FAMILIES enjoyed walking along a trail to see the wacky scarecrow creations people had made for a festival.

In its third year, children had the chance to find all their favourite superheroes for the Worsthorne and Hurstwood Superheroes and Villains Scarecrow Trail in Burnley.

Run by community group, Friends of Worsthorne and Hurstwood, the event took place over three days from May 4 -6.

A total of 95 people took part this year, which saw people create superheroes such as Antman, supervillains like Hannibal Lecter, and other characters come to life in scarecrow form.

The trail started at Worsthorne’s village centre and ended at Hurstwood.

Organiser and chair of the group, Louise Darcy said: “It’s a great cheap day out for families, and really brings out the community spirit.

“It gives people the opportunity to walk around and seeing people they haven’t seen in ages. We saw many wonderful creations like Batman, and Super Potato and Evil Pea.

“It was another fantastic day, with so many people supporting the event, and really brings everyone together.”

Families were given voting slips to vote for a winner, and in first place came Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, in Gorple Green.

In second place, was a Game of Thrones Character Daenerys Targaryen in Salterford Bridge. In third place, was a Sean Dyche scarecrow at the Old Hall Square.

In the highly commended category was an Emmeline Pankhurst scarecrow, Ant Man and Hannibal Lecter.

Ms Darcy added: “We do this every year now and the donations really help. In the past we have been able to get a memorial bench, and it has helped improve our area and community.

“The event also helps local businesses, as they get more footfall, and it’s just a lot of fun for the day.”