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Family Fun Day at West View Park, Halifax. Pictured is Colonel Custard entertaining the crowds
Family Fun Day at West View Park, Halifax. Pictured is Colonel Custard entertaining the crowds

Birds of prey, bouncy castles, food tents and Punch and Judy were just some of the things on display at the West View Park Family Fun Day in Halifax.

The event at the park off Warley Road at Highroad Well also played host to some 25 local community charity stalls, drum performances and more – which up to 1,000 people turned out to see.

The event, now in it’s third year, went down a storm said co-organiser Paul Tait: “Each year it just gets bigger and better. We’ve opened it up to a lot of charity groups and volunteer groups.

“It was Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative that worked to put it together two years ago. It was pretty small then, it’s just expanded from then.”

Proceeds from the day will be split between Overgate Hospice, Elland, and the Forget Me Not Trust charity.

Pete, representing Action for Pellon, said: “It’s important to allow people from different communities to mix together.”

Tony King, of the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, who also helped organise the day, said: “It’s basically a fun day and a chance for organisers to promote themselves and raise funds for their causes.

“People love it and say they want one every year.”