Staff at a children's hospital brought fun to a ward by helping young patients build snowmen inside.

A bucket of snow was brought into patients at Nottingham Children's Hospital on trays, allowing them to sculpt snowmen from their hospital beds.

One child even built a snow dog. Play specialist Claire Hardy said:

We don’t have snow days very often and we didn’t want the children to miss out so we brought the outside inside."Some of them have been in for a couple of days and may be in for a little while so we wanted them to be able to enjoy the snow while it lasted. Yesterday the snow was fresh and fluffy so we went outside with a big bucket and gave trays to the children on E17 so they could build their own snowmen. >

Claire Hardy, Play specialist, Nottingham Children's Hospital