Jubilee celebrations continue at fun day

The main jubilee celebrations may have finished on Tuesday but the party mood is still going strong in Wellingborough.

Hundreds of visitors flocked to Dale End Park in Croyland Road today, Saturday, June 9, to take part in a Queen’s Jubilee Fun Day.

The free event was organised by Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club for families in the area.

Rotarian Richard Brooks said: “We hold a fun day every two to three years and decided to tie in this year’s event with the jubilee celebrations.

“We’ve had lots of positive feedback from visitors and the go-kart rides in particular have been a big hit with the children.

“We’re pleased that so many people have come along to support the event.”

The event was opened by Wellingborough mayor Ken Harrington who is also the president of the rotary club.

He said: “There’s a lot of things going on and it’s been a really enjoyable day.

“We know this is a difficult year for many families and that many people are facing hardship so we wanted to put on a fun day where they didn’t have to spend money at all if they didn’t want to and if they did want to have a go at some of the games and attractions it wouldn’t cost them very much.”

Attractions at the event included games, a bouncy castle, a giant inflatable slide, a dragster car, a visit from young drag racer Paige Wheeler and a variety of stands and refreshments.

York Ward and Rowlatt also organised a Push the Corsa game.