WHAT was bad news for some, turned out to be fun in the snow for others after last week’s heavy snowfalls across East Hampshire.

Many children and their parents enjoyed the heavy snowfall delivered by the ‘Beast from the East’ and went sledging on Liphook’s Millennium Green, the Recreation Ground as well as at Griggs Green.

Others just built snowmen or enjoyed snowball fights.

Instead of driving across the snow-covered roads in the village, families took to walking, enjoying the crisp and cold air, despite sub-zero temperatures.

Trevor Beauchamp, who owns Liphook Cycles in The Square, sold out of sledges on Thursday morning. He told The Herald: “I could have sold many more. The irony is I had a delivery scheduled for Friday morning, which did not arrive as it got stuck in Southampton – because of the snow.”

And although the postal service came to a grinding halt, paper boys and girls from Gables newsagent battled their way through the snow to deliver papers and magazines to customers.

John and Diana Allen took their children, four-year-old Rose and one-year-old Alexander for a walk to do their shopping in the wintery village.

For Alexander it was his first time in the snow and he was equally puzzled and excited.

Nine-year-old twins Grace and Charlotte helped mum Toni Powell pull a heavy bag of shopping back on their sledge, while a group of kids made good use of the slope behind the Millennium Centre, racing each other down from the top.

Keira, 11, and Olivia, 4, moved to Liphook with their parents just a year ago and experienced their first snow fun, while four-year-old Finlay Taylor and mum Emma attempted to build small animals out of the powdery snow.