ONE of Doctor Who’s most feared enemies has made an appearance at a New Forest family fun day.

A life-sized Dalek was one of the main attractions at the event, which took place at the Little Haven Residential and Nursing Home in Dibden Purlieu on Saturday.

Visitors were able to meet characters from the children’s TV series Paw Patrol as well as inspecting an emergency ambulance.

However, the full-sized Dalek was the star attraction.

It was brought along by Chris Balcombe who is a resident’s son and a keen sci-fi prop collector.

Chris is a professional photographer so people of all ages could have their picture taken with Dr Who’s feared foe.

According to Chris, the Dalek was built by the BBC visual effects team who constructed the first Dalek seen when Doctor Who returned to screens in 2005.

Chris said: “As a child, I remember hiding behind a pillow when the Daleks first appeared on TV.

“I was terrified of them but now have three, one from the sixties, one from the seventies and one from 2005.

“The 2005 Dalek, was built by Scott Wayland, while he and the BBC effects team were building the first Dalek for Doctor Who’s return to BBC1 in 2005. It matches the Dalek seen with Chris Eccleston in the episode “Dalek”.

“My old sixties Dalek has sections from the very first appearance of Daleks in “The Mutants” in December 1963, and from “The Chase”, broadcast in May of 1965. It was used in 1963 and 1964, battling every Time Lord until the classic series ended with Sylvester McCoy in the 1980s.”

The Daleks’ onscreen debut was recently named the greatest sci-fi television moment of all time.

Doctor Who’s biggest enemies first appeared in the BBC series in an episode shown in 1963.

Their arrival beat big moments on shows such as Star Trek and to take the top spot in the list compiled by TV Years magazine.

The care home’s event was to kickstart a campaign to raise money for a new mini-bus for the care home.

Resident Kathleen Vicarey, 90, said: “I enjoyed the event it was quite lively. It is very active here, things are going on most afternoons. I had some cake and tea and had a go on the tombola.”