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King's Lynn Town Guides Family Trail (1948104)
King's Lynn Town Guides Family Trail (1948104)

King’s Lynn Town Guides have introduced a range of brand new, family-friendly worksheets to encourage younger people’s interest in history.

The worksheets have been developed to be used on the Historic Town Walk, starting at Saturday Market Place and finishing at Tuesday Market Place, and are suitable for children of all ages to complete when attending a walk with an adult.

Announcing the launch of the new worksheets at the commencement of the new season, town guides’ chairman, Bob Price said: “Each worksheet comprises a series of photographs of buildings and features taken along the route.

“There are three different worksheets that are progressively more difficult, so that there is something for children of all ages.”

The three worksheets are: Funny Faces – a simple tick-list of things to look out for on the walk; Famous Folk – answer a question on each feature; Find the Feature and Name the Building – obscure or close-up pictures to identify.

Bob said: “The idea is to encourage more families to join our walks.

“With local history being part of the National Curriculum, this also represents an opportunity for parents to support their children’s awareness of King’s Lynn and an opportunity for schools to work with the Guides.”

Details of the walks and a copy of the worksheets have been sent to all schools in the area to raise awareness and to encourage teachers and parents to join a walk.

The worksheets are available free of charge from the Tourist Information Centre at the Custom House when booking an adult and a child walk.

All walks last between 1½ to two hours at a strolling pace and the charge is £5 for adults and £1 for accompanied children.

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