VIDEO: Lots of fun for kids at Royal Norfolk Show

Youngsters will be spoilt for choice at the show today with an abundance of animals, activities and adventures available.

They can go to new levels of adventure on the Extreme Adventure stand, where there are high ropes on offer and a spider mountain where they have to untangle themselves from elastic straps before bombing down an inflatable slide. Also on the site is a spiderman magnetic climbing wall and an elasticated cargo web for youngsters to climb.

Younger children will be enchanted by the magical world of Bewilderwood. They can explore Swampy's Silly Sound Stomp, a sensory trail including a witch's house, a broken bridge with a mirror and bubble machine and mini disco. They can also have a go at crafts and make socks and pom poms.

The RAF simulator on the EDP and Evening News stand delivered a thrilling adrenaline blast as we were flown up in the air in an RAF plane. Swooping in and out of the clouds and flipping from side to side, the simulator was an exhilarating white knuckle ride.

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association's School Trails invites children to take on food and farming challenges and to work with their local communities.

East Harling Primary School won the Norfolk Primary schools competition with their tiered strawberries and cream cakes.

Lily Allott, eight, said: 'We made the flour on a trip to Denver Windmill and we made the butter. We visited farms and our task was to design the best cake in the world.'

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The Camouflaged Learning stand gives children the chance to make a rocket car powered by air while learning about green energy. They make a car from paper and straws and catapult it up a ramp and over a display car. If their car flies over the Mazda MX5 show car, children win prizes for them and their school.

Also on the stand is the World's Largest Buzz Off where they have to beat their opponent on a magentic buzzing machine to the middle of the wire course.

Leicester Tigers have brought their roadshow lorry, the Maul, where they are running a speed passing challenge and a spot the ball competition.

For even more adventure, people can have a go at firing paintballs in a target range on the Combat Paintball stand.

At the Scouts and Guide stand, children can try their hand at the mini long ropes course which includes a wobbly beam, rope bridge and a crawl-through barrel.

Mike Clemo, development officer for Norfolk Scouts, said: 'Everything here was built using traditional scout skills and methods. The course gives children confidence and builds their sense of adventure.'

The YMCA stand shows that there is more to the business than the song as everyone was given the chance to dress up as a character complete with props such as a tool belt and moustache and dance to the song. The stand aims to raise awareness of the work of the YMCA.

There was a chance for children to get close to nature with pond dipping provided by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Children dipped their trays in the water and discovered a variety of creatures including newts. Issy Carr, 12, from Norwich said: 'It is good fun. My friend has done this before and I wanted to have a go. We have found lots of newts and seen dragonflies but I want to find snails.'

Rare animals including an alpaca, zebu, pygmy goats and ryeland sheep from Melsop Rare Breeds Farm Park, make an appearance, along with seven-week-old baby rabbits for youngsters to pet.

Children had the chance to have their photograph taken with one of the Team Lotus John Player Special racing cars.

Football and rugby fans played on the inflatable pitches on the Community Sports Foundation and Leicester Tigers stand.

Make sure you visit the EDP and Evening News stand today where singing sensation Ronan Parke will be signing autographs from 3pm.

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