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Have fun in the Normanby sun this summer

Have fun in the Normanby sun this summer

11 July 2018

Normanby Hall Country Park has got an action packed programme of activities planned throughout the summer holidays to keep all the family entertained.

From 21 July to 4 September, the popular petting farm will return and will be located next to the Farming Museum.

Children will be able to see alpacas, goats, lambs, pigs, hens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, a calf, a mini donkey, and a mini pony.

Handling sessions will take place so you can get hands on with the animals. The session times will be available on the day (subject to weather and numbers).

This is a great addition to Normanby Hall in the summer, alongside the splashpad, land train and two brand new play areas – making it a very exciting place to visit during the school holidays!

As well as all of this, families can enjoy exciting events; with a different theme every fortnight including ‘Mischief Makers’, ‘Construction Curiosities’ and ‘Scintillating Science’.

As part of the Mischief Makers fortnight, 23 July to 5 August, children and families are invited to get creative and design their own tote bag or sock character on Monday 23 July. On 28 July and 2 August, there is the opportunity to join a mischievous poetry walk with cheeky rhymes.

Highlights of the Construction Curiosities fortnight, 6 to 19 August include bug hunting sessions in the Park on 9 August. On 16 July there is a chance to work with artist James Sutton to create your very own bird sculpture memento, inspired by feathery friends at the Park.

Activities in the Splendid Science fortnight, 20 August to 2 September include story time sessions with children’s book favourite ‘Tadpole’s Promise’, with sessions taking place on 24 and 29 August. On 23 August children can discover and collect mini beasts using scientific equipment.

The summer programme concludes with a bank holiday family festival from 25 to 27 August. This will feature a Superheroes and Princesses Day and showcase the fantastic home grown food and produce that Lincolnshire has to offer. Watch out for further information on this exciting event.

Details of all the events are listed on the Normanby Hall website.

Some activities will incur a small additional charge to cover costs and advance booking is essential via Eventbrite. Park admission fees apply for all events or display your membership.

Make the most of Normanby Hall and get a membership so you can visit as many times as you like. For details on the different memberships available.

Cllr Elaine Marper, cabinet member for Public Participation and Culture, said:

“Normanby Hall Country Park is definitely the place to be this summer with an exciting variety of events and activities for all the family.

“The hugely popular petting farm is returning again for the whole summer holidays and children will be able to get up close to their favourite animals. There is also the splashpad and the brand new play areas – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

“We will also have themed activities every fortnight and families will be able to get involved in a range of fun activities.

“With so much happening at Normanby Hall this summer, I’d recommend getting it all in your diary so you don’t miss a thing.”

Why not extend your visit and book to stay overnight on the caravan and campsite? The 15 pitch site has the option of an electric hook-up and access to toilet and shower facilities at the Normanby Hall Golf Club. The site is located in the paddock on a grass field next to the children’s play area.

All enquiries should be made by calling 01724 720588 or email Normanby.hall@northlincs.gov.uk.

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First Published:11 July 2018