WATCH: Children unite for snow day fun '“ and so do pets

YOUNGSTERS have united for fun in the snow amid swathes of regional school closures.

Friday, 2nd March 2018, 4:21 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd March 2018, 5:29 pm
Isabelle and Jude Hobbs enjoying some sledging

Children across The News’ patch are donning their snow gear and heading outside to enjoy the wintry conditions.

All smiles, Isabelle Hobbs, nine, and her six-year-old brother, Jude, were both out in Cosham Park this morning.

Isabelle said: ‘We love the snow and wanted to be out early this morning to make the most of it.’

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Isabelle and Jude Hobbs enjoying some sledging

But it isn’t just young people having fun out in the cold, with pets and zoo animals springing to action too.

Jenny Booker was in Cosham this morning walking her dog, Trixie.

She said: ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. I love the snow and so does Trixie.’

Our feline friends have also been getting in on the action.

Snow along Portsmouth Road, Cosham. Credit: Thomas Warburton-Smith

Flutes the cat has been exploring the transformation of the back garden.

Flutes’ owner Sarah Nickalls, 21 from Portsmouth, said: ‘It’s the first time I’ve seen snow falling, there’s so much of it.

‘It looks so beautiful.’

Despite the memories being made by families across the county, many have faced disruption because of the weather.

Isabelle and Jude Hobbs enjoying some sledging

One supermarket in Havant has faced critically low food stocks, with residents panic-buying.

Cosham, however, got off lightly.

Daniel Apalit, who works in Oxygen Newsagents, said: ‘Even though the weather has been bad we haven’t been affected so we kept good stock of essentials.’

Snow along Portsmouth Road, Cosham. Credit: Thomas Warburton-Smith