Around 5,000 children attended four days of free activities in Priory Park at the end of July.
The “Prioryfields” event, organised by Estate Agent Move Revolution, featured a schedule of child-friendly activities including theatre acts and animal shows.
Suzy Ross took along her two children, aged two and four. She said they loved Tessa Bide’s “Arnold’s Big Adventure” show: “It was incredible, I’ve paid to go and see things in the theatre and that was the best thing we’ve ever seen – and it was free. With six weeks over the summer to fill, to have four days of activities free on your doorstep is amazing”.
During the week, dance sessions were held by the Reigate School of Ballet and Commercial Dance, with over 300 children donning their dancing shoes. Jo Evans, Principal at the school, said: “The kids love it and have really been throwing themselves into it.”
The String Theatre also gave a performance of their Insect Marionette Circus puppet show.
Various craft activities were held throughout the week: over 2,800 crafts were created and 64 pots of Play-Doh used. Lisa Tye, from Creation Station, who ran the activities, said: “It’s quite unique to be putting on free activities for children, so I’m delighted to be involved in it. “There are so many different activities and I think it’s a really special four days.”
Organisers of Prioryfields, Move Revolution, are an estate agent based in the South East, covering areas from Croydon through to Brighton.