Devon holiday park

Penny meets her match at Devon holiday park's love-in

Penny Prickles

When three-year-old Amber Kibbey fell in love with a hedgehog at Devon's Riviera Bay Holiday Park earlier this year, her mum Claire knew that it was the real thing. So when they made a return visit to the park this autumn, the family had a big surprise in store for Amber – a matching mini-version of the pretty pink outfit worn by her heroine!  It was presented to the star-struck toddler just before she set off for the Brixham park's daily children's show where mascot Penny Prickles was due to be on stage.

And in front of a cheering crowd, Amber went under the spotlights to receive the admiration – and a big hug – from the hedgehog which had won her heart.