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Mr Mawkin T-Shirt

If you missed the opportunity to purchase a Mr Mawkin T-shirt for your children at the Norfolk Spring Fling you can now buy online.

Farming and countryside activities

Here’s quick run down of some of the more traditional types of activities that were on offer at the 2017 Spring Fling. These will soon be updated with the activities for 2018. National Farmers Union (NFU) The NFU’s ‘Let’s talk about farming’ roadshow will include fun facts on food and farming and lots of hands-on activities, including… Read more »

Science activities

These were on offer at the Spring Fling 2017.  2018 programme will be published shortly. Farming, agriculture and science go hand in hand so this year we’ve got stacks of interactive science activities at this year’s Spring Fling.  From learning how to generate your own electricity to learning how to build your own rainbow now’s the… Read more »

Top 5 things you must do!

Look out for these at the 2018 Spring Fling… Cuddle a (goat) kid! We’re not kidding! Make sure you come and see the Norwich and District Goat Club at this year’ Spring Fling. As well as being about to hold/cuddle a kid you can also have a ride in a goat cart and learn how… Read more »

Top 5 (unusual) things to try at Spring Fling!

at the 2017 Spring Fling… Sausage making   There’s nothing better than a British banger.  A staple of our diet for hundreds of years, there’s no better time to roll up those sleeves and have a go at making your very own sausage! With our help you’ll learn how a sausage is made, how to make… Read more »

Tickets now on sale for Spring Fling 2017

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Spring Fling tickets are now on sale. Tickets are £9.50 each, for both adults and children aged 4+. The price includes a hog roast or vegetarian lunch with a drink. Free entry for children aged two and under, but food & drink NOT included. If you haven’t been… Read more »

Mr Mawkin’s Farm

Mr Mawkin, the friendly scarecrow, will be at the Norfolk Spring Fling with his farm full of animals. Feel free to drop by and visit his sheep, pigs, donkeys and goats, as well as his rare breed turkeys and poultry.   There is a chance to get close and learn about the many diverse breeds… Read more »

Norton’s Dairy

The Norton family have farmed at Church Farm, Frettenham, since 1946. Our herd is small (just 70 cows, compared to a national average of nearer 100), meaning we have the time to care for each cow individually. Each has a name, not just a number, and most are distant descendants of the handful of cows… Read more »

Live lobsters!

Come and see the Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority aquarium tank filled with different kinds of shellfish, including lobsters!

Bees make honey!

A fascinating look into the world of the honey bee and to find out where that honey in the jar comes from.