Sunday was the day of the Tameside Scarecrow Festival at Hyde Park. It is something I spotted via Facebook and thought it might be a nice hour or two out with the children.
As it was Miss E woke a bit grumbly – she has been coming down with a cold and a restless night from both her and Mr D meant that she was a bit clingy and generally out of sorts in the morning. However, after breakfast and a mid morning snack both her and Mr D were asking to go, so whilst Mr H stayed with Damian the three of us headed off to the festival.
Firstly, I was pleased to see it was really well attended – the car park to the park was open and filling up quickly. We parked up and headed over and into the park. It was lovely to see the band stand in use and lots of community type groups set up. The Blood Bikes and community police vans are always great for the children and it’s a good opportunity to tell them about the work they do etc.
We headed across the grass to see the various Scarecrows and they were fantastic. I think there has been a couple of sessions set up in the weeks leading up to the festival for people to make their own and they were fantastic. Mr D and Miss E loved the Minion one and I quite liked the Bertie Bassett one, but they were all really good and very impressive.
It was great to see this community event be so well attended and I hope it is something that runs again next year (and in future years) I think we might have a go at making our own scarecrows later this month when we have a quiet afternoon as the children were in awe of them.
Well done to all who took the time to make one and show them at the first Tameside Scarecrow Festival.