Guernsey Press

Party in the Park a big hit with families

WATER slides, karting and a police car were among the popular attractions at Party in the Park.

Picture by Sophie Rabey. 02-09-23. Family Fun Day at Cambridge Park from 12-6pm. Mia Baker (aged 7) enjoying the water slide. (32487913)

The St Peter Port douzaine, which organised the event, were delighted with the success and the turnout from the public.

The six-hour event hosted three free hours of activities hosted by Little Pickles and funded by the parish, which included water games, a swing ride and karting.

Despite there being constant queues for the activities, some of the simpler forms of entertainment proved to be of equal popularity. Two water slides and paddling pools for the smaller children were in constant use throughout, with some spending hours in the water. One of which was Mia Baker, 7, who had been on the water slide all afternoon.

Like her friends, being covered in grass and mud did not put a stop to the action.

‘I’ve been on it all afternoon and we’ve been trying to do tricks and big run ups,’ she said. Also popular was a police car.

From chasing the car across the park to activating the blue lights, many children enjoyed the opportunity to sit inside a police car and see how everything worked.

The party was accompanied by music from Guernsey Street Festival performer Isla Savory, 17.

Three artists were set to perform, but with two being unable to make it, Isla took to the stage – otherwise known as the commentary box – by herself.

‘I started outside but I had some technical difficulties so I’ve been singing from inside the commentary box,’ she said.

‘As the other two people couldn’t make it, I’ve been able to have a much longer set, so I ran out of songs and have just been choosing them as I go.’

Isla performed her Guernsey Street Festival set, but added some Adele, Olly Murs and Disney to continue the upbeat spirit of the event.