Thousands flock to garden party fun!

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas with organisers Alex and Amy (w120730-3a)
Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas with organisers Alex and Amy (w120730-3a)

MORE than 1,000 people turned out for some fun in the sun at Worksop’s first Great Big Summer Garden Party.

Visitors flocked to the event at Worksop Rugby Club on Stubbing Lane to soak up some summer entertainment.

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas with The Palms Fitness and Dance team (w120730-3b)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas with The Palms Fitness and Dance team (w120730-3b)

Soap fans were also in for a treat with signing and photo opportunities from Adam Thomas who plays Adam Barton in Emmerdale.

The fun kicked off from 11am and included live music, dancing, fairground rides, sports, story-telling time, food court, giant slides and a licensed bar.

There will also be psychic entertainment, mini Olympics, princess and pirates dress up, assault courses and much more.

Organisers Alex Widdowson and Amie Anderson said The Great Big Summer Garden Party offers the Worksop community something different.

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas meeting people at the autograph session (w120730-3c)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas meeting people at the autograph session (w120730-3c)

“It was a fantastic day which was extremely well attended,” said Alex, 27, from Sunnybank.

“We bought 500 wristbands to keep track of how many people came in and ran out quite early on.”

“We were trying to provide community events for Worksop people and planning has already started for next year’s - we’re hoping to make it an annual event.”

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas meeting people at the autograph session  (w120730-3d)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas meeting people at the autograph session (w120730-3d)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas with Catherine Norman, 20 and Ashleigh Hughes, 17, at the autograph session(w120730-3e)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Emmerdale star Adam Thomas with Catherine Norman, 20 and Ashleigh Hughes, 17, at the autograph session(w120730-3e)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Papa's Fish and Chip shop mascot with local children (w120730-3f)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Papa's Fish and Chip shop mascot with local children (w120730-3f)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, Charlie Anderson, five having his face painted by Sharon McLean of Pink Pixie Parties (w120730-3g)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, Charlie Anderson, five having his face painted by Sharon McLean of Pink Pixie Parties (w120730-3g)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, children enjoying the assault course run by Fun Team Fitness (w120730-3h)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, children enjoying the assault course run by Fun Team Fitness (w120730-3h)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, children enjoying the assault course run by Fun Team Fitness (w120730-3i)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, children enjoying the assault course run by Fun Team Fitness (w120730-3i)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, children enjoying the assault course run by Fun Team Fitness  (w120730-3j)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, children enjoying the assault course run by Fun Team Fitness (w120730-3j)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Millie Thackeray, six (w120730-3k)

Worksop Rugby Club played host to the Great Big Summer Garden Party in aid of Wish upon a Star, pictured is Millie Thackeray, six (w120730-3k)