Horndale Community Association estimate 1,500 people attended their summer fun day held last week.
The crowds enjoyed a petting zoo, crazy critters, pony rides, Professor Nincompoop, a bouncy castle, trampolines, an inflatable slide and face painting.
There were also displays by the Police, Fire Brigade and Army, while several local charities and health groups also joined in to advertise the great work they carry out across Newton Aycliffe.
“A lot of work starting in February goes into organizing this event but seeing and hearing families enjoying themselves makes it all worthwhile,” said Horndale chair Phillip Clark.
“Thank you to the committee and volunteers of HCA for their work before and during the event.
“Also thank you to several other organisations for enabling it happen, including Greenfield Community College, Richard Agar (Bravura) Livin, Tesco, Durham Constabulary, Great Aycliffe Town Council, Rotary Club, Phoenix Club, N/A County Councillors, Village Pharmacy, Heads Up hair dressing and Julie from West Cornforth who baked and donated pies and cakes after hearing about our event.”
Some items of children’s clothing and a child’s bike were left on the field to collect email [email protected] – these items will be donated to a local charity if not claimed within seven days.