GULLIVER’S World received more than 2,000 donations as part of its Toy Bank Weekend appeal.

On April 27 and 28, the theme park in Old Hall offered visitors reduced entry in exchange for a new toy to donate to KidsOut, a national charity that supports mothers and children escaping domestic abuse.

In just one weekend, 2,200 new toys were donated by visitors across all four Gulliver’s UK resorts.

Those toys will now be added to Toy Boxes and donated to children in refuge across the UK.

“KidsOut does so much wonderful work with disadvantaged children, and we were so pleased to be able to support the charity,” said Craig Clews, resort director at Gulliver’s World.

“Our customers supported us in droves and we are so grateful for their donations so a massive thank you to all who contributed.”

Every year, around 20,000 children flee domestic abuse to seek sanctuary in refuge or a safehouse, typically only leaving their home with nothing except the clothes on their back.

Each Toy Box contains 10 new toys that are both age and gender appropriate, including jigsaws, crafts, dolls and cuddly toys.

“Working with an amazing, well know attraction like Gulliver’s across the country is very exciting for a small, national charity like us,” said Louise Sherwood, community engagement manager at KidsOut.

“Over 930 children are supported in the Warrington area by KidsOut, who are residing in local refuges, through our Toy Box project so it’s fantastic Gulliver’s World and its customers has supported us with these wonderful donations which mean so much.”

“To now have over 2,200 new toys that we wouldn’t otherwise have had is incredible for our Toy Boxes that go to children up and down the county.”