In pictures: Families bask in sunshine of the year’s hottest day - at a distance

Francis Dodman and her daughter, Lola Laurie, 21-month-old find shells on the beach at Waxham as the

Francis Dodman and her daughter, Lola Laurie, 21-month-old find shells on the beach at Waxham as they enjoy the hot weather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

As temperatures soared to create the hottest day of the year, people in Norfolk have been making the most of the easing of lockdown measures to bask in the sunshine.

Friends Alfie Atoe, 11, and Anya Herod, 10, enjoying the beach at Waxham in the hot weather. Picture

Friends Alfie Atoe, 11, and Anya Herod, 10, enjoying the beach at Waxham in the hot weather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

With families now allowed to travel greater distances and sunbathe, some chose to take to the coast and take in some social distanced rays.

Others elected to take to their local parks, particularly those further away from the coast, with Norwich’s Earlham Park particularly busy.

Temperatures reached the mid to high 20s on the glorious Wednesday afternoon, however, with social distancing still in effect people generally kept safely away from one another.

People also made use of open spaces on the edge of the city, such as Whitlingham Country Park, where Mitch the Dog took a cooling dip.

Tilly Field, seven, and her brother Ziggy, four, cooling off in the hot weather at Whitlingham Count

Tilly Field, seven, and her brother Ziggy, four, cooling off in the hot weather at Whitlingham Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020


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However, other parts of the county remained eerily quiet, with seaside towns such as Great Yarmouth not seeing nearly as many visitors at would ordinarily have on such a warm day.

Tilly Field, seven, and her brother Ziggy, four, cooling off in the hot weather at Whitlingham Count

Tilly Field, seven, and her brother Ziggy, four, cooling off in the hot weather at Whitlingham Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

People enjoying the beach at Waxham in the hot weather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

People enjoying the beach at Waxham in the hot weather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Fletcher Herod, seven, leaps about as he enjoys the beach at Waxham with his brother Charlie, four,

Fletcher Herod, seven, leaps about as he enjoys the beach at Waxham with his brother Charlie, four, in the hot weather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Fletcher Herod, seven, leaps about as he enjoys the beach at Waxham in the hot weather. Picture: DEN

Fletcher Herod, seven, leaps about as he enjoys the beach at Waxham in the hot weather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Fletcher Herod, seven, leaps about as he enjoys the beach at Waxham with his brother Charlie, four,

Fletcher Herod, seven, leaps about as he enjoys the beach at Waxham with his brother Charlie, four, in the hot weather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Tilly Field, seven, and her brother Ziggy, four, cooling off in the hot weather at Whitlingham Count

Tilly Field, seven, and her brother Ziggy, four, cooling off in the hot weather at Whitlingham Country Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

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