Gallery: Crowds defy wet outlook to make Big Day Out a hit

MORE than 4,000 people braved a damp day which was more like autumn than late spring to enjoy a range of attractions for all ages.

Organisers of the Big Day Out at Otley College – which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year – were very pleased with how well Saturday’s event went.

Highlights included a food market, football matches, face painting, a fun tree slide and a host of interactive educational games for youngsters to enjoy.

“We didn’t quite get record numbers this year but it was close to last year’s turnout and people seemed to stay for longer – despite the unpredictable weather,” said college spokesman John Nice.

“The day was not just about celebrating the college but also the community that surrounds us, and we were also delighted to be supporting three charities this year – the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Camille’s Appeal.

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“In a week when politics and the General Election took centre stage, it was great that people voted with their feet and came to see us – and we would like to thank everyone who was involved.”

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