Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Sudbury: Thousands join the party in Belle Vue Park

10:46 21 July 2014

The Party in the Park event in Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

The Party in the Park event in Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

Archant

Warm weather and a raft of attractions drew in a crowd of around 4,000 revellers to Sudbury’s annual Party in the Park.

shares

Now in its sixth year, the family event held yesterday in Belle Vue Park offered a range of activities from sporting challenges to dance demonstrations and live music.

The more energetic visitors were able to take the opportunity to try out a new skill, with coaching offered in everything from football, rugby and tennis to the more unusual circus skills workshop.

Others simply chose to kick back, relax and enjoy a picnic or ice-cream in the award-winning park, which is looking at its best for the annual Anglia in Bloom competition.

The party opening had a distinctly Brazilian flavour as the Samboomba Samba Band formed a lively and colourful procession through the park. There was plenty to occupy the younger visitors too with Punch and Judy shows, bouncy castles and bungee trampolines. Later on in the day, music lovers were able to chill out and listen to local bands.

The free event is run by the town council and aims to raise the profile of the diverse range of clubs and groups in and around Sudbury. Among those taking part were martial arts, boxing, dance, fitness and BMX clubs.

According to deputy town clerk, Jacqui Howells, Party in the Park has become an important date in the town’s events calendar.

She said: “It seems to be busier than ever this morning so we are hoping it will be the best attended yet. It’s important for us to keep it a free event where families can have a great day out and try out a number of activities without having to spend a lot of money.”

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Pictures supplied by Mid Suffolk District Council after inspections at Flames Kebabs, in Elmswell

The owner of a kebab van positioned regularly outside a Suffolk railway station has been banned from operating a food business for three years after a string of hygiene breaches.

Ballots being counted at Suffolk Police Headquarters for PCC elections. 
Announcement of Tim Passmore as winning candidate

Suffolk has re-elected incumbent Tory Tim Passmore to serve as the police and crime commissioner following yesterday’s poll.

A new Indian restaurant,Sea Spice, has opened in the White Lion in Aldeburgh.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits new dining venture Sea Spice at the White Lion Hotel

Brendan Padfield from The Unruly Pig and Shirley Green from Riding for the Disabled Hollesley group (foreground), with Moya Luddington and David and Anna Freebourne

An award-winning Suffolk pub has presented a prize of its own making to a local charity.

The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck

It is not every day you overtake a couple of high speed aeroplanes – particularly on a Suffolk dual carriageway.

A recount is taking place - stock photo

The UK Independece Party have snatched victory from the Tories in Haverhill following a Suffolk County Council by-election.

Essex Police & Crime Commissioner count 2016, Charter Hall, Colchester

Conservative candidate Roger Hirst has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24