Sunshine saves Forest fun day

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUS 11-9-15 Bulwell, Colin Bowles with Guide Dog 'Vasco' and Sisters Jade & Chloe Collishaw , on the Guide dog stand.(9
Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUS 11-9-15 Bulwell, Colin Bowles with Guide Dog 'Vasco' and Sisters Jade & Chloe Collishaw , on the Guide dog stand.(9

Rain fell for the first time in five years on the Fun on Bulwell Forest event - damping spirits on Saturday morning.

But when the sun came out so did the people and the actvity-packed fun day, which featured inflatable obstacle courses, bouncy castles and stalls, soon recovered in the afternoon.

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, Youngster enjoying one of the many different bikes to try out (6)

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, Youngster enjoying one of the many different bikes to try out (6)

Paul Bakajsa, chair of the event committee, said: “The first couple of hours were pretty miserable but when the sun came out the people came out. I don’t know what the numbers were but all the stalls told me they were busy for the two or three hours.

“I spent the whole day trying to hold down a gazebo to cover the PA system - which I had borrowed!”

The aim of the fun-day is to provide local families with a low-cost community event - so that ‘parents aren’t forever dipping into their pockets.’

It costs about a £1,000 to run the annual fun day and organisers are always searching for sponsorship.

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, Nottinghamshire & District Girls Brigade & Nottingham Battalion of the Boys Brigade Band  (5)

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, Nottinghamshire & District Girls Brigade & Nottingham Battalion of the Boys Brigade Band (5)

This year’s event was given a hands-on boost by volunteers and Right Track social enterprise.

If you would like to sponsor or volunteer please contact Paul on pbakajsa@hotmail.co.uk

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, Cameron Parr (7) with Private Jason Frost of the Mercian Regiment, and a UGL Gun  (4

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, Cameron Parr (7) with Private Jason Frost of the Mercian Regiment, and a UGL Gun (4

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, From 87th Nottingham Guide group L/R Elizabeth Lang, Keia Fusiara, Sian Blunt, Claire Palmer  (3

Bulwell Forest Recreation ground played host to a fun day for all the family'NHUD 11-9-15 Bulwell, From 87th Nottingham Guide group L/R Elizabeth Lang, Keia Fusiara, Sian Blunt, Claire Palmer (3