Go with the flow at Oxburgh Hall events
Looking for something inspiring and interesting to do during the summer holidays?
Then come and discover all about the River Wissey at an exciting Environment Agency event next month called ‘Going With The Flow’.
There will be plenty to get involved with, including getting up close to fish and other beasties that are found in rivers, taking part in river walks, pond dipping activities, water quality testing demonstrations, and seeing how river flow boats work.
Experts from the Environment Agency, as well as many partners including Anglian Water, The Brecks Partnership, Norfolk Rivers’ Trust, Natural England, and RSPB, will be on hand to answer any questions.
The inaugural event, on Tuesday, August 7, is being held in the grounds of the National Trust’s (NT) Oxburgh Hall, near Swaffham, so there will also be the chance to explore the beautiful gardens surrounding the property.
The Environment Agency’s Wissey priority catchment officer, Helen Blower, who has organised the day, said: “There will be plenty of things to see and do for all ages at this event, which is the first of its kind.
“We are grateful for all the support from our partners, and we look forward to sharing the wonderful watery world of the Wissey catchment with the wider public.”
It will last from 10.30am to 4pm, and costs £6.10 for adults, £3.05 for children (under 18), £15.25 for a family. Under 5s and NT members have free entry. For more information about the event, call Helen on 020 302 55223.
There is plenty more on at Oxburgh and other venues overthe summer.
Wild in the Woods Wednesdays
Wednesdays: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 11am–2pm.
Join the outdoors team in Home Covert Woodland and take part in a range of woodland activities. Each day will be something different, from whittling sticks to building fires and dens.
Tuesdays: August 7, 14, 21 and 28; September 4, 10.30am–3.30pm.
Be transported back to 15th century England, when Oxburgh was built, by dressing up as the Lord or Lady of the manor.
Even become a Yeoman with shield and sword or a daughter of the house with long skirts. Suitable for kids, both big and small!
This event is free to attend within normal admission charges, please visit the website for more information.
War of the Roses
Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 11am–4pm.
What was life like as a medieval soldier in the 15th century? What did they use? How did they eat? What did they look like?
Find out how members of the family would have lived as soldiers during the War of the Roses as Oxburgh Hall becomes a soldier’s encampment for the weekend.
Real cannon are fired each day (cannon ball not included!). This event is free to attend within normal admission charges.
August 8, 15, 22, 29.
Join a day of coastal family fun. Fly a kite (or bring your own), try stone skimming, track a wild animal, build an epic sandcastle.
Please meet at Brancaster Beach (PE31 8AX), look out for flags and staff.