Youngsters are hooked on fun at Doncaster’s Sandall Park

Georgia Tait and Mick Turnhill with their hook-a-duck trophies at the annual Hook and Hunt event at Sandall Park, Wheatley
Georgia Tait and Mick Turnhill with their hook-a-duck trophies at the annual Hook and Hunt event at Sandall Park, Wheatley
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It was young versus old this bank holiday weekend, when children went head-to-head with adults in a battle to be crowned the champion of one of the nation’s best loved fairground games.

Competitors took on the hook-a-duck challenge two at a time and had to hook as many ducks as they could in a minute at the event, which was held in Sandall Park.

Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse put in a good effort, but in the end, there could only be one winner for each age group.

The victor in the junior category was Georgia Tait, who hooked four ducks, while Mick Turnhill was triumphant in the senior category after hooking eight ducks. They each received a duck trophy.

The contest was £1 to enter, and a total of £148 was raised. All the funds will go towards improving the park, in Wheatley.

The contest was not the only activity on offer at this annual family event.

Children also took part in an Easter egg hunt, which saw them running around the park to try and find one of many cleverly hidden coloured eggs, which could then be exchanged for a chocolate egg.

Queen Elsa and Olaf the snowman from Disney’s animated hit ‘Frozen’ also made a special visit, much to the delight of their fans, who were of all ages.

Don Crabtree of the Friends of Sandall Park said “What a fantastic day. The sun was shining.

“It was great to see so many families enjoying themselves, and to see the park full to capacity.

“There were lots of happy smiling faces and lots of children with rosy cheeks left the park after a great day in the fresh air”. For more information visit www.sandallpark.org.uk site.