Adults and toddlers in the Farnham, Aldershot & District NCT turned up to Aldershot Park on Thursday March 20 to celebrate the 45th birthday of the classic children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The centre-piece of the afternoon's activities was a craft session where the children made a giant replica of the caterpillar.

There was also a 'very hungry trail', where they hunted in for giant food pieces in the park, and also a reading of the story.

Written and illustrated by American author Eric Carle, more than 37m copies of the book have been sold since its publication in 1969.