Long Stratton scouts help to plant 420 trees at Norfolk Tank Museum

Long Stratton beavers, cubs and scouts help to plant hundreds of trees at the Norfolk Tank Musuem.

Long Stratton beavers, cubs and scouts help to plant hundreds of trees at the Norfolk Tank Musuem. - Credit: Archant

Heavy rain proved no deterrent for Long Stratton beavers, cubs and scouts who took part in a tree planting day at the Norfolk Tank Museum.

Scouts visited Norfolk Tank Museum to plant 420 trees donated by the Woodland Trust.

Scouts visited Norfolk Tank Museum to plant 420 trees donated by the Woodland Trust. - Credit: Archant

The museum, based at Forncett St Peter, was able to undertake the project thanks to a grant from the Woodland Trust.

Aided by their families and friends, more than 60 beavers, cubs and scouts managed to plant 420 trees.

Stephen Machaye, founder and curator of the museum, said: 'We've got an off-road course as part of the museum and we have planted blocks of trees around it.

'This is really special for us, it's going to be fantastic when the trees are bigger.

'The day itself was absolutely brilliant, the children were very enthusiastic.'

After planting rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, grey willow and field maple, participants enjoyed a barbecue inside the Museum's new Nissen hut followed by a thrilling ride around the museum's off road track in an armoured battle vehicle.

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The independent museum houses a collection of Cold War armoured vehicles, weaponry and tanks, many in working order.

It includes operational main battle tanks and, weather permitting, visitors can enjoy a ride over the off-road course in the Hagglunds BV206 All Terrain Vehicle.

The museum is currently closed for winter and will reopen at Easter.

For more information visit www.norfolktankmuseum.co.uk

Are you helping a local attraction by volunteering your time? Email kate.royall@archant.co.uk