Whitleigh community join the fun at jam-packed event

Bodmin Road playpark turned into a field of summer fun as residents enjoyed an afternoon of games and activities.

Hundreds of local residents from the Whitleigh community descended on the park with plenty to see and do. Despite a couple of rain showers, families enjoyed picnics on the green whilst taking in the community atmosphere.

The Music Makers arrived with a surprise superhero in the form of Spiderman who got all the children and even some of the adults dancing!

The face painting proved as popular as ever with a constant queue all afternoon for a colourful masterpiece, whilst there were outdoor games in the form of space hoppers and skittles.

PCH run Janner’s Men’s Shed attended the event and helped residents create their own Bug Hotel for their garden. The wooden structure, similar to small bird box were then painted by children on the green. Children could then take the ‘hotels’ home to their garden to help their local wildlife.

For those with green fingers there was the opportunity to do some planting and get familiar with growing vegetables at home with Tamar Grow Local.

Many families decided to bring picnics but there were hot food and drink refreshments available all afternoon.

Local resident Shaun, who attended along with his family said: “It has been a lovely day, we decided to bring a picnic with us and make the most of the afternoon. With it being the school holidays, sometimes it can be tricky finding stuff for the girls to do but they’ve loved today and had a good time.

“It shows how Whitleigh can be one big community and apart from one big rain shower it’s been a sunny afternoon.”

Housing Officer, Kristina Browning said: “It has been a lovely afternoon, it has been extremely busy, I don’t recall an event like this being so busy and even the small rain shower didn’t really deter people. There was something for everyone, young and old and we hope everyone had a fun afternoon.”