THE people of Prudhoe did not let a windy day lessen their fun as they flocked to the popular Highfield Fest on Sunday.

Organisers Prudhoe Town Council had to make last minute changes due to strong gusts of wind for safety reasons, resulting in the large inflatables being replaced with other activities for the youngsters.

But they still had plenty to keep them entertained as NBK Leisure turned up with a rodeo sheep, surf simulator, toddler zone, giant garden games and crazy golf.

Bungee trampolines and a mini-Miami fairground ride were also on offer and Prudhoe Plodders attended with a team of volunteers offering a timed obstacle course – with certificates at the end.

John Robson, also known as Mister Disco, was on hand all day and facilitated the best-dressed teddy bear, lost and found and also entertained those visiting with acoustic band The Whistle Testers.

In special recognition of Armed Forces Day, Prudhoe Army Cadet Force and 216 Squadron, Royal Logistics Corps, brought recruiting vehicles and helped throughout the event.

Queues lined up for face-painting with Julie Charlton, while tug-of-war teams battled it out in several tests of strength.

Families also put their football skills to the test with Prudhoe Youth Club Football Club. Meanwhile the famous scooter competition had a bumper year.

The competition had two age categories with prizes of scooters, bars, wheels, grips, grip tape, t-shirts, stickers and wrist bands.