Car­ni­val ca­pers

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Cromer and Sher­ing­ham’s sum­mer fun


When is car­ni­val week?

July 29 to Au­gust 6.

What do I need to know?

On pa­rade day, Sher­ing­ham draws in visi­tors from miles around so park­ing can be tricky and there will also be ma­jor road clo­sures. Take ad­van­tage of the park and ride op­er­at­ing from Cook­ies Field op­po­site Bri­tons Lane on the A149 at Bee­ston.

When is the pro­ces­sion?

Pa­rade Day is on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2. It starts at 6.30pm at the Sta­tion Road car park, loop­ing around the town. As usual it will be a lively, colour­ful af­fair cel­e­brat­ing all that is great about the town, past, present and fu­ture, so make sure you get there early.

What are the three must-do events dur­ing car­ni­val week?

If you love mo­tor­cy­cles, head to Sher­ing­ham’s High Street for the an­nual gath­er­ing of hun­dreds of Har­ley David­sons on July 29, be­tween 12 noon and 3pm.

Sign up for the Three Peaks (Nor­folk) chal­lenge on Au­gust 12 and tackle the fivemile route tak­ing in the chal­lenges of three of the high­est peaks the county: Bee­ston Hill, In­cle­bor­ough Hill and Stone Hill. Dogs are wel­come; bring a pic­nic and soak up the views. £1 per adult, chil­dren free.

On Au­gust 6, the mag­i­cal torch­light pro­ces­sion leaves the town clock at 9pm fol­lowed by the grand fi­nale fire­work dis­play on the Leas at 9.45pm.

What about for chil­dren?

There is a day of chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and games on the Leas on July 30 – and the spec­tac­u­lar Yak52 aerial dis­play team will also be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance at 1.30pm. On Au­gust 1, join in the fun with the fa­mous Sher­ing­ham Car­ni­val street races, with com­peti­tors, young and old un­der starters or­ders at 6pm on the High Street. On Au­gust 4, there are two great events – start­ing with the duck race at 10am. Then chil­dren can dress up as a creepy crawly and board ‘The Bugs and Beast­ies Flyer’ on the North Nor­folk Rail­way. There will be a bug ex­pe­ri­ence, a sto­ry­teller and fancy dress prizes on the train. Tick­ets must be booked, £7.50.

Buy the of­fi­cial car­ni­val pro­gramme avail­able from many out­lets in Sher­ing­ham for £1 or visit www.sher­ing­ham­car­ni­

Above clock­wise: Sher­ing­ham Car­ni­val fin­ished with a torch­lit pro­ces­sion through the town fol­lowed by a fire­works dis­play; Young­sters watch­ing Sher­ing­ham car­ni­val duck race; Out­go­ing Town Crier Tony Nel­son was rid­ing high as he led the Sher­ing­ham...

Be­low: One of the sea crea­tures strung along the prom rail­ings at Sher­ing­ham car­ni­val beach party OP­PO­SITE Top left: Fancy dress pa­rade; Squibb Freestyle stunt show; Ac­tion from Cromer Car­ni­val soap­box derby Left: Cromer Car­ni­val pa­rade

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