FAMILIES across Basingstoke enjoyed a rare snow day on Sunday - as the town woke up to a magical winter wonderland.

Sledding, snowball fights, snow angels and snowmen were all on the agenda.

We put out a call for snow day pictures - and our readers didn't disappoint.

We were inundated with submissions of joyous snow day activities. 

From little ones' first experience of snow, to kids at heart having just as much fun, we loved seeing how our readers captured such an uplifting day.

We've picked out some of the very best photographs to be included in an EIGHT PAGE picture special which will be appearing inside the Gazette THIS WEEK, out Thursday, January 28.

Make sure to pick up your copy!