GALLERY: Fun on the lawn at Northampton two-day festival

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.
The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

Dozens of families enjoyed a day of free entertainment on The Racecourse at the Umbrella fair's Tea on the Lawn event.

The weekend saw the crowds enjoy a host of arts and craft sessions, dance and an interactive science show on the Saturday around the pavilion area.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Saturday evening saw a musical lineup take to the pavilion lawn stage with the Gin House Gypsies, Inta Africa and Jimmy Pike and the Red Stars closing the night,.

On Sunday, Drones Club, Kings Gambit and Repro Jam Squad topped the bill.

"It was a really successful weekend with lots of children and families enjoying themselves," said the Umbrella Fair's project co-ordinator Ian Bates.

"We had all sorts - we had a mad scientist come round and entertain the children in the pavilion and give a talk all about the importance of not putting things down the drain.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

"The music was really exquisite - lots of Northampton's excellent talent was on display on Saturday and Sunday. Then we finished with some great bands on the Sunday."

The Tea on the Lawn was announced as a smaller replacement to the annual Umbrella Fair Festival this year, "to give the event a break".

"This event was a lot smaller and easier to manage," said Mr Bates.

"Doing a few of these during the year is something that we are looking at now."

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.

The Umbrella Fair's Tea on the Lawn, 2018.