SKATEBOARDING, art, music, foraging, plays and talks were just some of the activities on offer at a brand new children's festival.

The first Lyme Regis Children's Week included more than 30 fun events for families and children.

Activities were co-ordinated by the Marine Theatre, eight of the town's organisations worked together to produce the festival.

The events faced mixed weather, but luckily many of the events were indoors and outdoors.

The week kicked off with two sell-out yoga events at the Marine, where Bridport's Sarah Higgins wove stories out of yoga poses, and took children on an imaginary journey to the jungle by boat, overseas, and up mountains.

On Wednesday, families sheltered from the rain in the 'Outdoor Cinema Indoors' screening of the Little Mermaid, which tied in with a mermaid biscuit decorating workshop at the Town Mill.

One of the more unusual events was a Wild Food and Wild Art Wander, run by Chris Holland of Wiggaton.

The sell-out event saw eight families work together to produce a land art piece, and forage on the beach for wild food.

The end of the event saw the group cook a stir-fry over a fire made from driftwood.

Friday saw Harry, the town mill's resident potter, patiently guide eager young artists through a workshop to create their first pot on a traditional wheel.

Marine Theatre manager, Sophia Moseley, said: "The week was a great success.

"We aimed to provide something for local families, but we were also pleased that many holiday makers visited the town for the festival, benefitting local businesses.

"With so many events, two were cancelled due to illness, but we will certainly build on the week and return next year with something even better."

The week ended with a well-attended Skate Park Jam, with free food and drinks thanks to funding from local resident Carl Salter.

This was organised by Cllr Cheryl Reynolds, who said: "Prizes were awarded for best skaters and best riders.

"It was great to work with the Marine Theatre and other organisations for the young people of the town."