Almost 150 Halton brownies and rainbows celebrated the centenary of guiding with with a fun-filled event.

They enjoyed various activities including It’s A Knockout and craft activities at Moon Meadow in Widnes.

The Widnes big brownie birthday carnival received £900 funding towards the event from Halton Council’s Widnes local area forums.

The Mayor of Halton, Clr Shaun Osborne, who attended the event, said: “"It was great to celebrate such a positive movement and everyone seemed to be having great fun doing so."

Brownies had a go on mini fairground rides and side stall and took home handmade crafts such as flying carpets, toadstool cupcakes and bejewelled elephants.

Their skills were put to the test in the challenge zone where they tried traditional guiding activities of knots and orienteering.

The event was closed with singing and the Brownie Promise, all participants received a special badge.

In 1910, Robert Baden-Powell formed the girl guides with just a handful of girls and the help of his sister, Agnes.

Although their numbers were small, the girls passionately believed that they should have the same opportunities to develop their skills and abilities as boy scouts. The brownies soon followed.

Weekly events across Halton are not possible without the help of more than 30 leaders who voluntarily give their time each week.

If you are interesting in being a volunteer for girl guiding, visit