Paints and playdough for intergenerational sensory session

The youngsters, all aged two to four years, showed residents how to build sandcastles and make pizzas out of playdough, broccoli, asparagus and red lentils.

They also played with toys in the pond and painted on a clingfilm canvas using brushes and their hands.

Resident Shirley Naylor, 84, said: “I loved having little Heidi on my knee dancing away.”

Margaret Salmon, 93, said: “It was lovely. It really brightened my day.”