Animal party as Shefford children's centre marks 10th birthday

PUBLISHED: 10:22 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:22 01 May 2018

Staff with some of the animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff with some of the animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Young and old helped Shefford and District Children's Centre mark 10 years on Thursday.

Children and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

The children’s centre, which serves Shefford and the surrounding villages, had animals including ducks, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and a tortoise on hand for visitors to enjoy.

There were also chickens, barn owls, sugar gliders and more at the centre, which is based at Shefford Lower School.

Children and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

The youngsters enjoyed playing with the animals, singing with The Signing Company and spending time out in the sunshine. There was also cake for everyone.

Manager Kirsty Maxwell said: “It’s great to see the children’s centre has become such a vital part of the local community, and to see children and families develop and flourish.”

Children and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

To find out more about the centre and everything going on there, call 01462 615115 or 07504 932576, have a look at shefforddistrictcc.org.uk or see facebook.com/sheffordchildrenscentre.

Children and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

Children and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

Children and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren and parents meet some animals at the Shefford and District Children's Centre 10th birthday celebrations. Picture: DANNY LOO

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