Countryside Celebrates Summer and Community Living in Runwell with a Social Sports Day


Among the various activities that were held on the day were archery and go-karting, while bouncy castles also providing plenty of fun for the attendees. A number of shows added further entertainment on the day, including a classic sports car show, dance performances and a Radio-controlled aircraft display that wowed children and adults alike.

The Runwell clubhouse, a social hub of the local community that is situated on the former grounds of Runwell Hospital, opened its bar and also held a BBQ, which sizzled all day long while a DJ provided tunes for the day.

Much-loved Countryside mascot and friendly face Bill Ding was also present during the event to provide plenty of balloons and photograph opportunities for the children.

Chris Bladon, Managing Director for Countryside New Homes & Communities East, comments: “We are delighted to support and sponsor this Club Fun Day, which the Runwell Sports and Social Club has done a great job in organizing. A strong sense of community and expansive areas to play outside are some of Countryside’s unique offerings so this event is very close to our heart.

He then adds: “Runwell is a fantastic setting for families with young children and it is always a pleasure to help bring the local residents closer together.

The Club Fun Day opened to the public at 12 noon, with activities that ran from 1pm through to 5pm. Wristbands were available to purchase on the day for £5 each.

Countryside currently offers a number of homes in Runwell, as part of its St Luke’s Park development, which spans over 200 acres. Its rich mix of house types and architectural styles has led to a diverse community of first-time buyers, families and downsizers, both from the local area and further afield. Surrounded by scenic green spaces, including 8,000 new trees and shrubs, residents at St Luke’s have their own slice of rural paradise which provides the ideal environment for meeting new neighbours.