The Littlefoot Trust’s annual trip to London took gave 12 young people the chance to explore the capital.
This year, the Scarborough children’s charity took six boys and six girls, aged 10 and 11, from the Barrowcliffe and Gladstone Road Schools.
The trip was a holiday of a lifetime for the children who, for varying reasons, would not have had the opportunity of a holiday before.
Cllr Tony Ramsden said: “I am very happy to report that the children were exceptionally well behaved and all enjoyed this experience of their young lives.”
The children visited Trafalgar Square and Downing Street for a pre-arranged trip to see the Prime Minister’s residence at No10. They visited the Embankment to watch street entertainers before a boat trip on the Thames to the 02 Arena for a Twilight Walk over the 02.
They also had the Palace of Westminster, enjoyed a 4D Cinema Experience, and took a trip on the London Eye.
The children then visited the Royal Mews for a conducted tour, seeing the Queen’s Carriages along with a number of the Queen’s horses. They also enjoyed the popular waxwork museum Madame Tussauds.
The last day saw a fun-filled visit of the Princess Diana Play Park. One last treat awaited the children after lunch – a trip up London’s tallest building, The Shard.