THE staff and volunteers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre enjoyed another successful family fun day recently.

The centre's annual event was on Saturday, June 16 this year and had visitors of all ages, from the local community and surrounding areas.

Paying homage to the traditional Craven Arms carnival was the Centre's Wheelbarrow Parade, which was judged by Neville Stephens and saw Yvonne and Karen's Childcare as the winners and Empathy for Special Children's entry was the runner up. The theme for the barrows was a scene made from recycled plastic and the winning barrow had a creative scene based on the Royal wedding!

Entry to the event was free with attractions priced individually including a bouncy castle, a gladiator duel ring, a rodeo sheep, face painting, meadow trails and more.

The centre's award winning café team put on a barbecue and bar for the event, which went down a treat with Pimms and strawberries and cream on offer too.

Jade Marriott-Lodge, marketing manager at the centre said, "It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the fun day and we had a brilliant turnout, despite the drizzle. Everyone enjoyed all of the activities, I think the rodeo sheep was the big hit! Huge thanks must go to everyone for supporting the event, the local fire service and PCSOs, Britpart for sponsoring the event again, Janey's Cakes for her prize donation and all of the volunteers who gave up their day to help."