Youngsters go mad for ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Bounce and Bump - Heckmondwike Green. Gravity White Rabits, Kathryn and Mikey O'Donnell. (d08081166)
Bounce and Bump - Heckmondwike Green. Gravity White Rabits, Kathryn and Mikey O'Donnell. (d08081166)

POURING rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds who flocked to Heckmondwike for the annual Bounce ‘N’ Bump summer fun day.

Despite the bad weather about 700 people turned out to enjoy the Alice in Wonderland-themed event last Saturday.

The event also marked Green Park’s centenary. The decision was made to create Green Park in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V, although the park didn’t open until 1912.

Co-ordinator Roz Garthwaite said: “There was a lot of fun with the Red Queen playing croquet and the Mad Hatter’s tea party. We ended the day with a birthday conga.

“The event is in its sixth year and is done to get people coming into Heckmondwike. Everything is free.”