Everything you need to know about Children’s Week 1 at the Cromer Carnival

Cromer Carnival Day.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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

Children have been getting into the Cromer spirit as they get involved in a series of activities put on by organisers of the Children's Weeks.

From July 31, children have been crabbing, painting, and dancing their way towards the start of the Cromer Carnival proper.

Organiser of Children's Week 1, Ben Richards, said: 'It's great to have a week completely dedicated to the kids. It really gets them in the carnival spirit and you can feel the excitement as you walk around the tow.'

On August 1, children helped to decorate the Cromer Christmas Float, dedicated to former carnival organiser Tony West, as well as enjoying a spot of crab catching.

Mr Richards, 22, added: 'It's amazing that there are 21 free events all for children, I think it's really important to invest this time into the next generation.


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The Cromer Carnival will be running from August 12 until 18.

The rest of the Children's Week events this week are:

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Wednesday 2nd August

• 11am: Paint a Stone - Pier Forecourt

Paints provided. Find your canvas, grab the paint and see where you end up.

• 2.30pm: Tide Fight - East Beach

Build the biggest structure from sand to repel the tide, last one standing wins! No rocks allowed.

Thursday 3rd August

• 11am: Beach Sports - East Beach

• 2.30pm: Messiest Meal - East Beach

Baked beans, jelly, custard and more.

Friday 4th August

• 11am: Paper Boat, Raft and Plane Racing - North Lodge Park

Design them, make them, race them!

• 2pm to 4pm

Street Dance Competition - Pier Forecourt

For age groups 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13+

Full details and application forms available from the Entry Forms page of the Cromer Carnival website or Marlene's School of Dance, Exchange House, Louden Road, Cromer, NR27 9EF.

• 4pm: Family Disco - Pier Forecourt

Silly games and daft dancing, to round off Children's Week One.

The weekend will then get into full swing featuring a skateboarding competition at Cromer Skate Park and of course, the infamous Soapbox Derby kicking off on Sunday from 11am, with racing getting into full swing at 1pm.

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