AN early summer burst of hot weather provided a perfect backdrop for an array of events across Farnham last weekend.

Thousands lined the town’s streets on Saturday for this year’s carnival – and a day later hundreds of picnickers and music fans returned to Gostrey Meadow for the annual Picnic in the Park, jam-packed with live bands, three choirs and fun activities for children, sponsored by Durham House Chiropractic Clinic and Kidd Rapinet.

Over at More House School in Frensham, more than 700 pupils, family members and guests gathered to mark the school’s 80th birthday at a Proms in the Park event on Friday.

It was a musical extravaganza and was hosted by the school’s music department along with the Friends of More House.

All Saints School in Tilford threw open its gates for a tropical beach-themed summer fair, raising funds to support pupils’ outdoor learning.

And in Elstead, around 250 people gathered at the village cricket ground for the Elstead village summer barbecue.

Children from KC School of Dance gave ballet, street and modern performances, while Elstead Sharks coaches put on a football session.

Nicki Chalcraft hosted a zumba session which youngsters really enjoyed, as well as two tug of war events and ‘rocket’ rides courtesy of the Long family which were said to be a “big hit”.

The event raised more than £1,750 for Peter Pan Pre-school.

For more great pictures from summer fun in the sun in and around Farnham, see this week’s Farnham Herald.