Vikings descend on Garstang park for fun day

Regra Anglopum at the Garstang Kepple Lane fun day
Regra Anglopum at the Garstang Kepple Lane fun day

Garstang’s Kepple Lane Park Fun Day looks set to become an annual event following its soaraway success on Sunday.

Trustee Gordon Harter said the event attracted hundreds of visitors to the park with a host of attractions.

Kepple Lane Pharmacy and Marsden Building Society at the Garstang Kepple Lane fun day

Kepple Lane Pharmacy and Marsden Building Society at the Garstang Kepple Lane fun day

Donkey rides, Viking reenactments by Lancaster-based group Croix du Nord and stands set up by local organisations and businesses all added to the enjoyment on the action packed day.

The event ran for five hours with local scouts running a barbeque. The Garstang Youth Council also set up a stand.

There was also an opportunity to celebrate the park’s success in winning its second Green Flag Award.

The flag was raised by Gordon’s wife Town Mayor Coun Lynn Harter, who said: “It was an excellent day It was a credit to the hard work of the trustees of the park.”

It was free and open to all the community… It’s Garstang!

Trustee Gordon Harter

Gordon added: “It was a fun day. It’s a community park. We were asked would we do the Fun Day again (last year) and we’ve been asked will we do it again next year and we will. It’s becoming an annual event. It was free and open to all the community… It’s Garstang!”

Gordon reported that youngsters especially enjoyed a mock conflict with the Viking group who demonstrated how to use various equipment: ”They gave the kids wooden swords.

“There was a mock scrap between the kids and the Vikings and of course the kids won.”

The popular park is home to outdoor gym equipment, extensive play facilities for toddlers and older youngsters and boasts a sensory garden and willow walkway amongst its attractions.

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