More than 500 disabled and disadvantaged children were taken to Chessington World of Adventures for a day of fun.

Kids Out, sponsored by 41 Rotary Clubs, brought together 1,499 children, 639 carers and 450 adults to Chessington.

Locally, Kingston, Surbiton, New Malden and Walton Rotary Clubs brought 509 children and 388 teachers and carers from six special and five primary schools in the area.

This year marks 27 years since Kingston Rotarian Peter Jarvis had the idea to provide a day out for children who might not otherwise get to enjoy themselves.

Now Kids Out is a national charity, and last year over 29,000 children were able to enjoy a day out in June because of it.

Doreen Johnson, chair of Kingston Rotary Club, said: “The day out was started 27 years ago when this kind of thing wasn’t very commonplace. It’s very important.

“We want to give children who may not ever have this opportunity a day full of fun and happiness together.”