ALL the fun of the farm came to Prestwich last weekend as The Fed welcomed animals of all shapes and sizes for a super summer carnival.

More than 450 people packed out the Heathlands Village to soak up the sun and fun at the inaugural Farm Day event.

Bringing a taste of the countryside to the heart of the usually sedate village, the care home’s lawns and gardens were transformed into a petting zoo, where people of all ages could get up close and personal with the furry friends.

Rochelle Broman, The Fed’s fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted that so many people came on Sunday.

“The sun shone ­— we were more than a little worried about the weather ­— and everyone had a great time.”

Away from the animals there was also plenty of fun to be had at other attractions including a biscuit decorating stall, soft play area, and family barbecue.

Among the activities was a guess the name of the bear stall with a giant monkey teddy bear for the prize.

The soft toy’s correct name ­— Samson ­— was ably guessed by Chazan Harvey Miller and his wife Angela.

She said: “It was fantastic to win, We won it for our son, Gerrard, who is 52 and has learning difficulties. He lives with the Jewish Welfare Board in Leeds and will absolutely love it.”

A popular story corner was also set up in The Fed's seaside garden led by Angela Roth from PJ Library ­— an initiative which provides free books to Jewish children across the UK.

Residents of Heathlands Village made sure to get in on the action too helping to set up the day, playing with youngsters and introducing them to their favourite animals.

Ms Broman said: “It was such a joy to see people of all ages mingling and having fun together.

“We’re hoping to make this an annual event, so stay tuned for Farm Day 2020.”