10 things for families to enjoy for free this summer

Cromer Carnival Day.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer Carnival Day. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Community parks, attractions, coastal resorts and churches across Norfolk are hosting a variety of summer holiday activities for families and children. Here is a selection of 10 free activities taking place across the county.

Norwich City concert band playing at Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich. Photo: Andy Darnell

Norwich City concert band playing at Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich. Photo: Andy Darnell - Credit: Archant � 2009

1. Children and adults can enjoy a teddy bear's picnic at Whitlingham Park on August 16 from 11am-2pm. The event also includes crafts, activities and a teddy bear trail.

2. Children of all ages will be able to enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy puppet show at Hunstanton Heritage Gardens on August 8, 15, 27 and 29, from 1-3.30pm.

Fairy tales are the theme of Castle Mall's Kastle Kids club in Norwich this summer, starting with Ha

Fairy tales are the theme of Castle Mall's Kastle Kids club in Norwich this summer, starting with Hansel and Gretel. Pictured are Lucas and Miley Beddows with their puppets. Photo: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography


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3. BWell staff will be organising a selection of games, arts and crafts and a match of rounders on Gorleston Beach near Jay Jays cafe on August 11 from 11am-3pm.

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4. Families can enjoy traditional carnival fun currently running in Sheringham until August 6, and Wells until August 5. The Cromer Carnival runs from August 12-18.

5. Parents and children can have fun at the Hemsby Lifeboat Day, as well as learn about its important role, at the lifeboat station on Beach Road, on August 13, from 10am.

6. Nature lovers can learn about trees as well as admire outdoor sculptures within the 70-acre Catton Park. To download a trail map visit www.cattonpark.com

7. Boat enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the Cley Harbour Day at Cley Windmill on August 20, from 3pm. Events include a best dressed pirate competition for under 12s.

8. Youngsters will be able to get creative at the Crafty Little Angels event at St Nicholas' Chapel, King's Lynn. Events take place on August 8 and 10, from 11am-1pm.

9. Bandstand concerts will be happening in Eaton Park, Waterloo Park and Chapelfield Gardens on August 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 3-5pm.

10. Children and parents can join characters from classic books at the Castle Mall for its Kastle Kids Club - running until September 3. Visit www.castlemallnorwich.co.uk

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