The first snow of the year may be a hassle for some but others have been getting into the winter spirit.

Children pulled out their sledges and toboggans to enjoy the blanket of fresh powder, which started to fall across Kingston at around 6.30pm on Saturday, February 4.

The flakes had settled and stopped falling by Sunday morning and snow balls were seen flying round parks in the borough where families flocked to make snowmen and snow angels.

Kingston & Malden Scout & Guide Band were holding their annual weekend training camp and enjoyed a snowball fight and snowman building competition.

Bandmaster Alison Eggitt said: "After a day of marching and music practice on Saturday everyone was thrilled to wake up in the middle of a winter wonderland on Sunday morning.

"The winning snowman soon became the centre of attention and was really made to feel part of the band."

On Twitter hannahhbxx said: "Omg omg its proper snowing and i got so happy and ran along kingston high street screaming hahhaha i los snow” [sic].

lisamariepower said: "I have a very white garden! Tomorrow it may have a snow angel... #surreysnow #Surbiton."

The snow shower followed a warning from Met Office forecasters after temperatures plummeted last week and remained around 0C.

Although gritters treated the roads drivers were advised only to make essential journeys and allow extra time to reach their destinations over the weekend.

South West Trains said it ran a normal weekend service however some journey times were longer.

Children returned to schools on Monday morning and although the cold snap is expected to continue bitter conditions are expected to ease off towards the weekend.