A FAMILY day out at Old Down Country Park will give a boost to the Jessie May Trust.

The fun day has been organised by the Bristol-based trust to help its work caring for children with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Managers at the country park in Tockington, near Thornbury, will also donate 50 per cent of its ticket sales to the charity.

The event on Sunday, April 6, will feature an Easter egg hunt, face painting, art and craft activities and a display by the Great Western Mini Club.

Park favourites will also be open, including the adventure playground, woodland walks and the newly refurbished animal encounters area. Visitors will be able to see pygmy goats, piglets, new-born lambs and other farm animals.

Carly Rudrum, head of business at the Old Down Estate, said: "We are delighted to welcome Jessie May to the estate. This family fun day is a great way for everyone to get together and support such a vital charity.

"It will take place on the first Sunday of the Easter holidays and we would love as many people as possible to come and see the park and support Jessie May nurses.”

The park will open at 10am, with family activities starting at noon. Admission is £8 for adults, £5 for children or £23 for a family ticket.