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Wild Woods Day
Thousands celebrate the tenth birthday of Wild Woods Day!
Hockley Woods was packed with families having fun in June 2013 as Rochford District Council celebrated the tenth birthday of Wild Woods Day, sponsored by Virgin Active.
This was a landmark year for Wild Woods Day as it celebrated its tenth birthday and more than 3,000 people came along to enjoy the party!
From old favourites such as the climbing wall and fencing to new events such as a pop-up market selling recycled and upcycled goods as well as fresh local produce, crowds of people enjoyed the day.
The event was also successful in helping to introduce families to new activities and local sports clubs. From running clubs to golf, everyone who came could try their hand at different sports.
Aaron Quinn from Rayleigh Golf Club and Fun Size Golf commented: “I’ve never introduced so many people to the sport of golf in one day.”
It’s one of the biggest Wild Woods Days’ the Council has ever organised and also acted as a curtain raiser to a busy year for the new Chairman of the Council, Councillor Mrs Barbara Wilkins.
The Chairman said: “To start my year as Chairman by helping to celebrate the tenth birthday of Wild Woods Day was spectacular.
It’s so nice to see families coming to Hockley Woods to enjoy all the different free activities.
Every year Wild Woods Day gets bigger and busier and I hope that everyone who came along enjoyed themselves”.
We had lots of photographers at the event and we’ve uploaded some of the pictures to our Flickr site, see if you can spot yourself by clicking on the related link below!
Free Prize Draw winners
Thank you to sponsors Virgin Active for providing the prizes for the Free Prize Draw at Wild Woods Day on Saturday 1 June. The winners were:
|Mrs Jackson||Virgin Active sports bag|
|Martin Terry||Virgin Active goodies|
|Beverley Clark||Complimentary 1 week pass to Rayleigh Leisure Centre or Clements Hall Leisure Centre*|
|Beverley Buckland||Complimentary 1 week pass to Rayleigh Leisure Centre or Clements Hall Leisure Centre*|
|Kerri Gulson||Complimentary 1 week pass to Rayleigh Leisure Centre or Clements Hall Leisure Centre*|
|Mr Brunker||Complimentary 1 week pass to Rayleigh Leisure Centre or Clements Hall Leisure Centre*|
|Christine Merritt||Complimentary 1 day pass for 2*|
The Treasure Hunt proved to be one of the most popular activities at this year’s Wild Woods Day. The 5 winners of a free 1-day activity* on this summer’s Rochford District summer holiday activity programme were:
William & James Harvey
*Terms and Conditions apply