HUNDREDS of people lined the streets of a New Forest village to celebrate a thirtieth annual carnival procession.

The sun shone down on the annual Netley Marsh Carnival as revellers gathered to see the parade which celebrated with a theme of 50 years of children's television.

People of all ages dressed as their favourite television characters including Peppa Pig, Pingu and minions.

Floats from local groups set off from The Gamekeeper pub in Woodlands and made their way along Woodlands Road to St Matthew's Church.

The event, now in its 30th year and organised by 6th New Forest North Scouts aimed to raise £2,500 for the upkeep of St Matthews Church as well as the local scout and guide groups.

Scout leader Ian Sims said: "There is a great community spirit and the quality and standard of the carnival entries were the best I have ever seen. It was amazing to see.

"The carnival gets bigger and better every year. It's hard graft but so worth it.

"We already have a date for next year which is June 27."

Following the parade, the church field played host to the summer fair which features karate and taekwondo displays from TKW Martial Arts and the Jubilee Brass Band Southampton.

There were more than as 30 stalls selling cakes, produce, and bric-a-brac as well as traditional games.