Joe Swash enjoyed a trip to Thorpe Park on Wednesday (06.10.21), two days after the birth of his daughter.

Joe Swash

Joe Swash

The former 'EastEnders' actor ensured fiancee Stacey Solomon could enjoy some peace and quiet to bond with their little girl by taking her older sons Zachary, 13, and Leighton, nine, to the launch of the resort's annual Fright Nights experience, along with a cousin and another young friend.

Joe - who also has Harry, 13, with former partner Emma Sophocleous and two-year-old Rex with Stacey - and the boys were among the first to experience this year's 20th anniversary celebrations and got up close and personal with some of the gruesome stars of this year's scare zones as they walked the red carpet.

Other stars who got to experience the spine-chilling Fright Night fun - including new live action maze 'Trailers' and fire and light display 'Legacy' - and ride the resort's rollercoasters in the dark included Binky Felstead and former 'Love Island' stars Kem Cetinay, Liberty Poole, Jake Cornish, Tyler Cruickshank and Kaz Kamwi.

Stacey announced the birth of her and Joe's daughter earlier this week.

She wrote on Instagram: "She’s Here. Born at Pickle Cottage on mummy’s birthday. Our little girl… Happy birthday my darling daughter… We all love you more than you could ever imagine. Your brothers, your daddy and I are so in love. Thank you for the most incredible 9 months. Now we cannot wait for the rest of our lives with you…"

And Joe joked the future was looking expensive after his daughter was born on his fiancee's birthday.

Commenting on the post, Joe quipped: "My darling girls. I love you more than you’ll ever know.

"October 4th is going to be an expensive day for daddy xxxx".

Thorpe Park Fright Nights run on 8, 9, and 10 October, and then every day from 15-31 October.

Visit for more information and to book tickets.