Half-term fun outside and in

A host of children’s activities will be on offer at Cromer, North Walsham and Stalham community sports centres over the forthcoming May half-term.

The sessions offer youngsters aged between four and 12 the chance to take part in football fun days, shooting, skating and street-dancing, as well as summer sports days and multi-sports events.

The events will take place between Tuesday, May 30, and Friday, June 2, at the North Norfolk District Council-managed centres.

As well as these activities, there are countryside events taking place in Holt Country Park and Sadler’s Wood, North Walsham. The fun on offer includes shelter-building, a look at amphibians, reptiles and lizards and the chance to build and launch a water rocket.

All-day activities are priced at £10 while shorter sessions are priced between £2 and £3.50. To make things easier for parents, there is the added option of arranging early drop-offs and late pick-ups for just £2 at some of the events.

Maggie Prior, cabinet member for leisure, health and wellbeing, said: “These sessions offer great fun for children while keeping them busy and healthy.”

To download a brochure with more details, visit

To book the sports-centre events, visit Booking is not required for the countryside events at Holt Country Park and Sadler’s Wood, but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For further details of these activities, email or call 07920 576634.

Time to find those wildlife heroes

The search is on for wildlife heroes working to make a difference for nature and people in local communities.

The Community Biodiversity Awards are organised annually by the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership (NBP), a well-established partnership working to co-ordinate and share initiatives to conserve biodiversity across Norfolk.

Last year the group made 15 awards for outstanding projects and individuals from across the county, including Wild About Colby which set up an inspiring nest box boost project to help owls in North Norfolk and the Friends of the Belfry School for their commitment to the creation of an inspiring wildlife resource at the school.


The awards are open to individuals, businesses, local groups and parish and town councils involved with action to improve the local environment for nature.

Nominations close on Friday, May 13. Winners and their guests will be entertained at a summer awards ceremony in July in Norwich.

The awards have been sponsored by Kelling Heath Holiday Park (Inspiring Others Award); The Landscape Partnership (Parish and Town Councils Award); and Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Know of someone or a group who you feel fits the bill? Want to enter yourself?  Download and entry form from

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