Brunswick residents flocked to Gartside Gardens last Saturday (12th August) to enjoy a great day out for the whole family.

Locals took part in variety of fun activities including bouncy castles, a rodeo bull, face painting and balloon modelling. There was also homemade food on offer, as well as the chance to pot your own plant to take home.

The annual event was organised by the Friends of Gartside Gardens (FOGGS) alongside S4B Manchester, the consortium behind the £106 million transformation of Manchester’s Brunswick Estate.

The day was also supported by a number of local organisations including Manchester City Council, BUZZ (NHS) Health and Wellbeing, The Salvation Army and Manchester Games, who were all on hand to offer free advice on money matters, employability, health & wellbeing, sports for kids and more.

Craig Eastham, Chair of the Friends of Gartside Gardens, said:  “Our annual party event is a great way of bringing members of our wonderfully diverse and vibrant community together.

“The event is proving so popular year on year. It’s fabulous to see so many smiles and happy faces and I’d like to thank everyone involved in making it another roaring success.”

The event was also a chance for local residents to get a first glimpse of the new Peace Tree in Gartside Gardens Park, which was planted during a special ceremony held on Saturday 29th July to commemorate those who were tragically killed or injured in the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

The tree, which was purchased with the help of Greater Manchester Police’s #WeStandTogether campaign, sits alongside a wood carving of Manchester’s iconic Worker Bee.

Craig Eastham added: “We were so thrilled to get the Peace Tree planted in time to for the event, giving local residents the opportunity to pay their respects.”

A gallery of the Fun Day can be found on the S4B Manchester Facebook page