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North Norfolk leisure centre to celebrate its 30th anniversary with free gym, swim and arts sessions

PUBLISHED: 09:58 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:01 09 May 2018

Diana, the Princess of Wales, unveils a plaque to open the Splash swimming pool in Sheringham on 11 May, 1988. Photo: Archant Library

Diana, the Princess of Wales, unveils a plaque to open the Splash swimming pool in Sheringham on 11 May, 1988. Photo: Archant Library

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Sheringham leisure centre Splash will be marking its 30th anniversary on Saturday, with a day of activities ranging from arts and crafts and a bouncy castle, to free swimming sessions.

Princess Diana visiting Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, Sheringham, in 1988. Picture: ArchantPrincess Diana visiting Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, Sheringham, in 1988. Picture: Archant

Organised by duty managers Abbie Buxton and Ash Allen, the event, which will also see staff run face painting and cupcake decorating stalls, will culminate in a pool party for youngsters and their families.

The centre drew huge crowds when it was opened by Princess Diana in May 1988, and many people have been sharing their memories on the Splash Facebook page.

Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, which celebrates its 30th anniversary on Saturday. Picture: ANTONY KELLYSplash Leisure and Fitness Centre, which celebrates its 30th anniversary on Saturday. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

“We have still got people coming to the gym who were here when we first opened,” Ms Buxton said. “We want people to come along and help us celebrate as a 30th birthday is quite a big one.”

Splash will be offering free fitness classes and swimming all day from 10am-4pm. The pool party will run from 4pm-5pm. Tickets, priced £1 are available from Splash reception, phone 01263 825675.

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