THE beautiful backdrop of Staunton Country Park provided the perfect setting for an English summer weekend of good food, music and family entertainment.
Hundreds of people basked in the sun and enjoyed the free entertainment at Staunton Festival.
People were dancing on the big lawn and thinking back to the summer of love as The Tar Babies – one of the UK’s top 60s bands – took to the stage.
Irene Boxall, 67, from Hilsea, was loving the festival.
‘I have enjoyed it and the weather has been good,’ she said.
‘I have never been before, but I enjoy the atmosphere and the setting.’
Megan Gibb, 16, from Leigh Park, said: ‘It’s been really good – I come every year. I enjoy the music.’
Lulu Bowerman, the organiser, said: ‘There were a steady flow of people.
‘The car park was full and the sun was shining.
‘There’s been lots of activities for the children and a really nice, chilled atmosphere.’
The event was Hampshire Water Festival until last year when it became Staunton Festival.
This year there was a range of free sporting activities, including circus workshops, as well as pond dipping and ‘water walkers’ on the lake.
Lulu added: ‘We are promoting Staunton Country Park with environmental themes and water-saving.’