Norfolk Spring Fling

Thursday 11th April 2019

9.30am-4.30pm

Norfolk Showground

  • Great day out for all the family this Easter
  • Just £9.50 entry
  • Entry includes all activities, including tractor rides, science activities, lamb feeding and more…
  • Under 2s are free
  • This year’s Spring Fling will be the largest yet with 7 zones and 70 experiences to engage, educate and excite!
  • Plus a host of food options including a farmers market and new picnic areas so you can bring your own food.

 

What to see in 2019

This year we will have seven different zones for you to explore – Machinery, Mr Mawkin’s Farm, Emergency Services, Countryside, Horticultural, Arena and Heavy Horses.  Below is a little more detail what you can expect from each, plus a few other highlights to get you excited!

Mr Mawkin’s Farm

Come and meet your favourite farm animals at Mr Mawkins farm from sleeping pigs to spring lambs, plus a host of rare breeds including Pygmy goats and Shorthorn calfs.  You can also try your hand at bottle feeding lambs and watching baby chicks hatch from eggs.

Machinery zone

Whether it’s climbing a colossal combine or scaling a mammoth tractor, there is plenty of machinery to awe at from the big to the small!

Emergency services zone

Learn CPR, ride a police quad bike, practice a rescue or take a look around an RNLI lifeboat – all courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary, Air Ambulance, RNLI and Search & Rescue.

Hands-on learning arena

With over 30 exhibitors our ‘hands-on’ learning zone, located in the Showground Arena, is packed with activities where you can learn more about the land, the countryside and your local community, including tractor simulator rides, make your own crest heads and even tasting wonky veg thanks to Morrison’s.

Countryside area

Our countryside area this year includes the ever popular sheep dog, dog agility, ferret and birds of prey displays, plus a host of new ‘hands-on’ events including laser clay shooting, fly fishing, wood carving and more.

Horsepower

Meet and watch our impressive heavy horse display, learn how to braid horses and even have-a-go at lead reigning.

Zoo-tropolis

Get up, close and personal to some of the country’s smallest animals from the traditional at Mr Mawkin’s Farm to the more exotic thanks to Zoo4You, including a skunk, parrot, snakes, geckos and tarantulas!

The greatest show!

Watch the world famous and impressive New Zealand sheep show. Not to be missed.

Jump aboard!

A Spring Fling favourite.  It’s all aboard the showground tractor as we take you on an interactive ride around the showground and pass 300 ewes and lambs.

Say cheese!

Roll your sleeves up and learn how to make cheese – then head over to Dann’s ice cream for ice-cream making!

Get interactive

Learn about food, farming and the countryside with a host of interactive games and activities right across the showground.

Get creative!

Enjoy a host of themed crafts in the ‘hands-on’ arena to keep every age happy throughout the day including making your own up-cycled notebooks, finger painting, puppet making, plus come and help us build a lego farm!

Weird science

Explore the world of science including micro worlds and micro beasts with the John Innes Centre, learn how the Sun gives us all life on Earth, how rainbows are created and if you’re really brave try shooting lightning between your fingertips thanks to Mad Science Norfolk!

Soft play

For the real little ones there’s even a soft play area, plus tea and coffee for the bigger ones!

Plus more, including….

  • Compost-making
  • Sausage making
  • Pampered cows thanks to Norton’s Dairy
  • And more!

 

*Feedback from previous years has been to offer more activities and experiences rather than a free hog roast lunch.  So for 2019 we’re making it bigger and better, but this does mean the hog roast lunch will not be included in the price this year.  However, as per previous years there will be no further cost after entry and there will be plenty of food options available or alternatively please bring your own food/picnic.