PEOPLE weaved through gardens in Oxford enjoying food, live music and activities all for a good cause.

Elder Stubbs Festival returned for its 29th year on Saturday, with people dressed in sunny shades for its 'mellow yellow' theme which was all about instilling optimism, friendliness and 'chilled vibes'.

Children could enjoy pony rides around the allotments in Cowley as well as put their rock climbing skills to the test thanks to 2nd Oxford Scout Group who provided a climbing wall.

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The festival is run by Oxford-based mental health charity, Restore, which had stalls selling products such as homemade jam made by its members from its six sites across the county.

Other stalls independently run served Indian and Caribbean food, sold hand-made crafts, chocolate and CDs.

Families ate hot dogs and burgers at a barbecue provided by the charity while listening and dancing to live music at various music tents.

Ben Goodwin and his family travelled from Bicester to soak up the atmosphere this year.

He said: “We came last year for the first time and enjoyed it so we decided to come again. It's a really nice atmosphere for the children. It's great to see a part of Oxford that you might not know about.”

Guillemette Cox, from Oxford, said: “I've had a really good time - there was wonderful food. It's brilliant. I’ve been here for two years now but it was very crowded this year, and it's great as it's for a good cause."

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Her friend Edith Gaulon, who was visiting the UK from Paris, said: “It's nice to be here in this kind of setting, sitting under the trees and in the greenery while enjoying nice food."

Most of the profits made at the festival will go to Restore while some will go to stallholders.

The charity help around 900 people each year across its six sites in Oxfordshire.

Two are at Manzil Way in Oxford – The Beehive and the Garden Cafe; one is at Fleet Meadow in Didcot; The Orchard in Banbury; Littlemore Hospital and Elder Stubbs Allotments.

At Elder Stubbs, there are 45 'members' – people who are recovering from mental health illnesses who use Restore's services.

Claire Spence-Parsons, head of fundraising and communications at Restore, said: "This year was all about being optimistic, friendly and chilled vibes.

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"We consciously made sure that private allotments were fenced off but everywhere else was fairly open because we know people like to wander through the gardens.

"It’s been fantastic. We have the community supporting us which is important because we are such a small charity."