ELDERLY Thornaby residents escaped from their care home for a day trip to the Redcar beachfront.
Fourteen residents from Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, visited the seaside town.
The eight wheelchair users and six walkers enjoyed a stroll down the promenade before a feast of ice cream, fish and chips.
Staff and families along with relatives of past residents accompanied the group.
Christine Reason, home manager at Mandale House, said: “We are lucky to be so close to the seaside in Stockton-on-Tees.
“Many of our residents grew up in the area and have fond memories of trips to the beach for ice cream, fish and chips.
“We regularly take our residents on day trips. They are hugely beneficial for their physical and mental health. Our dementia residents, in particular, find these trips a treasured walk down memory lane.”