SLIDESHOW: Knaresborough Easter Fayre

Despite this Easter being the coldest since records began, Knaresborough Lions have hailed their annual Easter Fayre a success.

Now in its third year, the event attracted crowds who braved the weather to join the celebrations.

kna  Pictured from left are visitors Emma Lees and Phoebe Coull with Beth Aitken and Suzanne Benson of Nidderdale Llamas at the Easter Fayre.  (130329M3b)

kna Pictured from left are visitors Emma Lees and Phoebe Coull with Beth Aitken and Suzanne Benson of Nidderdale Llamas at the Easter Fayre. (130329M3b)

Nigel Perry from the Knaresborough Lions said: “The weather was awful leading up to it so we were really worried but it wasn’t too bad on the day.

“It was alright as long as you stayed in the sun.”

Mr Perry said the event attracted lots of families.

He said: “Last year was such a bad year with the weather and it has been a very long winter, people were taking the opportunity to get out and about.

“The llamas were very popular and there was a queue for the donkeys all day.

“The little children kept themselves warm jumping on the bouncy castle and the dance groups went down very well.”

Mr Perry said he thinks the event will have made enough money to cover it’s costs, which means they are likely to go ahead with the event again next year.

He said: “It’s not about making money though, anything that is made is put back into the community.”

Excitement is already building for the town’s next big event, The Knaresborough Bed Race, on June 8.

Mr Perry said: “Hopefully the weather will be better by then!”