IT may not have been beach weather but there was still been plenty to entertain the youngsters over the Easter holidays, as Lyme Regis hosted its first Children’s Week.
Organised by Gabby Rabbitts, new director of the Marine Theatre, in conjunction with other local organisations, the week included a packed programme of more than 30 events.
From children’s yoga to art workshops, biscuit baking and film screenings, there was something to entertain all ages. Activities were held at the Marine Theatre, where the Children’s Week café was open all week, as well as at Lyme Regis Museum, the Town Mill and at the Story Boat on Theatre Square, with local businesses also taking part.
Highlights included a day of ‘The Little Mermaid’ theme events, including biscuit decorating at the Town Mill and an indoor outdoor cinema experience at the theatre with a screening of the Disney classic.
The popular children’s book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ was also celebrated on Thursday, with a treasure hunt starting at Serendip bookshop in Broad Street, which got youngsters involved in a number of tiger-theme activities around the town.
The week was rounded off with a skate jam at the skatepark in Charmouth Road on Saturday organised by town councillor Cheryl Reynolds, thanks to a generous donation from local resident Carl Salter, who presented prizes for the best performances on the day.
Winners were as follows: Best Skater (over 15) – Angus George; Best Skater (under 15) – Joel Alner; Best Rider (over 15) – George Carter; Best Rider (under 15) – Ben Jallow. There were also competitions for 10 different tricks, with the winners of each receiving £5.
Competitions were organised by local skateboarder Chris Higgs, with music provided by Pete Wild and a gazebo by Sean and Shelley Larcombe.