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Thousands turn out to family fun day as Cromer counts down to 50th anniversary parade

PUBLISHED: 12:31 21 August 2019 | UPDATED: 19:34 21 August 2019

Youngsters taking part in a drumming workshop at Cromer Carnival family fun day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters taking part in a drumming workshop at Cromer Carnival family fun day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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An action-packed programme featuring attractions ranging from stunt bikes and martial arts, to dancing and drumming was on offer at Cromer Carnival's family fun day, which took place at Runton Road on Tuesday.

Crowds flock to the carnival field for Tuesday's family fun day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCrowds flock to the carnival field for Tuesday's family fun day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Crowds in their thousands turned out to watch BMX riders launch themselves into the air from a ramp stretching from the roof of a van to a 'high jump' platform, with other arena attractions ranging from a display by horseback performers the Galloping Acrobats, to a synchronised performance to music by 17 members of the Southern Golden Retriever display team and their canine companions.

Youngsters also had a chance to take part in craft, sports and music activities, see performances by local dance schools, and meet children's TV characters including Mr Tumble and the Paw Patrol crew.

The Southern Golden Retriever display tea performing at Cromer Carnival's family fun day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe Southern Golden Retriever display tea performing at Cromer Carnival's family fun day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Carnival chairman Tony Shipp and his team are now looking forward to this evening's 50th anniversary procession, which will assemble at the carnival field at Runton Road at 5.15pm, before setting off at 7pm on a circular route around the town via Prince of Wales Road, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Mount Street, Louden Road, West Street and Beach Road.

Events running on the carnival field until 4.15pm today (Wednesday) include static displays and arena attractions.

The Southern Golden Retriever display tea performing at Cromer Carnival's family fun day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe Southern Golden Retriever display tea performing at Cromer Carnival's family fun day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

For more information, visit www.cromercarnival.co.uk

Crowds flock to the carnival field for Tuesday's family fun day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCrowds flock to the carnival field for Tuesday's family fun day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The BMX show at Cromer Carnival's family fun day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe BMX show at Cromer Carnival's family fun day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The Southern Golden Retriever display tea performing at Cromer Carnival's family fun day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe Southern Golden Retriever display tea performing at Cromer Carnival's family fun day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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