City folk have fun in the great out­doors

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice -

PETER­BOR­OUGH peo­ple have been en­joy­ing the great out­doors dur­ing a se­ries of fun-filled events.

Around 1,000 peo­ple, young and old, flocked to Sacrewell Farm and Coun­try Cen­tre, near Thor­naugh, when it swung open its gates for a na­tional farms open day on Sun­day.

The event, held in farms across the coun­try, aims to give peo­ple the chance to meet their lo­cal farm­ers.

Man­ager Mike Rooney said: “It was re­ally good and we had around 1,000 vis­i­tors just on the one day.

“It’s a na­tional scheme where the pub­lic to dis­cover the im­por­tance of farm­ing and, for us, it was a chance to give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover us and what we do.”

Vis­i­tors also gath­ered at the Flower Fes­ti­val and Open Gar­dens at St Kyneb­urgha Church, in Church Hill, Cas­tor, near Peter­bor­ough, where the flo­ral dis­plays were on show.

Year 6 young­sters at St Thomas More Pri­mary School, in Park Lane, East­field, Peter­bor­ough, also en­joyed a fun-filled ac­tiv­ity week at their school by build­ing dens and tak­ing part in a host of out­door events.

Pic­ture: Ben Davis

BLOOM­ING: (From left) Janet and Brid­get O’Hara ad­mire the dis­plays at the flower fes­ti­val in St Kyneb­urgha Church, in Cas­tor. (METP12-06-10BD100)

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