DESPITE torrential downpours cancelling Saturday's event, the sun made a welcome appearance on Sunday, meaning Eid in the Park revellers came out in their droves to finally celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Hundreds attended the annual event in Blackburn's Corporation Park, with children, families, and groups of friends congregating to enjoy food, competitions, fun fair rides and music.

Organiser, Mohammad Quraishi, said: "We had to cancel yesterday as the weather was so bad but today, the sun is out and we are expecting everyone to come along and enjoy what's on offer."

Staff and volunteers from St Mary's Nursery were on hand to entertain children by teaching them how to plant their own sunflowers.

Area Manager, Tracy Ellett said: "A lot of the children here today attend our nurseries and this is the second year we have had a stall here. We bring different activities along each year and this year we're trying to encourage healthy competition between siblings by teaching them to plant their own sunflowers, take them home and keep them growing."

Rovers manager, Tony Mowbray, who attended the celebrations last year, made a special guest appearance, along with two young Rovers players, Dan Butterworth and John Buckley.

Speaking about the importance of community integration, he said: "I think it’s about the community, rather than one religion, but it’s important we as Blackburn Rovers integrate with the community.

"It’s nice there are so many kids coming and recognising me and being excited to talk football. They do know Bradley Dack, Danny Graham, David Raya, and whether it’s for the short-term or the long-term, we have to integrate with the community as a football club through lots of different avenues.

"It was a lovely day, as it was when I was here last year. Seeing kids and families, putting them on rides, playing football and having a good time, it’s nice to be here."