FANCY dress activities got all ages involved when the little ARTventurers visited Larkfield View Care Home.

The children visit the care home once a month to interact with the residents and get them involved in the activities.

A special Halloween session saw not only the regular residents join in but also some of the elderly gentlemen who had until then observed from afar.

The children dressed up and the residents donned witches hats on the day.

Cheryl Gray, who runs ARTventurers said: “Our activities included paper plate pumpkins, Frankenstein footprints and lots of stencils and stampers to create Halloween scenes.

“Our very messy sensory activities included a spooky sprinkly ghost and witches brew gloop, which some of the residents were not too sure about.

“A few of the little ones dressed up as pumpkins, incy wincy spiders and a little zombie but they were all soon covered in paint. Myself and a number of residents donned witches hats.

“We all had a good singalong to some Halloween tunes, the residents really enjoyed that.”

Cheryl noticed that the residents and children were starting to get to know one another and believe the sessions are benefitting everyone.

She said: “There are always regular residents who attend every session and I can see the children becoming familiar with them which is just lovely, it was also nice to see some of the elderly gentlemen attend the session too and join in with some of the activities and singing.

“Up until now, they've watched from afar so it was lovely to welcome them into the room!”