MEMBERS, families and carers from Warminster Lions Club headed to Paultons Park in Hampshire earlier this month for a family fun day. They were greeted at the entrance by a host of characters in fancy dress, including Lions mascots, rabbits and a variety of Star Wars-themed greeters.

Lion Richard Owen said: "Some of the adults and children have additional needs but the invitation is extended to include the whole family. The younger children enjoyed the special area for under fives, and the new dinosaur-themed rollercoasters were popular with older children and adults.

"As it was warm and sunny, children enjoyed playing under the water fountains and jets, too."

Lions Clubs in the South West often run trips for families who would have difficulty visiting outdoor attractions such as Paultons Park on their own.

One of the families on the trip said: "It is amazing to give so many families a break from their difficult lives and to give a fantastic treat to so many who deserve it."