A COASTAL resort town was alive with the sound of music and glee on Monday as hundreds of holidaymakers gathered for the second – and last – event of the season.

Party in the Park, a one-of-a kind event held at Lyons Robin Hood Holiday Park, in Rhyl, saw tourists and holiday homeowners alike celebrating the end of Wales’s lockdown restrictions, as well as the beautiful weather that blessed the coast this bank holiday weekend.

Crowds gathered at the popular park, which is nearing it’s 100th year anniversary, to watch the exclusive live entertainment, guest acts, and Robin Hood Ranger shows that were put on courtesy of the family-run business.

This free event, which included stilt walkers, food and drink, face painting, and a bouncy castle, as well as tribute acts by Olly Murrs and Dua Lipa, was the Lyons’ group’s way of bringing some fun and excitement to the coast.

Event organiser and entertainment manager at Lyons Holiday Parks, Martin Mugglestone, said his main intention was to “give people something to smile about” and to “bring a taste of Glastonbury to North Wales” in light of festivals being cancelled for a second year due to the pandemic.

He said: “Seeing the kids enjoying themselves outdoors all day, being able to run around again without a care in the world, was absolutely brilliant. So much work went into the organisation of Party in the Park, and it’s really paid off – despite the uncertainty around restrictions easing, and the weather of course!

“It’s also truly demonstrated the value of our brilliant Robin Hood Rangers, Jayd, Jenna, Hannah, Emma, Craig and Lewis, who are again doing what they were born to do – but were deprived of during lockdown with restrictions in entertainment and live events.

“The fact we were able to have hundreds of people coming together, dancing, singing, and enjoying the food and drink put on by the wonderful food and beverage team at Lyons, is just incredible. Party in the Park was a true celebration of people and connections, and we’re so glad so many people got to enjoy it for free while visiting Denbighshire.”

Joseph Lyons Mound, company director, said: “As a leading holiday park, who have over 100 years in helping bring holidaymaker’s dreams to life, we naturally have extremely high standards when it comes to guest experience, our types of entertainment, and what it is that will bring joy to families visiting North Wales. This event definitely had that extra bit of magic – and a huge thank you to the wonderful team at Lyons Robin Hood who went above and beyond to help make our second Party in the Park extra special.”

Party in the Park will be back with a bang next summer, so be sure to follow the group on Facebook to stay in the loop about how to get free tickets to this exclusive event!