HUNDREDS of people enjoyed the park life as a community came together for a day of fun.

St Peter’s Festival took place with a day of sports and fun in Power Park, off Broomhall Way, Worcester, with 400 to 500 people turning up.

It was presented by Friends of Power Park in association with the Worcester Festival, and events included face-painting, a bouncy castle, zumba and a DJ offering karaoke.

Worcester City Council’s sports development team were on hand to lead the sporting activities, while a local Scout group fired up the barbecue to cook tasty treats as a selection of traders sold their goods.

Councillor Mike Johnson, who co-organised the event with Worcester City Council warden Alex Booth, said: “We are really trying to reinvigorate the notion of an annual event in St Peter’s. I am quite keen to do it again now people know where we are and we have a lot more contacts.

He added: “Whatever money we get will go into more schemes for Power Park.

“This could be some more planting alongside the power station itself to blank it off, more benches and information boards.”

St Peter’s Parish Council provided about £1,000 of funds towards the event.

The festivities got under way with Shulah Oliver in concert at St Peter’s Baptist Church and the next day included a Battle of Worcester walk and talk with Tony Spicer.