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Party time at Pleasurewood Hills

PUBLISHED: 11:17 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:00 05 July 2010

Lil' Chris and Woody Bear celebrate Pleasurewood Hill's 25th anniversary.

Lil' Chris and Woody Bear celebrate Pleasurewood Hill's 25th anniversary.

Woody Bear, Lil' Chris and stiltwalkers were among those who helped Pleasurewood Hills' 25th birthday bash to go with a bang.

The theme park near Lowestoft held the party on Saturday.

Woody Bear, Lil' Chris and stiltwalkers were among those who helped Pleasurewood Hills' 25th birthday bash to go with a bang.

The theme park near Lowestoft held the party on Saturday.

A ribbon was cut by the park's founder and original owner, Joe Larter. Later came a parade through the park that featured the stiltwalkers as well as costumed characters and an oompah band.

A giant birthday cake was cut by park mascot Woody Bear.

Local boy Chris Hardman - alias Lil' Chris, singing star of Channel Four's Rock School series - put in an appearance. And, although there were a few showers, the rain held off for most of the day.

About 700 invited guests mingled with paying customers and enjoyed a buffet lunch.

There was face-painting, donkey rides and live music from bands around the park.

Jane Stephenson, from Pleasurewood Hills, said: “It has been a brilliant success. Everybody is enjoying it.

“We have had a good turnout even though the weather is a bit iffy.”


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