On a holiday of a lifetime

The group pose for a photo outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.
The group pose for a photo outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.

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 Wembley Stadium tour was extremely successful.

The Wembley Stadium tour was extremely successful.

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 show a head for heights during their London experience.

The children show a head for heights during their London experience.

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.

Getting some extra exercise during their time at the Princess Diana Play Park.

Getting some extra exercise during their time at the Princess Diana Play Park.

A scene from the kids London Eye experience.

A scene from the kids London Eye experience.

Getting some extra exercise during their time at the Princess Diana Play Park.

Getting some extra exercise during their time at the Princess Diana Play Park.

Relaxing on the London Eye.

Relaxing on the London Eye.

A thumbs up for the London Eye experience.

A thumbs up for the London Eye experience.