KIDS Planet Stretton has been hosting a range of animal-themed activities as part of a fundraising campaign to support Chester Zoo.

The staff and children at the Stretton nursery site took a walk on the wild side and dressed up as tigers in celebration of World Tiger Day.

They also painted canvas pictures of their favourite zoo animals to sell to parents and completed a sponsored crocodile conga, elephant stomp and penguin shuffle.

In addition to the animal activities, staff completed a virtual 20-mile bike ride to cover the distance between the nursery at Stretton and Chester Zoo.

Kids Planet launched a fundraising campaign this summer to support the popular family attraction.

The money raised will be used to adopt as many animals as possible, with more than 7,000 children, aged two to five, taking part in sponsored walks, hops, jumps or leaps.

Sarah Foster, nursery manager at Kids Planet Stretton, Sarah Foster, said: "As part of our learning through play and child-centred activities, animals feature highly.

"The Summer Stampede fundraising campaign has created so many learning opportunities to support every age and stage of our children’s development from species, to sounds, to colours, to habitats, to behaviours; the list is endless.

"I would like to thank our staff, children and parents for their support and generosity.

"We have raised a staggering £700 so far, and we are all looking forward to meeting the animals we will be adopting in due course."

Families can contact Kids Planet Stretton or the Kids Planet head office online to join in on the many fundraising activities taking place.