THE Mayor’s family fun day was a roaring success this year.

Families flocked to Worcester’s Guildhall for a range of enjoyable activities on Saturday.

Mayor Jabba Riaz said some parents told him that it was the best annual fun day yet.

He added: “It’s been wonderful seeing so many kids enjoying themselves.

“So many people who have never been in this building have had tours today. There’s games free of charge.

“It’s about people having fun and being able to enjoy the facilities on offer here and learning about this beautiful building.

“A few people have said what a wonderful event it is and that it has been the best they have known it to be.”

City councillors Andy Roberts and Pat Agar took families around the property on tours throughout the day.

Cllr Riaz added: “It’s come together with a lot of good will from St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester Community Trust, Fortis Living and Freedom Leisure.

“We have had donations from Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and lots of smaller shops.

“On the weekend of the news of Worcester being the politest city in the UK it adds to what a brilliant summer we are having in this wonderful city.”

There was food, a raffle and lots of other activities, including a bouncy castle, on offer.

Mr Riaz was accompanied at the event by 27-year-old Claire Brunt, who was chosen as the Mayor’s companion for the day.

Ms Brunt, who has Down’s syndrome, said she had a fantastic time singing and dancing with the Mayor outside the Guildhall.

Russell Harper, aged 46, who was at the fun day with his four-year-old daughter, said the day had been great.

He encouraged the city council to put on more events like it in the future.

Elaine Floyd, from Worcester Community Trust’s The Building Block, in Shap Drive, said the bonanza was a great opportunity to promote her group’s work.

The volunteer was selling sweets at the event and showcasing a ‘candy cart’, which the charity rents out to parents for parties and other celebrations.

She added: “These events get our name out there and help us to raise funds.”

The Building Block offers courses as part of Worcester Community Trust, which is one of the Mayor’s three chosen charities.