Family Fun at Rainbow Rural in Barnston includes chariot races and rides on ponies and tractor trailers

PUBLISHED: 16:56 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:56 21 August 2018

Families enjoyed the tractor rides. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Families enjoyed the tractor rides. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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A family fun day at Rainbow Rural in Barnston, which runs activities for people of all ages with learning difficulties, drew hundreds of families.

The chariot racesThe chariot races

Popular features were the fancy dress chariot rides with the vehicles drawn by bicycles, penny farthings from a group called The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, pony rides and the working horses.

The centre, based at a working farm has weekly and fortnightly clubs and activities for young people from pre-schoolers upwards.

On the summer fun day, children got the chance to get up close to chickens and to handle some farm machines as well as enjoy sausages and burgers made with produce from the farm.

Owner Carole Monk said: “The day was a big success. We started these activities because one of our sons has learning difficulties and we discovered that once people are adults, there are no activities. Everyone likes to get out into the fresh air.”

How to ride a penny farthing. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOHow to ride a penny farthing. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Rainbow Rural is appealing for volunteers of all ages to help with the farm and in the admin office. Contact: Farm@rainbowrural.co.uk.

Helping to move a chicken run. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOHelping to move a chicken run. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

 Burgers and sausages from the farm Burgers and sausages from the farm

Enjoying the pony rides. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOEnjoying the pony rides. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Children were allowed to try out the machinery. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOChildren were allowed to try out the machinery. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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