REVELLERS enjoyed a lark in the park as they defied the elements to enjoy a day to remember.

The Walk in the Park event at Blackburn’s Witton Country Park drew a steady stream of visitors ready to shrug off the gloomy conditions.

The buzz made for a lively event, with inflatables, slides, a miniature petting farm, a climbing wall and games and competitions ensuring a good atmosphere. A buckaroo proved especially popular, drawing a steady stream of intrepid young hopefuls. It was the second such event, following last summer’s equivalent, which was blessed with rather better weather.

Organiser Richard Brown was very happy with how the event went.

He said: “This is the second Walk in the Park. Last year’s went well, so we were asked if we could do it again.

“The weather was glorious last year but we have still had good numbers. We’re really happy with the turnout.”

Mr Brown said the main purpose of the event was to introduce more people to what parks in Blackburn with Darwen can offer, with a view to the health benefits of being physically active.

A similar event, also organised by Blackburn with Darwen Council’s re:fresh team and charities, will take place at Bold Venture Park in Darwen next month.

Both parks have a number of waymarked walks, ranging from less than a mile to several miles.

Mr Brown said: “We wanted to let people know what there is in the park.

“Good health is the main driver of what we’re doing.”