THE Meedies Open Day attracted well over 300 people wanting to try the various activities on offer at the country park.

That was just the people wanting to try their hand, but there were countless others who visited Lochore Meadows over the Open Weekend and they enjoyed seeing people of all ages testing their skills.

The venture really showed what a centre of activity Lochore Meadows is.

The thing is that you do not have to be an expert at any activity, it is all about having fun and enjoying yourself and at the same time getting some valuable exercise.

The activities really were wide, ranging from the watersports centre's sailing, open canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding; then cycling opportunities on the mountain bike tracks, orienteering and archery.

These are activities which people can pick up quickly, with the guidance of the staff at the park, and provide real enjoyment without you having to aim to become an expert.

So the Open Weekend just underlined what a marvellous facility we have on our doorsteps.

When you think that the park had over 800,000 visitors last year it really is no surprise when the vast range of opportunities that exist at the Meedies are considered.

Park boss Ian Laing would like to see this figure climb further and given decent weather his aim could well be achieved.