Sheringham Carnival hailed a “huge success” after hundreds turn out for finale

Bubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finalePhoto: KAREN BETHELL

Bubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finalePhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Carnival has been hailed 'outstanding' by organisers, after hundreds turned out to an evening finale featuring music, a barbecue and traditional games ranging from hook-a-duck to Play Your Cards Right.

Youngster try their luck at flipping ducks from a skateboard at Sheringham Carnival finale.Photo: KA

Youngster try their luck at flipping ducks from a skateboard at Sheringham Carnival finale.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Carnival chairman Stuart McClean praised committee members, who had 'pulled out all the stops' to organise a last-minute final day's programme after wildfire fears led to the traditional torchlight procession and firework display being cancelled.

'We didn't just want to go out with a whimper,' he said. 'So we tried to end with a bit of fun and, thanks to an exemplary committee, it was absolutely marvellous, the whole week has been a huge success.'

Tile painting at Sheringham Carnival's family finale.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Tile painting at Sheringham Carnival's family finale.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Part of the high street was closed off for Sunday's finale, which included stalls and dancing, as well as family games ranging from badge-making and tile-painting, to bowling, face painting and a chance to pose for a selfie with the carnival 'royal' family.

Mr McClean added: 'After being hit by poor weather for the crowning day, the highlight of the week for me has definitely been the sunshine.'

Youngsters having fun at a 'milk a cow' stall at Sheringham Carnival finale.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters having fun at a 'milk a cow' stall at Sheringham Carnival finale.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Bubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finalePhoto: KAREN BETHELL

Bubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finalePhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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Carnival committee member Christine Hendry on the Play Your Cards Right stall.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Carnival committee member Christine Hendry on the Play Your Cards Right stall.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant