Great sports! Carnival atmosphere mounts in Cromer with return of Children’s Week

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

A carnival atmosphere is building in Cromer as the town looks forward to its biggest event of the year.

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

As a prelude to the Cromer Carnival, which runs from August 12 to 18, the organising committee has been staging its annual children's week.

And scores of youngsters, and their families, have been making their way to the seafront to take part in the festivities.

From beach sports to crabbing, a disco and sandcastle competition, the fortnight-long programme of free events has included something for everyone.

Ben Richards, who organised the first week of events, 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 town.'

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant


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One of the highlights of this year's Carnival will be the return of the Red Arrows on Carnival Day - Wednesday, August 16, at 11am.

However an extensive programme of events is planned throughout the week, which culminates with a fun run, illuminated procession and grand fireworks display on Thursday, August 17.

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The remaining Children's Week programme includes - Friday, August 4: 11am at North Lodge, Paper Boat, Raft and Plane Racing. Design them, make them, race them!

2pm to 4pm on pier forecourt, Street Dance Competition. For age groups 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13+

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

4pm on pier forecourt, Family Disco. Silly games and daft dancing, to round off Children's Week One.

Saturday, August 5: 12noon at skatepark, skateboard, BMX and scooter competitions.

Sunday, August 6: 1pm at Runton Road, Cromer Soapbox Derby. Scrutineering from 11.30am.

Monday, August 7: 11am on pier forecourt, Chalk on the Prom. Your chance to be a graffiti artist without getting into trouble!

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

2.30pm at East Beach, Sandcastle Competition, design and build a sandcastle fit for a King or Queen!

Tuesday, August 8: 11am at pier forecourt, Paint a Crab Shell. Paint your own Cromer Crab, shells and paints provided.

2.30pm on pier forecourt, Scavenger Hunt. Come and see what you can find!

Wednesday, August 9: 11am at pier forecourt, Flowerpot Men. Get crafty with flowerpots! Materials provided.

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

2.30pm at West Beach, Hunt the Kiddywitches. Bring a bucket and search the rock pools for small crabs. Unlimited sea water available!

Thursday, August 10: 11am at pier forecourt, Record Breakers. Sugar cube stacking, doughnut eating and many more. Take the challenge!

2.30pm at pier forecourt, Make a Carnival Mask. Materials provided.

Friday, August 11: 11am at pier forecourt, Make Party Horns and Hats. Materials provided.

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

12.30pm on the pier, Picnic on the Pier - The Pier Bring your own picnic and party away!

1.30pm on the pier, Punch and Judy.

2.30pm on the pier, North Norfolk Duck Race. The one and only famous duck race! Throw your duck from the pier and see how far it will go. Ducks will be available for sale on the Pier Forecourt, throughout the day's events.

3pm on pier forecourt, Family Disco with Captain Fantastic.

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

For a full list of events lot on to the Carnival website - www.cromercarnival.co.uk

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committ

Everyone looked like they were having a fab time down at the beach in Cromer as the Carnival committee continued its programme of events for Children's Week. Picture: Ally McGilvray - Credit: Archant

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