Woodlands Pioneer Day a blast

Woodlands first-ever Pioneer Fundays was a real blast from the past in the present. There were donkey rides, vintage vehicles to admire, old style games to play and gnomes to find on the garden trail.

It’s estimated around 2000 people attended the days, from Tuesday to thursday.  Looking forward to the next one already!




Woodlands Pioneer Fundays

GRACE AND STYLE:  Lexi Nolan, left, and Shirley Collie cut impressive figures with their get-ups and giddy-ups!


Woodlands Pioneer Fundays


Lord & Lady Black, Number 8 Nework’s Annette Taylor and David Riddell, were kept busy with a range of Victorian games.


Woodlands Pioneer Fundays

TEA FOR TWO:  The garden trail was a winner on the day, with many paths to follow.



Woodlands Pioneer Fundays

In charge of the rides and looking dashing at the same time.



Woodlands Pioneer Fundays

The vintage tractors arrive…




Woodlands Pioneer Fundays

This star from Cornerstone Alpaca Stud enjoyed the day’s events.



Woodlands Pioneer Fundays

And the vintage cars sparkled in the sun.  We were lucky with the weather, it has to be said!




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