THE high seas came to a village park when an annual day of family fun was held.
Horden Parish Council put on its yearly Pirates in the Park funday yesterday.
Around 600 people enjoyed some swashbuckling fun and highlights including a pirate-themed Punch and Judy show, bouncy castle, jousting, hook-a-boat game, a pirate island game similar to musical chairs and pirate fancy dress competition, where there were seven age-group winners.
They were rewarded with a cuddly toy monkey and a trophy.
There were also various rides, including a carousel and shuggy boats and a pinata was hung near the bandstand for kids to bash so that goodies fell out.
The council’s parks and cemetery manager Jimmy Bush said: “The park was packed with youngsters and their parents and grandparents. “It is just as popular as our annual teddybear picnic – people who attend that are always asking when the pirate event is on.”