King’s Lynn gaol break planned

exploring the map of the Hanseatic League at Stories of Lynn ANL-160308-152513001

exploring the map of the Hanseatic League at Stories of Lynn ANL-160308-152513001

Stories of Lynn in Saturday Market Place is holding two fun activity days for children over the summer holidays.

Pirates is on Wednesday, 10am to 4pm, and is an exciting day of activities aimed at all junior swashbucklers.

Young visitors can meet a pirate hunter, and learn all about the past pirates of Lynn.

They’ll make their very own pirate hat and eye-patch to take home. They’ll also hunt for pirate booty along a treasure trail.

The Gaol Break is on Wednesday, August 24, 10am to 4pm. Kids can explore the real Old Gaol House at Stories of Lynn. They’ll meet scallywags in the cells and their bossy gaolers, and hear tales about crime and punishment in the past. They’ll discover a prisoner’s artwork on the stone walls, and make some artwork of their own. Then they’ll complete all the clues on the dungeon trail to break out of gaol, just as prisoner John Cooper did in 1901!

Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids or grandkids entertained over the summer holidays, the Pirates and Gaol Break activity days are perfect.

“They’re fun, interactive and educational, and there are prizes to be won! So bring them along, and let their imaginations run wild”.

All activities are free with admission to Stories of Lynn.

Stories of Lynn is open seven days a week from 10am to 4:30pm, with last admission at 4pm. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3.50 for children and concessions, and a family ticket costs £13.50.