RAPPER Tinchy Stryder, Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard and comedian Hal Cruttenden were just some of the names at this year’s ReCreate Festival in Alderholt last week.

The four-day festival held its first 5k Colour Fun Run with guest starter former Gladiators star Jet.

Professional dancer AJ Pritchard ran a dance workshop and Rebecca and Sid from CBeebies also made an appearance.

Organiser Mike Botto said: "It was the biggest and best yet.

"Every ticketed event we put on sold out. It was an unprecedented success.

"We are really chuffed the community and surrounding communities have taken the festival into their hearts."

The festival, which is in its seventh year, is organised by St James' Church. 

Mike added: "There is an overriding feeling of pride that the church is trying to work with the community to bring it closer together. 

"Some people it passes by that it is a church event.

"The overriding message is this is a gift to the community from the church."

The festival attracted about 1000 people and a team of more than 100 volunteers helped to run the event.