THE first-ever Clatfest has been hailed as a success as hundreds enjoyed a day of music and fete fun.

Organised by the Clatford CofE Primary School Parent Teacher Association, the event brought together local performers and organisations together for a good cause.

Chair Stephanie Wheeler said: “It was the first time we have had the fete away from the school as we have outgrown the field and felt we really need a bit more space.

“We were able to have more music and do bigger things and it was an absolute success.”

During the festival on Saturday there were performances from Jake Ward, maypole and country dancing shows, along with face painting and even a visit from firefighters who cooled visitors with blasts of water.

The day raised around £3,000 which will go towards the school’s £20,000 target for a new adventure playground.

“This is just the start of it. We are now looking for businesses to get involved and help us installing a new playground,” Stephanie added.