Community out in force for Wisewood Summer Festival

Nikita busy doing the smoothies
Nikita busy doing the smoothies

Families living in and around a Sheffield suburb enjoyed a fun-filled festival.

The Wisewood Summer Festival began last year to mark the opening of new football pitches at the Wisewood Sports Centre.

The tea room staff were kept busy

The tea room staff were kept busy

And organisers, the Friends of Wisewood and District, decided to bring it back bigger and better this year.

Visitors enjoyed a range of stalls put on by various church and community groups, while there was a bouncy castle and face painting for children.

Hannah Isherwood, secretary of the Friends of Wisewood and District, said: “People were saying we should develop it, so we have.”

There were various demonstrations and tournaments on the pitches including a football tournament, mascot race and a tug-of-war contest.

The Sheffield Sixers put on a football display

The Sheffield Sixers put on a football display

People could also discover more about the RIVA Project, which helps young people with disabilities in its tea room and charity shop, while enjoying refreshments.

Organisers received a grant from Pennine House for the festival.