Families from across Richmond were joined by the Mayor at Orleans House to celebrate National Play Day.

The celebration, which was organised by Achieving for Children, took place on August 1 to celebrate the importance of plays in a child’s life.

Attendees could take part in several activities such as creating playdough, face-painting, live entertainment and learning about water safety with the RNLI.

Kids could also take a break from all the activities by enjoying popcorn and candyfloss, before heading to an encounter with various little creatures from the Wetland Centre.

The resident Police van was particularly popular with the children clambering in to press the horn.

Cllr Ben Khosa, Mayor of Richmond said: “It’s just great to have venues like Orleans House in the borough where people can come along and enjoy a day out such as this.

“I was particularly impressed with stand teaching kids about oral health, healthy eating, and how important it is to brush your teeth correctly.

“I would like to thank Achieving for Children for organising a fantastic day out for the whole family, and I know from chatting with parents and children how much fun everyone had.”