FAMILIES gathered in Enfield this weekend for some good old-fashioned fun from juggling to mask-making.

Enfield Island Village Festival took place on Saturday, October 16, between 12pm and 4pm and brought people of all ages together. It was organised by residents and Enfield Council.

Crowds were treated to performances including a tightrope walker and a juggler and were able to get involved in a penalty shoot-out football game, learn circus skills and make their own badges.

One of the highlights was a family flag workshop and competition which was judged by Enfield's deputy mayor Christiana During.

Rosie Page, RSA Island Centre manager, said: “It was amazing. There was a lovely atmosphere and an amazing turnout with up to 600 people which far exceeded our expectations.

"So many activities were on offer and I think children particularly enjoyed it. One of the highlights was the family flag-making competition. The winning design was really nice and featured the island's clocktower, but all the entries were so good they will be displayed as part of an exhibition in the foyer of Enfield Civic Centre.

"It was the first time we have done the event and we hope to see it happen again next year."

Other charities that supported the event included the RSA Trust, Enfield Island Youth and Community Trust and Oasis UK.