The annual Family Fun Day at York House Holiday Park was once again a huge success, with people coming from far and wide to enjoy the entertainment.
Although the weather leading up to the event on August 17th was really poor with a lot of rain, luckily it had changed by the time the Fun Day began, and it turned out to be a lovely day, if a little bit windy.
The excellent turnout of people included York House holiday home owners and local residents from nearby Bagby and Thirsk. One family had even booked to stay in one of the rental homes on their second visit to the park this year, coming especially for the Family Fun Day after enjoying the event so much for the past three years.
A range of family-friendly activities were on offer, from bouncy castles and a disco, to face painting and a kids’ entertainer.
Little ones enjoyed the ball pool, slide and soft play area, while the older children loved the Nerf gun shooting range. Some of the quirkier activities included the cactus hoop, the welly walk and a variation on musical chairs which featured hula hoops.
Mark from Star Beats Disco provided the music and banter, and the karaoke proved a great hit with young and old alike, with some fantastic singing skills on show.
Hot dogs and burgers went down a treat, and the Old Barn Coffee Shop was busy all through the day, with coffee, cakes and ice creams proving particularly popular options.
Holiday home owner Karen Stamper organised a raffle and tombola, with prizes generously donated by local business including The Crab and Lobster near Thirsk. Karen’s husband Ray organised a quiz for the evening, and between them they raised an amazing £757 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
York Rescue Boat, one of York House’s chosen charities, had a stall with Hook a Duck and a Bottle Tombola, which raised nearly £300 on the day, bringing the total raised so far by York House ouse Housefor the charity to more than £1,200. York Rescue Boat also set up a 20 stretcher pull to simulate the recovery of injured people, with the demonstration going down well with both adults and children.
York Rescue Boat is an independent search and rescue charity which carries out amazing work keeping people safe around the rivers Ouse and Foss in York. Its volunteers also help with rescue efforts nationwide during large scale flooding.
The team also runs a programme of education, visiting schools, scout clubs, colleges, universities and other interested groups to talk about the dangers of open water and how to stay safe.
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