from minor things to their breaks not working.

“It is important to get your bikes checked once a year.”

Children also go involved in activities like face painting, crafts, pony rides and a climbing wall.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park.  
Rebecca Cox and Katie Cutt, both 6, brighten up a cloudy day with their fabulous face paint designs.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park. Rebecca Cox and Katie Cutt, both 6, brighten up a cloudy day with their fabulous face paint designs.

Steve Osborn, 48, project coordinator at Go-Extreme, who hosted a obstacle cause for bikes, said: “It was very busy, kids are loving cycling it is the future.

“The rain didn’t stop us just stopped the more technical stuff.”

Mansfield Guide Dogs fund-raising group was also there to raise money.

They gave demonstrations on what guide dogs are able to do and held a stall.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park.     
Brogan-Leigh Cheeseman, 9, Summer-Leigh Gibson, also 9 and Donnie McHugh 3, get crafty on the Museum activity table with their animal rattles.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park. Brogan-Leigh Cheeseman, 9, Summer-Leigh Gibson, also 9 and Donnie McHugh 3, get crafty on the Museum activity table with their animal rattles.

Nichola Bonsall, from Guide Dogs said: “It was absolutely fantastic till the rain came down, there has been a lot of engagement from the community.

“It cost £55,000 for a guide dog so every penny counts.”

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park.       
Youngsters get some help around the maypole.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park. Youngsters get some help around the maypole.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park.         
George Cooke, 5, James Ball 3, and big brother Jayden, 6, make the aquaintance of Mr Punch and Paul of Paul Temple Entertainments.

Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park. George Cooke, 5, James Ball 3, and big brother Jayden, 6, make the aquaintance of Mr Punch and Paul of Paul Temple Entertainments.