Fishing, sailing, dog agility, climbing and wildlife sessions were just some of the activities enjoyed by thousands who flocked to the Fairlands Valley Park open day on Saturday 23 July.
The free open day was organised by Stevenage Borough Council and Stevenage Leisure Limited in partnership with local organisations that operate in the park, to give people a flavour of what it has to offer.
Visitors enjoyed a variety of free taster sessions:
- Budding anglers tried their hand at fishing with Welwyn Garden City Angling Club who manage fishing at the park
- Those preferring dry land tried remote control boating with Stevenage Model Boat Club
- Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust gave visitors the low down on the Wild Stevenage project
- Pooches were put through their paces at Dog Watch’s dog agility course and show
- Visitors scaled the heights of Stevenage Leisure Ltd’s climbing wall and sailed the main lake
- Council officers talked trees as they led visitors on a tree walk.
“We’re delighted that so many people turned out to enjoy the fun day,” said Councillor Howard Burrell, Executive member for Children and Young People, Culture, Sport and Leisure.
“Fairlands Valley Park is a fantastic space for everyone to enjoy and we hope that this event will go a long way to spreading the word about what the park has to offer.”
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