Schoolchildren and parents got the opportunity to walk with dinosaurs thanks to the Essex Wildlife Trust.

Dinosaur enthusiasts were in their element as the youngsters tested their wide-reaching dinosaur knowledge.

The session was primarily aimed at children aged between five and eight but welcomed participants of all ages.

And a vast number of schoolchildren and parents were in attendance.

A fun-filled self-led trail saw the families work together to find specific dinosaurs, which were dotted around the trust’s hub in Lower Dunton Road, Basildon.

Wellington boots were certainly a priority for the excited children, with certain sections of the trail being submerged in mud and rainwater.

After finding the now extinct creatures and traversing through wet and muddy conditions, the participants were then able to show their creative side in a dinosaur-themed arts and crafts session.

The children created their own dinosaur, with a number of designs catching the eye.

Having impressively made their own dinosaurs - which were created using paper and cardboard - the children were then able to take their creatures home with them as a memento of the occasion they went walking with dinosaurs.