A CELEBRATION all things toys took place at Tapnell Farm Park at the weekend.

The toytastic weekend involved toy swaps and fancy dress, and donations were collected to support IW children's charity, Beaulieu House.

Children were invited to dress up as their favourite toy or character, and see the world of toys come to life.

More than 1,000 visitors flocked to the park over the two days.

With so many toys made from non-recyclable plastics ending up in landfill, the aim of the toy swap was to encourage children to bring a toy they no longer want to play with, and swap it with other children.

"The toy swap was really successful," said Kimmi Piggott, event manager at Tapnell Farm.

"Beaulieu House helped run the toy swap, and the toys that children didn't take all went to charity.

"A lot of selfless children brought toys in to be donated, which was really sweet."

There was also a make your own toy workshop, where children could craft characters, from Mr Potato Head to Forky, and take them home.

"Children made Mr Potato out of a real potato, and Forky from Toy Story 4 out of biodegradable forks," said Kimmi, who dressed up at Little Bo Peep.

At 2pm each day, there was a Farm Park Conga, where Tapnell's own toy characters ­— including Woody, Jessie, Barbie, and Little Bo Peep of Toy Story ­— got visitors dancing around the park.