Worcestershire County Council's Early Intervention Family Support (EIFS) team ran a Halloween activity day to bring families closer together.

The event was held at Matchborough First School in Redditch and involved a series of fun activities for families working with the EIFS team.

Activities included face painting, fancy dress, pumpkin faces, apple hanging and even a spooky lucky dip. The different activities were designed to provide families with a range of fun and easy ways to spend more time together at home.

The event received a number of positive comments from the families involved. One parent said: "The best part of the day was watching my children enjoying themselves. The day gave me lots of ideas and showed me how to have fun. The worst part of the day was going home and I wished I had dressed up myself!"

Early Intervention Family Support has helped over 4,000 families with various parts of their family life. Their support workers have a good understanding of child development, family life and parenting and provide help to those who need it in a number of ways.

Councillor Liz Eyre, the council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: "Days like these are so important for bringing families together. The EIFS team do a fantastic job in helping families overcome their struggles and enjoy spending time together as a family."

For more information about Early Intervention Family Support (EIFS), including how you can access support for your family, visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/eifs