Thousands of people enjoy South Norfolk on Show day at Long Stratton

South Norfolk Show. Bollywood Sparkle entertaining the crowd.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

South Norfolk Show. Bollywood Sparkle entertaining the crowd.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Families have enjoyed a chance to take part in a wide range of fun activities and learn about the work of their district council and local organisations and good causes at a record-breaking event.

The annual South Norfolk on Show event was held at the headquarters of South Norfolk Council in Long Stratton on Sunday.

Organisers say 6,500 people attended - a record for the annual event.

Families enjoyed live performances and displays by a children's ukulele band, Zumba with Rachel Evans and her team, Bollywood Sparkle, music from MODE, a Move Me dance class, Kuk Sool Wun martial arts school, and the Norfolk and Suffolk Rock Choir.

There was a percussion performance by children from Long Stratton's St Marys Primary School and residents from Mayfields Care Home

Children could get up close to horses from Redwing Horse Sanctuary, test their football and rugby skills, go on a giant inflatable slide and enjoy a wide array of other fun activities.

Council staff manned stalls to show how the authority recycles waste, monitors food hygiene, supports independent living and protects the environment. Charities and organisations also set up stalls

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Clayton Hudson, the council's cabinet member for stronger communities and leisure, said: 'What a fantastic day.

'This was without doubt the busiest South Norfolk on Show yet.

'It's wonderful to see so many people having such a great time while at the same time finding out just how much the council does.

'Everywhere you looked there were crowds of people, enjoying themselves, it was standing room only at the main stage, where we were entertained by really talented local people.

'Attracting such a large crowd is brilliant for all the local businesses, charities and entertainers who take part. South Norfolk has so much to offer and the show is a fantastic opportunity to showcase everything that makes it such a great place to live, work and visit. A great day matched by some amazing weather.'

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