Thousands of children and parents descended on a Hammersmith park to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Hammersmith and Fulham Council's annual play day was held for the 21st time in Ravenscourt Park, King Street, Hammersmith last Wednesday. A wild west-themed bouncy castle, a climbing wall, crazy golf and a fire engine were some of the treats on offer.
At a drumming workshop for children, Madeleine MacLean, 10 months, helped her mother beat a rhythm on a tambourine.
Mum Katey MacLean, 32, of Dalling Road, Hammersmith, said: "She's looking around at all the balloons and bubbles. It's all the fun of the fair here." The pair were having a day out with Madeleine's grandmother Tatiana Browning, 64, a French and Russian interpreter from Holland Road, West Kensington, who was in charge of Madeleine's cousin Florence Evans, one, and their dog, Mish Mash.
Play worker Sharon Hutchinson and centre manager Ann Swan monitored the drumming workshop and said the children had also been enjoying henna painting,hand painting,jewellery making and face painting.
Ms Swan said: "It was brilliant, the weather looked so gloomy earlier in the day, but in the end it was lovely."
Joining in the face painting was Cathleen Gerald, 26, of the White City Estate, Shepherd's Bush, with her children Hayley Gerald-Jovnarouk, seven, her sister Aimey, six, and their brother Andre, four.
Ms Gerald, who was making Andre look like Spiderman, said: "They wanted to go on the bouncy castle, but there's a huge queue, so I thought we'd do this instead."