That’s entertainment with Andy Tyler: Friday, August 26th

Team GB squad group arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5.
Team GB squad group arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5.
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As I write this week, members of Team GB have just returned from Rio, and what an achievement they have made.

It reminds me to mention there are still activities being held for young people at St James Pool and Lynnsport in Lynn and Downham Leisure at Downham Market and last but not least at Oasis, in Hunstanton. The varied and exciting activities are available from £1 and details are available in the Alive Leisure Summer Holiday Activity Guide or online.

Talking of brochures and future events and entertainment, the booklet covering Heritage Open Day in King’s Lynn is now available and once again this year sees a full and fascinating day planned for us by Lynn Civic Society. The date to note on your calendar is Sunday, September 11, between 10am and 4pm, but for a copy of the brochure or to find out more visit Lynn’s TIC or call on 01553 763044.

Another brochure just out is for the Lynn Corn Exchange programme covering the autumn and winter period from September through to January. It is literally jam-packed with good things, from grand opera to pantomime (this year it’s sweet Cinderella’s turn for an outing), while Swan Lake and Verdi’s Aida are also being presented. There is much, much more, so pick up a copy now or scan that website!

I know a lot of readers are looking forward to Lynn’s Classic Car Day as part of Heritage Open Day (visit, but there are some other exciting events coming up over the next few weeks including Covent Garden Street Entertainment, a Heritage Market, Halloween Spooks in the Vancouver Quarter and not to be forgotten The Fawkes in the Walks celebrations in November – what a feast of future fun.

Seeing some youngsters clutching their Pirate maps in town this week reminds me to give a plug for the Fish and Ships promotion being held at Lynn’s Custom House until September 4, Monday to Saturday 10 am- 4pm and Sunday 12 noon-4pm. A modest £1 for adults and 50p for children will get you started and you may end up collecting the treasure! Again, call on 01553 763044 for details. There’s plenty of activities to enjoy.

The Tornado Trail also is running until September 30. This is a trail with a difference and maps can be obtained from the TIC or Lynn Museum.

Don’t forget all that’s going on at the Lynn Museum with Mummies, Dinosaurs and Pirates all involved so visit or phone on 01553 775001 for more details.

A reminder of the delights of Sandringham and Snettisham Park, which are well worth a visit, and the wealth of delightful music being performed at a bandstand near you on a Sunday afternoon (my local one is in The Walks) is very relaxing.

And moving on from The Walks to the West Norfolk Walking for Health programme, I see there is a new schedule out for the autumn and winter programme of free walks for us all – plus, of course, you can enjoy the fresh air and varied Norfolk landscape.

There are short walks for beginners with trained walk leaders, good company and a variety of safe and interesting routes as you progress. I suggest you visit and follow the links to healthy walking. As it says on the website: “Your legs were made for walking, a natural exercise that can keep you healthier, live longer – and put a smile on your face!”

Not forgetting, of course the Lynn Town Guides programme plus the Ramblers Association.