CHILDREN'S favourites came to life when some of their greatest book characters came to a Hampshire amusement park over the week-end.

Noddy, with best friends Big-Ears, Mr Plod and the mischievous goblins, Sly and Gobbo, enthralled the youngsters at Paultons Park.

Visitors had the opportunity to have their picture taken in his celebrated red and yellow car as well as joining in the Toyland friends dance time.