Thousands of people from across the West Midlands enjoyed a fun-filled summer afternoon in Arrow Valley Country Park, as a team of organisations put on Redditch’s annual Green Fair and Lions Fun Day.

Events kicked off at 11am on Sunday (July 7) with the children’s choir from The Theatre Workshop, before a packed day of displays and demonstrations from the army, fire, and police services, to a background of live music and tons of have-a-go entertainment.

Cllr Mike Rouse, whose leisure portfolio at Redditch Borough Council includes events, said: “Like many families across Redditch, we enjoyed the day's activities, from falconry to the fire engine ride, and Royal Enfield motorcycles to the army's climbing wall. My daughter's favourite activity, though, was crafting a dreamcatcher and signing along with the performers.

"I know the partners who worked together on the event were delighted to see so many people come from across Redditch as well as drawing people in from across the wider region, underlining our potential to transform Redditch into a leisure destination of choice."

Cllr Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, added: “In Arrow Valley Country Park Redditch has this superb venue that, thanks to its central location, can be easily accessed by so many people across the town and beyond. It’s great to see events like this thrive there.”

If you enjoyed the event, if there was something you think could be improved, or if you have any feedback, you can share your views via a short ‘summer events’ survey available now. Your comments will help to guide thinking for future events. The survey is available at

The Green Fair and Lions Fun Day is free annual event by a partnership of Redditch Borough Council and Redditch Lions Club, featuring the 37th Signal Regiment, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, and West Mercia Police.