COME out, come out wherever you are – that’s all 406 of you!
Yesterday saw Huddersfield’s Beaumont Park host what could be the biggest game of hide and seek ever staged anywhere in the world.
Families and friends descended on the 21-acre park to take part in the giant game.
Most of them were picked to be those in hiding but many were asked to be the “seekers”, who had great fun finding people behind walls, trees and shrubs.
And the organisers – the young people from the Young Batley Centre youth club – told the Examiner they think they’ve smashed the world record.
Area youth worker Kerrie Clark, from Kirklees Council’s Young People’s Services, said the group have all got their fingers crossed while they wait for verification from the Guinness Book of World Records.
She said: “Apart from the World Record, the idea initially was to have fun and get people participating and developing new skills, while on quite a low budget.
“It has been absolutely fantastic and everybody has been really enthusiastic about it all.
“The whole day has been a great example of community spirit.
“To organise it we spoke to lots of local schools.
“The Friends of Beaumont Park have been so helpful. We also put it up on Facebook which helped a lot.
“The young people who have taken part are a credit to themselves and the communities and today really shows what young people can do when they put their minds to it.”
People waited in the sunshine on the grassy banks by the bandstand ready to take part.
And as soon as Kelly’s countdown finished hundreds leaped up and scampered off into the woods to hide.
Fifteen minutes later, those who had signed up to be seekers set off to find everyone.