Water lot of fun at the Staunton Festival event

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FROM circus skills to donkey rides, live music, and information on how to save energy and power, this year’s Staunton Festival was a big hit.

The festival was held in Staunton Park, in Middle Park Way, Havant.

The Staunton Park Festival gets underway in West Leigh. Joe Fearnley and his son Josh Cranley (11), from Lee on the Solent look at the giant sculptures.'''Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (132022-3)

The Staunton Park Festival gets underway in West Leigh. Joe Fearnley and his son Josh Cranley (11), from Lee on the Solent look at the giant sculptures.'''Picture: Ian Hargreaves (132022-3)

Stalls giving tips on how to save energy, and the benefits of cutting down use of water were on hand.

Mum Angela Guilfoyle, 43, of Dore Avenue, Portchester, brought her son Callum, seven, along to the festival.

Callum took part in a game put on by Portsmouth Water.

He said: ‘I had to throw a beanbag at one of these raindrops.

‘And when you hit it, it spun around to show a message on how to save water.

‘My message said you should always fill up your washing machine before using it.

‘I also won a water bottle and a timer so I can brush my teeth properly.’

Mrs Guilfoyle said they come to the festival each year.

She said: ‘Callum’s school has been talking about this topic, so it’s very relative.

‘It’s good the message is being reiterated in public, and in a fun way.’

There was a bouncy castle, funfair rides and games, food and drinks, and the Leigh Park Community Singers helped entertain the crowds.

Lucy Marshall, part-owner of the Touch of Thailand, had a stall at the festival.

She said: ‘This year the weather has been brilliant – last year it had been raining.

‘There’s always a relaxed vibe here and plenty of people come along.’