The aliens landed at Farnborough's Princes Mead shopping centre on Monday and children on half term are flocking to see some weird and wonderful creatures at the Comic and Sci-Fi Week event.

"Alien Babies" is the theme this year and there is a movie-type set with life size models of movie stars and monsters.

On Saturday there will be a science fiction fancy dress contest with judging mid-afternoon.

Left: Janine Wilkinson from British Gas meets some of the invaders.