Thousands gather for family fun at Sheffield festival

Penny Rae doing the maypole at Firth Park Festival.
Penny Rae doing the maypole at Firth Park Festival.
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Thousands of people gathered to enjoy some family fun at the annual Firth Park Festival.

Organisers say around 3000 visitors gathered to experience a wide range of attractions including, live music, dance shows and a variety of stalls.

Brooke-Ellah Robinson has glitter facepaint applied by Claire Haskett at Firth Park Festival.

Brooke-Ellah Robinson has glitter facepaint applied by Claire Haskett at Firth Park Festival.

One of the biggest attractions which wowed the crowds was the Nature Safari display in which youngsters were invited to meet unusual animals such as skunks, rabbits and chipmunks.

Live music was provided by performers including Stevie Moore and Danny Andrews, while belly dancers and wrestling demonstrations also proved popular.

There was also a wide range of stalls from organisations such as South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, who offered fire safety advice.

Event organiser Chris Fox, aged 53, said this was one of the best ever in its 17-year history.

Dominic Stones with Oliver and Samuel at Firth Park Festival.

Dominic Stones with Oliver and Samuel at Firth Park Festival.

He added: “It was great to see people from all different cultures having a good time. There is a fantastic community spirit here and events like this really show us at our best.”

Angela Prime and Rose Fisher at the cake stall at Firth Park Festival.

Angela Prime and Rose Fisher at the cake stall at Firth Park Festival.

Bellydancing at Firth Park Festival.

Bellydancing at Firth Park Festival.

John Turner with his Punch and Judy show at Firth Park Festival.

John Turner with his Punch and Judy show at Firth Park Festival.