Snow better time to have fun

By Tim Clarke Monday 21 January 2013 Updated: 22/01 17:04

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Buy photos » Tracy Wilson and son Tom, seven, race down the slope at Worcester Woods Countryside Centre. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0413006MMR2. Order this picture at

IT FORCED schools to close and disruption on the roads but for many families in Worcester the heavy snowfall was just a great excuse to have fun.

The blanket of snow might not have been good news for everyone but excited children who enjoyed an extra day off school on Friday were not complaining as they enjoyed the first snowball fight of the winter.

Worcester Woods Countryside Park and Gheluvelt Park were among the many open spaces packed with families keen to enjoying some sledging on any snow-covered slope they could find.

Our photographer Marcus Mingins captured some of the fun being had by families while readers also sent us their own snow pictures and we've put together a collection here.

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Buy photos» Andy Miles and son Ryan, four, hop aboard a sledge in Worcester. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0413006MMR1.

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Buy photos» Stephanie Topping and Digby the dog enjoy some fun in the snow . Picture by Marcus Mingins 0413006MMR4. Order this picture at

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Buy photos» Three year old Jake Franklin was kept busy building this snowman and snow dog. (s)

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Buy photos» Penny Shirley dives into the white stuff. (s)

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Buy photos» Anna Byland sent in this picture of a frosty-looking Bailey the dog. (s)

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Buy photos» Heidi Jones, five, dressed up as a bunny rabbit before hopping onto her sledge. (s)

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Buy photos» Holly Jones captured this picture of Worcester Cathedral covered in a dusting of snow.

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Buy photos» A snail takes shelter from the snow. Picture by Georgina Evans-Phillips.

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Buy photos» Jo Merrick and Gemma Rawlings created this snow angel. (s)

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