Lee-on-the-Solent family day hailed as a huge success

PACKED The family fun day in Lee-on-the-Solent
PACKED The family fun day in Lee-on-the-Solent

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HUNDREDS of people enjoyed a day out in Lee-on-the-Solent.

The Lee-on-the-Solent Residents’ Association and Gosport and Lee Lions Club, along with St Faith’s Church and Lee Community Centre held their Family Garden Party.

It was opened by the deputy mayor of Gosport councillor John Beavis.

The May Bank Holiday Monday event saw a free Pirates’ Bouncy Castle, a petting zoo, a flight simulator run by Air Cadets and water stocks.

Visitors heard music by the Solent Brass Band, Dave ‘D’ and Tony and The Acoustics.

Martin Marks, chairman of the residents’ association, said: ‘Aided by the glorious weather a local community was a huge success on Bank Holiday Monday.’

The day saw a free picnic tea for the first 200 children sponsored by the supermarkets Asda, Tesco and The Co-Operative.

And a wide range of attractions and free games were provided including a Pirates’ Bouncy Castle, a petting zoo, the Air Cadets’ Flight Simulator and water stocks.

Local groups had displays and there were several craft stalls, including the Aziza Egyptian Dancers gave a display in colourful costumes.

There was also a barbecue and a bar, with the barbecue serving more than 300 hot dogs and burgers to visitors.