TWO friendly dinosaurs enjoyed a socially distanced stroll around Stonehouse today, and cheered up residents into the bargain.

The T-rex's route took them past the Globe and the Wool Pack, Daniels TV shop, Broomhall's the butchers, the Bay Tree Cafe and Hurn's Hardware.

Inside the dinosaur costumes were Andy Bassett and Tony Field of Ebley.

They say they decided to go out for their daily socially distanced walks in dinosaur outfits, to cheer people up.

"The idea was to cheer up children who are stuck indoors. But it seems grown ups are loving seeing them too," said Tracy, wife of Andy Bassett, the brown dinosaur.