THOUSANDS of visitors created a new record for Easter at the Aldingbourne Country Centre.
Sunny weather and a packed programme of activities saw just over 5,000 people of all ages enjoy the holiday there.
Debbie Wells, the enterprise and development team leader of the centre’s operator, the Aldingbourne Trust, said: “Easter excitement came to the Aldingbourne Country Centre with a record number of visitors coming through the doors.
“With bouncy castles, splash about days, Tom’s Talking Reptiles and Hayling Island Donkeys, there was certainly something for everyone.
“The sun shined over the two weeks and so many excited children had a fantastic time.”
The fun lasted for two weeks, with the exception of Easter Sunday, and also included bounce about days, a piglet day, have a go archery and a games zone.
Easter egg hunts and bonnet parades added a seasonal flavour to the event.
Funds raised by special occasions at the centre, based in Blackmill Lane in Norton, go towards supporting the trust’s work supporting adults with learning disabilities to lead independent lives.
The charity’s next special fundraising event is a sponsored walk around Arundel Park on May 20.
This will consist of three, eight and 21 mile routes through the beautiful estate. The two shorter distances will be marshalled and will start at 10am. The longest walk will begin at 8am. Contact email@example.com.