FAMILIES rolled up for a day of circus-themed fun to celebrate the role of fathers in the family.
Derbyshire County Council hosted its annual ‘Dads in the Park’ day in Chesterfield.
The event took place in Queen’s Park which is next to Chesterfield Town Centre Children’s Centre.
The big top-style fun included circus skills, a wildlife workshop, giant obstacle course, and games for the whole family.
Coun Barry Lewis, Derbyshire County Council cabinet member for young people, and his daughter, Zoe, two, joined in the fun.
Coun Lewis said: “It was great to meet so many families who came along to enjoy a superb event.
“Not only was it good fun for young people and their parents and carers, but it also gave them chance to see how they can benefit from attending one of our centres.
“The influence a father has on a child’s development is sometimes overlooked and this event celebrated the importance of that role.”
Derbyshire County Council operates 54 children’s centres across the county. They offer drop-in advice and ongoing support to parents including early education, childcare, family support and child and family health advice.