Bank Holiday Monday fever gripped West Leicester as hundreds of people descended on the Crows Nest pub on Glenfield Road East to enjoy the last blast of summer.
It was the last chance to chill out before the long haul to Christmas and landlord Ray Cooper and partner Yvette Jays know this. They have built up a considerable reputation over the last decade for holding huge family fun days at key times of the year, but the last Bank Holiday in August is always a biggie!
Ray, dressed in his traditional Bank Holiday Hawaiian shirt and stetson said: 'Today we're the busiest pub in Leicester. We make it bigger and better each year. We've had six hundred people here. It was monster - just non-stop.'
With temperature hitting 25C, families from across West Leicester relaxed in the sun while the kids romped in the small swimming pool and clambered over giant bouncy castles. The children had the chance to be photographed with Peppa Pig and other famous cartoon characters, while Chef Khalid dished out hundreds of hotdogs, burgers and tons of chips.
The entertainment, disco and child wrangling was provided by Leicester based performers Kelly Jenns and Dave Mazzei who ended up singing to a more grown-up audience into the night.
'It was massive', said Ray, 'But you should see what we're doing later this year!'.