Peterborough children and carers have a Happy Day at the zoo, courtesy of Stagecoach scheme.

A group of 37 children and 20 carers were able to enjoy the trip to Hamerton Zoo after bus drivers gave up their time to facilitate the event organised by the Happy Days children's charity.

Happy Days works with local communities across the UK to provide vital respite breaks for individuals, families and groups who support children with a wide range of additional needs.

Hayden Mustafa, operations manager of Stagecoach in Peterborough, drove the bus, along with ‘co-pilot’ assistant operations Manager Jay Soer.

Hayden said: “It was a wonderful day, full of laughter and fun. We are so proud to have had the opportunity to work with Happy Days to make this a reality.

“Like any bus journey, there is a lot of planning and work that needs to happen behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly and our passengers get the kind of service they should expect, but when you see such happiness and so many smiles, it makes everything very worthwhile.”