YOUNGSTERS who had to flee the Ukraine when war broke out enjoyed a fun-filled day at Warwick Castle recently.
The 56 children, who are being looked after by Edinburgh-based charity Dnipro Kids, stopped off at the castle as they travelled from Scotland to London on a tour of the UK’s top tourist attractions.
They got to experience the Midsummer Carnival celebrations at Warwick Castle, meet birds of prey, watch the Zog Live Show and walk the ramparts.
Dnipro Kids – founded by supporters of Hibs football team after Hibs played a UEFA Cup game against Dnipro FC in 2005 – helped evacuate the children, aged between two and 17, over the last few months.
They were accompanied on the trip by translators and charity workers and afterwards headed off to experience the sights and sounds of London.
Steven Carr, chairman of Dnipro Kids, said: “The children have had an amazing time at Warwick Castle.
“Meeting Zog, walking the ramparts and the amazing Falconer’s Quest, all set in the spectacular surroundings of the castle, made for a memorable day out for our little guests from Ukraine.
“A huge thank you to all at Warwick Castle that made this such a special day for them”.