Norton Hill Railway steams back for good causes

All aboard the Norton Hill Light Railway
All aboard the Norton Hill Light Railway
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Family fun is guaranteed this weekend – and two more in August – when the Norton Hill Light Railway steams into action at Snettisham.

Once again you can take a ride on a perfect little steam engine over viaducts and through tunnels, and still have plenty to do afterwards with games, stalls and food available to enjoy al-fresco.

Norton Hill Light Railway can be found at Hall Farm in Old Church Road, with adult admission tickets at just £1 and there is no charge for children.

The one-kilometre train ride is only £1.50, so even the tightest budget can’t hold you back from having a great time.

Every year the owners of the railway, Mr and Mrs Schumann open their grounds to charities to raise money over a total of three weekends.

The first of these is for the Rotary Club of Hunstanton & District, who then use the proceeds to support local groups, clubs and organisations.

In August, the King’s Lynn Round Table have their weekend on August 13-14 and King’s Lynn Lions have August 27-28.

Besides the amazing little trains puffing steam into the air as they rocket along the track, the stall holders offer everything from tom bolas to pony rides. There is plenty of food available too, but you can take a picnic if you prefer.

Maggie Ponder, organiser of the event for Hunstanton Rotary Club, said: “The event is always so much fun. You see grown adults smiling as broadly as the children during their train rides and with so many stalls, too, the time flies by whichever day you decide to come and join us.

“I know that every charity who benefits from Mr and Mrs Schumann’s generosity in opening the Railway for the weekend events, is able to help and support more people because of the money it brings in.”

Tickets are available ‘on the gate’ and the Norton Hill Light Railway event is from 1-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.