Holiday boredom banished

WHEELIE WONDER -- Jack Howarth shows off his BMX skills -- DISPIC NHUD11-2113-1

WHEELIE WONDER -- Jack Howarth shows off his BMX skills -- DISPIC NHUD11-2113-1

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SCHOOL-holiday boredom for Hucknall youngsters was blown away by a spectacular Parkfest event, packed with fun-filled action this week.

The five-day attraction flooded Titchfield Park in the town with hundreds of children eager to try their hands at activities ranging from BMX-biking to crafts.

.Paige and Tyler Greensmith  in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today

.Paige and Tyler Greensmith in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today

Activities ran from 2 pm to 9 pm on Monday and then 4 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and yesterday (Thursday). The fun draws to a close today (Friday).

Football competitions have been held, alongside contests in inline-skating, skateboarding and BMX-ing.

A climbing wall tested visitors’ heads for heights, while youngsters took part in tug-of-war competitions. There was even the chance to pelt youth workers with wet sponges in the stocks.

Drumming workshops hit the high notes, a mini Formula 1 grand prix in battery-powered cars revved up the action and circus-skills demonstrations and workshops proved popular.

.James Spencer  in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today

.James Spencer in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today

Youngsters also donned padded suits to try their hand at sumo-wrestling.

Lesley Froggatt, who is a Notts County Council youth worker for Ashfield and organiser of Parkfest, said: “This is the first year we have held these events. They have proved really popular.

“It was a chance to banish any school-holiday boredom that might have set in already.”

.Lewis Blower  in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today

.Lewis Blower in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today

.Finley Whyatt and Tyler Hastings  enjoy a drum workshop at a Parkfest at Titchfield park today

.Finley Whyatt and Tyler Hastings enjoy a drum workshop at a Parkfest at Titchfield park today

.Charlie Stubbs  in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today

.Charlie Stubbs in action at the Titchfield Park Parkfest today