Children enjoy free rides on special day at King’s Lynn Mart

Children's day at The Mart, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Children's day at The Mart, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Around 500 children from schools in the King's Lynn area, some with special needs, were given a treat when showmen at King's Lynn Mart let them try the rides for free.

The fifth special children's day at the Mart was organised by the Rotary Club of King's Lynn Trinity, courtesy of the Showmen's Guild.

Showman Lawrence 'Nipper' Appleton, who is also a member of Trinity Rotary, said: 'We think it is important to help children who may not have the same quality of life as other children have.'

Sarah Spooner, Year six teacher at Whitefriars Primary Academy in Lynn, said: 'We walked here and brought 55 children, aged 10 and 11. They absolutely love it. It gives them a great chance to experience a ride with their friends.'

One of the pupils, Harry Eales, 11, said: 'It's nice to be here with so many children. I'm really enjoying it.'

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