Braving the rain for some summer fun in Mansfield

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

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 11:49 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:20 pm
Summer Festival event at Titchfield Park. Luciemae Gundel, 6, dares to look down from the climbing wall.

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.

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.

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

“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.

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.”

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

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.

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. 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. 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. Aniya Gilbert 2, braves a deluge for a pony ride.
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. 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. 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.