Festival packed with entertainment for all the family as 3,000 have fun in the sun

FIRTH PARK FESTIVAL  Members of Dance Masters.
FIRTH PARK FESTIVAL Members of Dance Masters.

COLOURFUL entertainment delighted the crowds who enjoyed a day out in the bright sunshine for the annual Firth Park Festival in Sheffield.

Around 3,000 people turned up for the event, which featured a host of stalls and games – plus entertainment.

While energetic youngsters enjoyed the funfair, others sunbathed while watching performances from Dinnington Colliery Training Band, the South Yorkshire Police Dogs Display Team, a Romany travellers’ dance group, Romano Jilo, plus demonstrations of Zumba dancing.

Chris Fox, a member of the organising committee, said: “The event went very well indeed – and the weather was on our side to provide a fantastic day. We were very busy, with around 3,000 people attending.

“There was a nice variety of entertainment, which also included some local groups and children and stalls included handbags, jewellery and hand-made goods. The entertainment concluded with a big tug-of war.”

Mr Fox said that alongside local families, Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Sylvia Dunkley, Brightside and Hillsborough MP David Blunkett and local councillors also attended and he thanked youth service Activity Sheffield, plus the council’s North East Community Assembly for supporting the event.