THERE was plenty of fun in the sun in Morpeth as families made the most of the warm weather.
The mini-heatwave last weekend coincided with the opening of the paddling pool in Carlisle Park for the summer.
And dozens of families flocked to the park to take advantage of the Morpeth Town Council facility.
Town Clerk Gillian Turner said: “I went up to the paddling pool on Saturday and I have never seen so many children running around and splashing and really having a lot of fun. The weather was just perfect.
“All the equipment is serviced before the pool opens and it is lovely to see it being used and so many people enjoying themselves.”
Elsewhere, trustees of the Old Bakehouse Millennium Green behind Newgate Street were also appreciative of the sunshine at their annual garden party.
The green was busy all day as visitors browsed the cake, plant and book stalls, tried their luck at a raffle or tombola, enjoyed children’s games, or simply sipped on some welcome refreshments.
Pat Binks, who helped to organise the event, said: “It all went very well and we got a lot of people coming along. We were very busy all day because the weather was such a help.
“We are always trying to get the green better known and I think it is becoming more well-known now. We want people to use it because that is what it is there for.”