THE Vikings invaded a Wirral park.
The Wirral Skip-Felag Viking Re-enactment Group set up an encampment in Meols Park to show typical daily life of how the Norsemen lived and fought.
The two-day event was also a chance to celebrate work done by Friends of Meols Park helped by funding from Groundwork and Big Lottery Community Spaces.
Work was carried out to restore and improve the playground.
Roy Shuttleworth, from Friends of Meols Park, said: “What a great weekend we had with a fabulous turnout.
“Some of the young children had very inquisitive minds and asked lots of questions to the Vikings. Such as are you really 1,000-years-old, how do you keep your food fresh without a fridge, and is that a real Viking baby?
“It was hilarious to hear, but just shows how realistic the Vikings were.”
Vikings first arrived in Wirral around 902AD, and quickly developed many settlements throughout the area.
The borough has many clues around showing its Viking connection in the landscape, place names and in the DNA of local people.
The event shared Groundwork’s Make Tomorrow Different message.