Legends come to King’s Lynn for fairytale day

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn Cinderella , Prince Charming meeting people in the town centre. ANL-150823-205712009
Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn Cinderella , Prince Charming meeting people in the town centre. ANL-150823-205712009
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Rapunzel let down her hair from the Clifton Tower, a giant beanstalk sprouted in the Tuesday Market Place and archers took aim at the Corn Exchange on Sunday.

They were just some of the attractions as the centre of Lynn was transformed into a world of fairytales and legends for a day of family activities.

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn attempt to Tame  the Dragon performs in town Centre ANL-150823-205606009

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn attempt to Tame the Dragon performs in town Centre ANL-150823-205606009

Even Prince Charming and the Snow Queen, Elsa, put in an appearance and met the crowds around the town centre, while a battle raged to tame a dragon in the Vancouver Quarter shopping centre.

The day was staged as part of a major programme of public events throughout the year, designed to attract more visitors into the heart of the town.

Vancouver Quarter manager Abbie Panks, the event’s co-ordinator, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with how families embraced the event.

“It was fantastic to see so many families travelling across the town and enjoying the event. The sunshine throughout the day was also a real bonus.

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn Little Bertie Hall is show the art of Archery. ANL-150823-205502009

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn Little Bertie Hall is show the art of Archery. ANL-150823-205502009

“We’ve had some incredible feedback from parents and I’m delighted that it has been such a big hit with children of all ages - and their parents.

“From Epico the Dragon to the princes and princesses who roamed the town and the crown making workshop in the Tourist Information Centre to the storytelling tents, there were so many different highlights for families, which is always an excellent indication of a good event.”

Activities were held in a variety of venues around the town centre, including the Corn Exchange, which was transformed into Sherwood Forest to recreate the legend of Robin Hood, and the Arts Centre, where a host of artistic activities took place.

However, a scheduled performance of Thumbelina at the centre by the Norwich Puppet Theatre had to be replaced on the day of the event by the Pied Piper of Hamelin due to illness.

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn  Snow Queen Elsa meeting people in the town centre. ANL-150823-205701009

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn Snow Queen Elsa meeting people in the town centre. ANL-150823-205701009

But Miss Panks said the event had also helped venues around the town centre to join together.

She said: “The feedback we’ve had from parents about getting the chance to see parts of King’s Lynn they wouldn’t normally visit, and comments from the venues themselves about welcoming so many first-time visitors, shows this has helped highlight, once again, the many wonderful buildings we have here.”

Miss Panks thanked Simon Thurley for allowing Rapunzel to go into the tower and all the other venues who took part.

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn The Ruhbarb Theartre company performing on the  Tuesday Market Place. ANL-150823-205754009

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn The Ruhbarb Theartre company performing on the Tuesday Market Place. ANL-150823-205754009

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn Climbing activities on the  Tuesday Market Place. ANL-150823-205722009

Fairytales and Legends Day King's Lynn Climbing activities on the Tuesday Market Place. ANL-150823-205722009