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Haverhill’s Big Day Out pulls in thousands of visitors

Enjoying a picnic at Haverhill's Big Day Ou are Wayne Bradley with Callum and Connor, with Jayden and Rihanni Perfect and Tracey Proctor with Oscar.

Enjoying a picnic at Haverhill's Big Day Ou are Wayne Bradley with Callum and Connor, with Jayden and Rihanni Perfect and Tracey Proctor with Oscar.

About 3,000 people enjoyed a wide array of activities and attractions at Haverhill’s Big Day Out when it took place at the Recreation Ground last Wednesday (July 30).

The annual event is laid on for free thanks to funding from Haverhill Town Council, with contributions from Havebury Housing Partnership and ONE Haverhill.

The town council’s leisure manger, Nick Keeble said: “We enjoyed it and got a lot of positive feedback from it.”

Among those who commented on the day on feedback forms were staff from the town’s children’s centres, who said: “It a was a great day. We found it very helpful to be next to other organisations who we work alongside and often post sign families to and it was good to get to know them better.”

A big part of the day is about bringing together organisations that deliver services locally to families and young people and as part of that it saw 20 such organisations and services represented at the event.

Among the long list of attractions were bungee trampolines, water zorbing, a zip wire and climbing wall, inflatable world for the under-fives, an Astro Jet simulator, a Spider Mountain, which children climb up and then slide down the other side, a Buffy Bus and a Laser Maze, which challenges children to get through a tangle of laser beams and reach a golden ball.

 

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