Woodland Festival delights the crowds

Frankie Mattison from Pendle Dog Agility with Bella at the Forest Park Festival.
Frankie Mattison from Pendle Dog Agility with Bella at the Forest Park Festival.

More than 400 people enjoyed fun for all the family at three of Burnley’s picturesque parks last week for The Forest Park Festival.

The festival took place at Queens Park, Thompson Park and Rowley Lake on June 21st, and included activities such as origami, bird box making and even a shooting range.

Donkeys at the Forest Park Festival

Donkeys at the Forest Park Festival

Cllr Bea Foster, Burnley Council’s executive member for leisure and culture says the festival showed off the town at its best.

“It was a lovely day out with lots of families having fun,” she said.

“There was a wide range of activities and entertainment for the children and lots of people on hand to provide useful advice on everything from making from making a bird box to learning how to juggle.”

Those that attended the festival were even given the chance to ride a donkey, watch performances from Burnley Youth theatre, and see a dog show from Pendle Dog Agility.

Nicola Duckworth with daughter Faith (4) making a cat at the Forest Park Festival

Nicola Duckworth with daughter Faith (4) making a cat at the Forest Park Festival

“Well done to the organisers for staging such splendid event and we do hope it becomes a regular family fun day out.”

Terry Kershaw with China, an African spotted eagle owl at the Forest Park Festival

Terry Kershaw with China, an African spotted eagle owl at the Forest Park Festival