The sun was shining at Newbury’s first ever Puddle Jumping event on Sunday. The combination of puddles and children is always a good one so when teamed with firemen, face painting, bungee trampolining, children’s rides and hook a duck, Newbury was set for a splashing great day! There were certainly plenty of smiling faces, children and adults alike!
Newbury Market Place was a hub of splashing activity with firemen making regular appearances in their fire engine to replenish the puddles, they even joined in with the children for a refreshing splash! As well as a great selection of activities Newbury BID created a Puddle Jumping agenda that saw children joyfully dashing through puddles in the Puddle Jumping Races and good old fashioned welly wanging. Asmi Singla and Joseph Langdon were the winners of the “Best Decorated Welly Competition” and their hard work was awarded with a voucher for The Works.
Events Manager of Newbury BID Laura Adamson said,
“It has been so fantastic to see our Puddle Jumping event bring such joy and community spirit to Newbury Market Place. I would like to personally thank the Kennet Centre for not only sponsoring the event but for helping out on the day. Another huge thank you goes to the members of White Watch who provided the essential ingredient, water! It has been a pleasure for Newbury BID to organise this event and we look forward to bringing it back next year, bigger and better than ever. In the meantime, we shall be putting our energy into Newbury BIDs forthcoming events”
The puddle jumping event was organised by Newbury BID and sponsored by the Kennet Centre.